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Centaurea americana, American Basketflower Seed balls

  • 1450

Attract bees, butterflies, and birds to your backyard with American Basketflower (Centaurea americana). A native annual, this thistle-like plant has no spines at all. In warmer climates, they can form colonies in disturbed sites; important for soil stabilization. Pollinators love the giant pink blossoms, and birds love the large seeds in the fall. A showy US native wildflower for pollinator and habitat gardens.

Named for the underside of the flower, interwoven bracts resemble a basket.

Plant outdoors Spring. Seeds will germinate when conditions are optimal. In good conditions, flowers appear the first year.

• An annual
• Native to South Central US
• full sun and well-draining
• Moderate Water Requirement
• Sow Spring, 12-24 inches apart
• Zone 3-9

American Basketflower is native to the following states:
Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Wisconsin.

Seed balls (seed bombs) are 1/2-inch balls of dried soil and seeds. Essentially, they are pre-planted seeds. They are great for no-till gardening and beautifying neglected landscapes. Sow by pressing the seed ball halfway into the surrounding soil. Plant in habitats in need of biodiversity. Non-GMO. Pesticide free.

A seed ball protects seeds from erosion, foraging, and harsh conditions. This protective property often results in higher but slower germination rates. Please be patient with your seed balls. Placed in the appropriate soil and climate, they will grow.

Grow seed balls risk free. If you are not satisfied, we will refund or replace the products that disappointed you. Why? Because we want to grow a greener, more biodiverse planet, and we want you to plant more native wildflowers and tasty vegetables. Warranty excludes custom orders and discounted overstock.

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