PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).

Centaurea montana
Perennial cornflower, Mountain bluet
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period Spring/Summer
Height 4-18in/10-45cm
Light preference Full sun/part shade
Soil preference Any, but moist and well-drained
Sowing time/depth Spring, 0.15in/3mm
This wildflower has been a popular garden plant for generations. Rich blue with a reddish-purple centre, it makes a good cut flower for smaller arrangements and posies. Dead-head regularly to promote fresh blooms. The plant has a lax habit, so either cut long stems back by half to discourage legginess or stake if you want taller plants. (Plants offered are sometimes trimmed back, particularly during the summer, but will very quickly bulk out.)
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Sow in a cold frame in spring or in situ.
Seed
1 packet £1.95

Plant
1 x plant (9cm pot) £3.75

Sometimes bare-rooted, trimmed back
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