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CENTAUREA

Commonly known as Mountain knapweed, Perennial cornflower

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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.


Buy Varieties of CENTAUREA

CENTAUREA 'Caramia'

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Commonly known as: Knapweed.
Pinkish purple flowers with curled fringing
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CENTAUREA montana 'Alba'

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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'

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Commonly known as: Mountain knapweed, Perennial cornflower.
White cornflower with purple centre
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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