Centaurea dealbata commonly called knapweed or Persian cornflower is a perennial cornflower that is a cousin to the common Bachelor’s Button, with showy heads of shaggy flowers.
This species is medium in stature and well suited to growing in the sunny border. Plants form a bushy clump with grey-green divided leaves, setting off a display of rosy-purple flowers in early summer. Removing faded flower heads will encourage repeat flowering. Ruggedly hardy, this plant will grow in most types of soils and climate regions. Plants may be pruned back hard in mid-summer to maintain a compact habit. An excellent cut flower that is also attractive to butterflies
Height 50-60cm x 45-50cm Wide
Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres
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