8 May 2013

Centaurea montana 'Mountain Cornflower' Plants

This is a very varying but always eye-catching flower found in mdw and timber on the hills of European countries. The common form grown in landscapes has off white, lance-shaped results in and large, dark red or blue-violet blossoms, up to 3 in (7.5cm) across in early summer. It does best in a wetness sharp ground and is similarly at home in sun or partially colour.

Family: Compositae
Genus: Centaurea
Species: montana
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: Blue
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline
Hardiness: Hardy
Skill level: Beginner
Height: 45cm
Spread: 60cm
Time to divide plants: March to April


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