Centaurea montana Seeds - Cornflower

Centaurea montana Seeds - Cornflower

C. montana
Mountain Bluet, Mountain Cornflower
Perennial Wildflower
Cut Flower

Product ID#: RC1280-8555

Additional Information

Harvesting Harvest when Mature, Good for Cutting, Cut & Come Again
Growing Conditions Field Crop, Grows Well in Containers
Additional Characteristics Start Early for Transplants, Good for Overwintering, Cold Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Easy to Grow
Flowering Month June, July, August, September
Garden Style Cutting / Cut Flowers, English Cottage, Heirloom & Heritage, Romantic, Victorian, Woodland
Lighting Conditions Full Sun
Seed Type Heirloom, Open Pollinated
Days to Maturity Perennial
Stem Type Single Stem
Plant Hardiness Hardy
Plant Height 21 - 30 inches
Plant Lifecycle Perennial
Plant Moisture & Climate Heat Tolerant
Plant Uses Cut Flower & Bouquets, Bouquet Filler Flower, Excellent for Drying & Crafts, Wild Flowers, Sustains Beneficial Insects, Attracts Friendly Pollinators, Patio Container Friendly
Shape Filler Flower, Pods & Fiddly Bits, Textural
  • 1 packet

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Centaurea montana, commonly known as Cornflower, is a first year flowering perennial wildflower. The striking beauty of the violet-blue flowers is as captivating as its textural interest. Fringed petals emerge from its decorative "basket weave" bud base nestled in bright purple quills. Stunning! Heralding from the damp meadows in the European mountain ranges, it is most prolific in moisture retentive soils but has adapted well to most climates and soil types. Deadhead spent blossoms to prompt continual blooms from early summer through fall. 24" inch plants freely self sow, so act accordingly, removing all expired blooms if you do not want a swath to naturalize. Centaurea montana is easy to grow from seed and a sought after cut flower variety by floral creatives. Hardy to zone 4. Packet: 25 seeds.

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