Centaurea montana – Cornflower
A beloved perennial, Perennial Cornflower, Centaurea montana, dazzles us with large, showy violet-blue cornflowers in summer. Dead-heading spent flowers encourages more blossoms. A butterfly favorite that is excellent planted in large drifts. Plants will self sow prolifically. Easy to grow in any soil.
This old-fashioned favorite looks fantastic in perennial borders, cottage gardens, and in more formal settings.
Growing instructions: Plant in sun to part shade in soil that has been amended with compost or other organic matter. Keep well watered when plants are setting up buds, blooming, and during dry spells.