Centaurea montana (Cornflower)

Full Sun
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Most Types

Plant Details

An attractive plant native to the mountain meadows and woodlands of continental Europe. Purple cornflower flowers from May to July.

Tough as old boots. You can't really go wrong with this plant. Looks good in the border or can be planted in a wildflower meadow.

Loved by bees and butterflies.

Originally from Austria, but grown here for several centuries. Repeat flowers if cut back when the first flowers have finished.

Height and Spread: 45cm x 60cm

Common name(s): Perennial cornflower, Mountain cornflower

Picture: jacilluch [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons