Puriri Lane | Centaurea macrocephala

Centaurea macrocephala

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

perfect for pollinators

Centaurea macrocephala is magnificent perennial that is actually a member of the thistle family.  It has beautiful bright yellow shaggy flowers that are held on tall stems that will make a strong vertical statement positioned towards the back of your border. Beneficial insects, bees, and birds all love this flower. 

This is also definitely for the Flower Farmer out there, as freshly cut blooms will last up to 5 days. Cut the flowers early in the morning when they are half open be sure to strip the lower leaves from the stems. They also make a wonderful dried flower, but the process for achieving this is a little different.  If you want to dry them, harvest the flowers in the late morning or in the afternoon. Select flowers that have only just opened or you will find that they will drop their petals once they have dried. Air-dry the flowers by tying them in bunches and hang them upside down in an airy, dark place for a few weeks. 

The best results will be if you plant these in a sunny and well-drained position, but be sure to choose well as they resent being moved once they are established.  Flowers mid Summer.


Height 90cm x 60cm Wide

Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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