Centaurea Silver Fountain


(Centaurea ‘Silver Fountain’)


A compact and mounding shrub with crystal silver foliage and pink thistle like flowers.


Mauve pink thistle like flowers are produced in late spring/summer.


An open and dry, sunny position with well drained soil are preferred. Silver Fountain should be trimmed hard in late autumn to produce dense mound, planted amongst other low shrubs and perennials for a silver highlight or used as a pot specimen.


Cut back by 40% in late autumn. In the heat of summer give an occasional deep watering but do not over water in cooler months.


Regular applications of Seasol and Power Feed will keep it looking its best.


  • Red can = Little water in hot, dry weather.
  • Green can = Deep watering every few weeks in hot, dry weather.
  • Blue can = Deep watering weekly in hot, dry weather.

Codes are a guide only and watering requirements will be affected by soil type, competition, mulching, wind and many other factors. Try to group plants with the same code in the one bed.

CAUTION: May be harmful if eaten.

Herb Attributes

Plants Needed per Square Metre 1
Habit A mounding perennial with feathery silver foliage that keeps its shape for several years.
Position Full Sun, Moderate Frost.
Height 1.2M
Width 1.5M