Centaurea triumfettii represents a polymorphic group with 12 subspecies, which are a bit hard to differentiate. This one forms a clump about 30- 60 cm high, with narrow green-grayish, felty leaves and flowers in various shades of purple, red and deep mauve – a Carpathian Mts. collection.
In some cases the flowers can be entirely deep red, so expect some variations from seed. Like all other knapweeds it is an excellent pollinator plant; great in any full sun location in the flower border, rock or scree garden.
Germination: easy to grow from seed, sown in the fall or spring.