Centaurea Fancifillers Chrome Fountain is a hybrid of the tender perennial foliage plant native to Italy. This plant's silver-white foliage has an upright, compact habit of 12-18" tall and wide. Chrome Fountain offers excellent heat and drought tolerance, providing texture and contrast with flowers and green leaves as a focal point in large mixed containers, hanging baskets, or smaller containers. This low-maintenance plant flourishes in full or partial sun with minimal water in containers or landscape borders.
Centaurea Fancifillers Chrome Fountain Selling Tips
Sell Centaurea Fancifillers Chrome Fountain to customers looking for color contrast or a foliage addition to a mixed container or landscape border. This plant offers an upright, compact habit of 12-18", well-suited to being a mounding focal point in a large patio pot. Perennial in zone 8-10, Centaurea can overwinter in containers, where the foliage will die back in cold temperatures and bring forth new growth in the spring. Pair with Lysimachia Golden and Celosia for a stunning mixed container.
Coach Your Customer
1. Space plants 10-12" apart in well-drained soil in full or partial sun.
2. In zone 8-10, cut back the spent growth after cold temperatures set in.
3. Water occasionally or more in dry weather.
General Growing Tips For Your Rooted Cutting Liner
For best results with Centaurea Fancifillers Chrome Fountain, plant one rooted plug per 4-inch or gallon container. Use well-drained soil with a pH of 5.8-6.4, EC of 0.6-0.9, temperatures of 65-72 daytime and 55-60 nighttime, and light feed (100 ppm N). This plant doesn't require pinching or PGRs. It isn't prone to pests or diseases.
Centaurea Fancifillers Chrome Fountain is grown for its foliage.
This plant doesn't require pinching.
Space containers for adequate airflow and sunlight penetration around the base of each plant.
This plant doesn't require PGRs.
This plant isn't prone to pests.
This plant isn't prone to disease but watch for botrytis during short days or wet, humid conditions. Prevent this fungal infection by watering at the base of each plant in the morning, providing good airflow in your greenhouse, and spacing plants so sunlight can penetrate to the soil level of each container.
Planting Centaurea Fancifillers Chrome Fountain Liners
We recommend planting one rooted plug per 4-inch or gallon container. Use a well-drained soil and completely bury the ellepot in the middle of the container. Gallons finish in 10-12 weeks.
Rooted Cuttings Cuttings vary in size between different plant families. These rooted starter plants will arrive ready to be transplanted in to your final container. If they are to be used in a landscape application, you will need to establish them in a 4 inch pot or an 1801 before planting outside.
Centaurea Fancifillers Chrome Fountain Quick Reference Guide
|4 Inch crop time||8-10 Weeks|
|Light||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Perennial Zone||Zones 8-10|