A Caucasian endemic, with beautiful pinnate greyish leaves, which is widely used as an evergreen groundcover in the dry Mediterranean gardens of the French Riviera. Once established, it is happy in any soil that isn’t bog-like. A definite weed suppressor. Centaurea bella’s foliage grows about 10cm tall and the branching flower stems, carrying the beautifully shaped amethyst-pink flowers, are 30cm tall. Allow 30cm to 40 cm width.