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Centaurea montana (Perennial Cornflower)

£4.90
Aspect:
Full Sun
Aspect:
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Most Types
Colour:
Purple

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Plant Overview

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 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
We grow most of what we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.