Centaurea montana 9cm Centaurea Montana
Perennial Cornflower - 9 cm
Centaurea montana is a traditional cottage garden perennial forming a clump of greyish-green leaves and bearing deep blue flowers with red centres, opening from dark brown buds in May and June. Attractive to bees and butterflies and good as cut flowers. Height and spread 45cm by 60cm. Cut back after flowering to promote fresh growth and some further flowering. 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.
Bee and butterfly friendly.
|Botanical name||Centaurea montana|
|British nursery grown||N|
|Common name||Perennial Cornflower|
|Flower colour||Blue, Red|
|Flowering time||Spring, Summer|
|Plant type||Herbaceous Perennials|
|Season of interest||Spring, Summer|
|Time to maturity||2 - 5 years|
|Ultimate height||0.1m - 0.5m|
|Ultimate spread||0.6m - 1m|