Go Back Bachelor's Button Macrocephala Globe

Centaurea macrocephala
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Plant Type: Perennials

Bright yellow 3-4" across thistle-like flowers enclosed in glossy, light brown bracts on strong, stiff stems. Blooms for 2-3 weeks in the mid-summer. Sometimes commonly called globe centaurea or yellow hardhat. Good cut and dried flower.

Currently not available for online purchase.

Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun.

Flower Color

Bright yellow

Foliage Color


Plant Spread

1.5-2 ft.

Good Companions

Plant Height

3-4 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Dry to medium water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Has showy flowers, Cut flower, Dried flower, Specimen, Mass Plant, Border, Meadow

Bloom Time

Mid summer

Critter Resistance


Full sun

Growth Rate

Seasonal Interests