Perennial Cornflower

Centaurea montana

Perennial Cornflower - Centaurea montana Perennial Cornflower - Centaurea montana

Common Name: Perennial Cornflower
Genus: Centaurea
Species: montana

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.50 m (50 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May to July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

This plant would be a good choice for a wildlife garden because the flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies. Centaurea montana has long, slender, lance-shaped mid-green leaves. The flowers have an interesting structure and are blue and violet in colour. Centaurea montana is native throughout Europe and can be found growing on mountain slopes and meadows. It should only be purchased from a reputable supplier who can guarantee that stock has not been removed from the wild for retail.


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