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Centaurea montana ‘Lilac’

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2 litres

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Plant Finder: about Centaurea montana ‘Lilac’

Common names

Mountain knapweed, Perennial cornflower, Cornflower


Centaurea montana ‘Lilac’ (Mountain knapweed). A mat forming perennial with ovate olive green leaves. Flowerheads of light lilac are held aloft from late spring to mid summer.


They will prefer full sun but do not bloom well if allowed to dry out. You will need to divide these plants every 2 to 3 years to keep them growing vigorously.

Interest and use


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Centaurea montana ‘Lilac’ | Cheshire, SK11 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Sandy, Poor quality, Loamy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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