A plant of a Eurasian genus which includes the cornflower and knapweed.
- Genus Centaurea, family Compositae
- A new strain of Marguerite centaureas has a better form and more substance to the blossoms.
- The tender centaureas are valued for summer bedding on account of their pure silvery or bluish tinted white foliage.
- If you are sowing in spring, it's a good idea to make more than one sowing of the annuals because centaureas are not long-blooming plants.
Modern Latin based on Greek kentauros ‘centaur’ (see centaury).
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