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Cornflower

Centaurea montana 'Grandiflora'

Photo: Cornflower

General description

Beautiful, large, cornflower-like, deep violet-blue flower heads surrounded by papery, light purple bracts are produced above a compact, rounded mound of foliage from June to July.
This is an easy-to-grow, clump forming, semi-evergreen perennial with elongated, textured, fresh mid-green leaves that provide a perfect foil for the summer flowers. Ideal for planting in bold drifts throughout a wild garden, it also looks lovely when incorporated into a rock garden or grown in groups in a sunny border. Cut back flowering stems as soon as the summer flowers have faded to encourage a second flush of blooms during the autumn 

Properties

Height
60 cm
Color
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Soil type
Loam
Sunlight
Partial shade
PH
Neutral
Moisture
Well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy