Details

Centaurea montana is a rhizomatous perennial with simple or lobed leaves, hairy beneath, and blue flower-heads 5cm across, reddish in the centre, from late spring to summer

 

Hardiness

H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

 

Sunlight

Full Sun, Partial Shade

 

Aspect

South-facing, North-facing, East-facing or West-facing

 

Exposure

Exposed or Sheltered

 

Moisture

Moist but well-drained

 

Soil

Loam, Chalk, Sand, Clay

 

pH 

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

 

Size

Ultimate height: 0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread: 0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height: 2-5 years

 

How to grow

Cultivation

Best grown in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade, needs staking

 

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in pots in a cold frame in spring or propagate by division in spring or autumn

 

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers Cottage & Informal Garden Wildlife Gardens Prairie Planting Coastal

 

How to care

Pruning

Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering

 

Pests

Generally pest free

 

Diseases

May be affected by powdery mildews

Centaurea Montana

£7.80Price
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    0131 445 4698

    Damhead Nursery
    Damhead Farm
    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ

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