Here's something pretty special for the plant nuts ;) ...I've never grown this before but so far it seems similar in appearance to a Centaurea, forming clumps of silvery-green leaves reminiscent of a thistle but soft and spineless. Wiry upright stems will carry singular beautiful rose-purple flowers with silky petals and a slightly shaggy appearance, again much like a Centaurea or Cirsium. Best grown in sunny spots and soils with good drainage. Flowering stems to 50-60cm, with a basal clump of foliage. 9cm pot.