Sweet Sultan – Amberboa moschata (Centaurea moschata) Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now Common Name: Sweet Sultan Botanical Name: Amberboa moschata (Centaurea moschata), am-ber-BO-a mos-KA-ta Flower Color: Blue, Pink, White Availability: Spring, Summer Harvest Instructions: Harvest when flowers are just beginning to open. Family Roots: Member of the Compositae (aster family). Native to Southwest Asia. Common family relatives include sunflower, aster, zinnia, ageratum, chrysanthemum and lettuce. Personality: Stems to nearly 30 inches, leaves basal, lobed. Flowers fragrant. Tidbits: This species is possibly better known as Centaurea moschata, well known and loved in cottage gardens for its sweet fragrant flowers. Flowers are suitable for drying in borax which reportedly preserves the flower color better than air drying. Colors range from pure white (‘The Bride’) to the mixed colors ranging from white through yellows and pinks (‘Imperialis’).