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CENTAUREA

Commonly known as Knapweed

Genus of about 650 species of annuals, perennials and subshrubs widely found in dry sites, rocky mountain slopes, subalpine meadows, woodland and sand dunes mainly in Europe and the Mediterranean.

 Some Knapweeds in the wild can be invasive but garden forms are ornamental and all are beneficial to insects.

In the UK the common C. nigra, Hardhead, can be dried and flower tops make a pale yellow-green dye.

The native perennial Greater knapweed, C. scabiosa can be found mainly in the south and east of England in hedgerows, roadsides and dry grassland.

Further Reading....

  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - thistle-like, spherical or hemispherical flowers with tubular florets.
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - bees and butterflies.
  • Pests & Diseases - powdery mildew.
  • Place of origin - Europe, Mediterranean, North America, Australia.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
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Buy Varieties of CENTAUREA

CENTAUREA montana 'Alba'

CENTAUREA montana 'Alba'  >


Commonly known as: Mountain knapweed, Perennial cornflower.
Pure white flowers growing up to 45cms(18ins)
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

CENTAUREA montana 'Purple Heart'

CENTAUREA montana 'Purple Heart'  >


Commonly known as: Mountain knapweed, Perennial cornflower.
White cornflower with purple centre
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each
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Available again from summer 2020 - These plants are expected to be available sometime in summer.

CENTAUREA 'Silver Feather'

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Commonly known as: Knapweed.
Compact. Lilac-pink cornflowers above frosted silver foliage
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

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