Herb latin name: Centaurea raphanina
Synonyms: Centaurea mixta
Edible parts of Centaurea raphanina:Basal leaves - cooked. This entry refers to ssp. C. raphanina mixta. (D.C.)Runemare. syn C. mixta. DC.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Rocky waste places in the warm parts of Greece.
Propagation of Centaurea raphanina:Seed - sow early spring in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in the summer. Division in autumn. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer or following spring. This should be done at least once every three years in order to maintain the vigour of the plant. Basal cuttings in spring. Harvest the shoots when they are about 10 - 15cm long with plenty of underground stem. Pot them up into individual pots and keep them in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the summer.
Cultivation of the herb:Rocky waste places in the warm parts of Greece.
Medicinal use of Centaurea raphanina:None known
Known hazards of Centaurea raphanina:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.