Colchester White

Centaurea cineraria

This plant’s intricately cut, frosty-silver leaves bear creamy white, pin-cushion flowers, related to annual bachelor’s buttons. Its filigreed foliage forms a dome-shaped fountain that gleams by day and continues to shine as the sun dips below the horizon. Great in xeriscaping!

Water: Despite its English-sounding name, 'Colchester White' thrives in heat and drought

Hardiness: Frost Hardy

Habit: 3 to 4' tall by 5 to 6' wide

Light: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: Well-draining moist soil

Origin: Italy

Colchester White