Centaurea montana 'Alba' - flowers in June
Centaurea montana 'Alba' - flowers in early summer
Centaurea montana 'Alba' - flowers in June
Centaurea montana 'Alba' - flowers in early summer

Centaurea montana 'Alba'

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(Mountain Cornflower) A clump forming perennial, Centaurea montana 'Alba' has short stems topped with showy white,  thistle-like flowers-heads in late spring and early summer.

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A clump forming perennial, Centaurea montana 'Alba' has short stems topped with showy white, thistle-like flowers-heads in late spring and early summer. Sporadic flowers may appear until autumn. The leaves are mid green in colour and form a low mound underneath the flower spikes.

Centaurea montana 'Alba' will usually flower best in a sunny position with good drainage.


  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: May - July.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Centaurea montana 'Alba' grows to be a clump forming perennial with upright flower stems.
    • Height: up to 45 cm (1 - 1 1/2 ft)
    • Spread: 30 cm (1 ft)

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Eventual Size
Herbaceous - Small (less than 0.6m)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Dry/Sandy, Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Alkaline, Soil: Acid, Site: Coastal Areas
Special Features
Flowers in Summer, Suitable for Containers

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