Attract bees, butterflies, and birds to your backyard with American Basketflower (Centaurea americana). A native annual, this thistle-like plant has no spines at all. In warmer climates, they can form colonies in disturbed sites; important for soil stabilization. Pollinators love the giant pink blossoms, and birds love the large seeds in the fall. A showy US native wildflower for pollinator and habitat gardens.
Named for the underside of the flower, interwoven bracts resemble a basket.
Plant outdoors Spring. Seeds will germinate when conditions are optimal. In good conditions, flowers appear the first year.
• An annual
• Native to South Central US
• full sun and well-draining
• Moderate Water Requirement
• Sow Spring, 12-24 inches apart
• Zone 3-9
American Basketflower is native to the following states:
Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wisconsin.