Genus of more than 400 species of annual, biennial and perennial herbs.
Latin name: Centaurea sphaerocephala
They grow in full sun or partial shade, in well-drained, moderately moist soils.
Annuals are used in flower gardens and perennials in rock gardens and flowerpots.
Propagate perennials by division and cuttings and annuals by seeds.
Herbaceous perennial with fuchsia to purple flowers in summer.