Centaurea montana 'Purple Heart'

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Buy Centaurea montana 'Purple Heart' knapweed: An interesting new bicoloured form

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 deal 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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Very pretty

5

I have included these in a herbaceous bed to give more privacy to a seating area during the summer and I am very pleased with the effect - a summer screening bed of very pretty and healthy perennials.

Fairweather gardener

Durham

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Fabulous plant

5

The hot summer took its toll and I thought I had lost it -but come September it perked up and was flowering well into November. A beautiful, unusually coloured flower that I paired with other Centaurea colours, also from Crocus. From the baby plants around it looks like there may be some 'sports' next year.

Bonnecca

Somerset

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Beautiful, easy and long flowering

5

Planted at the edge of a sunny border. It did very well with no looking after, flowered nicely and multiplied. I have already divided, after one year, to add to another spot in the garden.

QL

Canterbury

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Love this plant

4

A lovely front of border plant. Doesn't like too much shading. It is really pretty and a great addition.

Kim

London

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looks good

4

Plant arrived in healthy condition but too late to plant out (my fault). Overwintered it in it's pot that it arrived in in a sheltered spot and already is sprouting ready to be planted out as soon as the frosts have gone. I will place it in the front/mid border.

The Gnome

CAMBRIDGESHIRE

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A real star for the border

5

This species of Centaurea whilst seeming to be delicate, is a sturdy and reliable addition to my border

Daisy doe

Oxfordshire

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I would recommend this plant to anyone

5

A very noticeable plant. As a rule the plants start off small (although the flower head is not small but is very light weight (being 'spikey' in appearance) but soon multiply into a large clump after a year or so and then can be dug up and broken down into several 'clumps'. This plant attracts the pollinators but is an easy plant to look after.

The Gnome

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