Plant Guide

Centaurea montana

Centaurea montana

perennial cornflower

Clump-forming perennial with violet to purplish blue flower heads and green to grey-green leaves. It spreads by rhizomes and can easily be divided. There is a white-flowering cultivar. The grass in the background of the photograph is Isolepis.

Type of plant

Herbaceous - Perennial



Landscape Use

flower display


  • Temperature: Hardy
  • Light: High
  • Moisture: Medium
  • Soil: Light Medium
  • Wind tolerance: Average