Centaurea montana 'Black Sprite'
Perennial cornflower - 2 litres
Centaurea montana 'Black Sprite' is a stylish, very different variety of the tough and easy old cottage garden Perennial cornflower, with fabulous purple-black flowers, nicely set off by the silver-grey foliage, opening from attractive buds in late spring and early summer and often again through summer. Good as cut flowers and attractive to bees and butterflies. Ideal for sunny herbaceous and mixed borders. Height and spread 35cm by 60cm. (14in x 24in.)
Thrives in any well-drained soil, including limey or chalk soils, in sun. Deadheading will prolong flowering. Cut right down after main flowering to promote new growth and further flowers.
British nursery grown.
Butterfly and bee friendly.
|Botanical name||Centaurea montana|
|British nursery grown||Y|
|Common name||Perennial cornflower|
|Flowering time||Spring, Summer|
|Foliage colour||Green, Silver/grey|
|Plant type||Herbaceous Perennials|
|Season of interest||Spring, Summer|
|Time to maturity||2 - 5 years|
|Ultimate height||0.6m - 1m|
|Ultimate spread||0.1m - 0.5m|