Centaurea dealbata 9cm Centaurea Dealbata
Perennial cornflower - 9 cm
Centaurea dealbata is a tough, easy perennial with handsome, divided light green leaves, white below, and lilac-pink flowers with white eyes from June to August. Attractive to bees and butterflies and good as cut flowers. Height and spread 90cm by 60cm. Deadhead to prolong flowering. Support with twiggy or wire supports. Suitable for herbaceous or mixed borders, informal cottage garden-style plantings and sunny banks.
Thrives in well drained, nutrient-poor soils in sun. Likes lime. Avoid rich soils.
British nursery grown.
Butterfly and bee friendly.
|Botanical name||Centaurea dealbata|
|British nursery grown||Y|
|Common name||Perennial cornflower|
|Plant type||Herbaceous Perennials|
|Season of interest||Summer|
|Time to maturity||2 - 5 years|
|Ultimate height||0.6m - 1m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|