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  • Eventual height: 0.45m
  • Eventual spread: 0.6m

Centaurea montana 'Purple Heart'


5 year guarantee Perfect for pollinators
9cm pot £6.99

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Purple-eyed flowerheads, each with a ruff of long white florets, form throughout the summer above the clumps of grey-green foliage, creating easy-going groundcover that will thrive in a sunny spot. It's ideal for a more naturalised setting - and the bees and butterflies love it too.

  • Garden care: Stake with brushwood or bamboo canes before the flowers appear. Cut back to the ground after flowering and you may get a second flush of flowers. Lift and divide large clumps every three years in spring.
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