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Centaurea Montana cornflower 2x 13 cm pots.solitary, fringed, rich blue cornflowers (2″ diameter) with reddish blue centers and black-edged involucre bracts. Flowers appear in late spring 2x 13 cm £12

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Centaurea Montana is an erect, stoloniferous, clump-forming perennial which features solitary, fringed, rich blue cornflowers (2″ diameter) with reddish blue centres and black-edged involucre bracts. Flowers appear in late spring 2 x 13 cm pots £12.00

Violet-blue flowers cornflower shaped flowers are carried on stiff stems above a spreading clump of long, silvery leaves.

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Centaurea montana is an erect, stoloniferous, clump-forming perennial which features solitary, fringed, rich blue cornflowers (2″ diameter) with reddish blue centers and black-edged involucre bracts. Flowers appear in late spring atop unbranched stems typically growing 1-2′ tall. Gray-green, lance-shaped lower leaves to 7″ long. Commonly called mountain bluet, perennial cornflower or perennial bachelor’s button.

Genus name comes from the Greek word kentauros meaning centaur.
Position: Full sun, partial shade
Soil: Almost any soil, grows well in Ballyrobert
Flowers: May, June, July
Other features: Grows well in Ballyrobert, Bees and Butterflies, Great Ground Cover
Hardiness: Fully hardy – grows well in Ballyrobert!
Habit: Bushy, Clump forming
Foliage: Deciduous
Height: 15 – 45 cm (0.5 – 1.5 ft)
Spread: 15 – 45 cm (0.5 – 1.5 ft)
Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
Colour: Purple, green

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