Centaurea montana (Cornflower)

£4.75
Aspect:
Full Sun
Aspect:
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Most Types
Colour:
Purple

See full plant description below.

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

All our plants are supplied in at least 9x10cm pots. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants planted in bigger pots at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.