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Today's bloom is Basket Flower (Centaurea americana)

Bloom of the Day for February 1st, 2012:

Type of plant: Annuals

Bloom color: Rose/Mauve, Violet/Lavender, White/Near White

Bloom time of year: Mid Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun requirements: Full Sun

Cold hardiness: Not Applicable

Height: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing: 12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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onewish1 wrote:
never saw this one before.. very neat!

pirl wrote:
So beautiful. I'm guessing it's the bud just before opening. Still, it looks like nature's art, which it is.