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CENTAUREA montana 'Alba'

Commonly known as Mountain knapweed, Perennial cornflower

Pure white flowers growing up to 45cms(18ins)
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - lance-shaped, mid-green leaves, woolly beneath, 6cm (2½in) long.
  • White
  • Height - 45cm (18in)
  • Spread - 60cm (24in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - rhizomatous, mat=forming perennial. Flowers 5cm (2in) across
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
  • Pests & Diseases - powdery mildew.
  • Place of origin - central Europe, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, central Italy,
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Butterfly friendly
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45cm (18in)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  60cm (24in)
 

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