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Centratherum intermedium 'Manaus Beauty'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Centratherum (sen-TRATH-ur-um) (Info)
Species: intermedium (in-ter-MEE-dee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Manaus Beauty

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Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Aromatic

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative prettyitup On Jun 11, 2012, prettyitup from Moss Point, MS wrote:

I love the purple blooms but here In South MS z8 it' s very invasive through reseeding. I even had it reseed and thrive in my gravel path.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Huntsville, Alabama
Richmond, California
Barbourville, Kentucky
Moss Point, Mississippi
Houston, Texas



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