Centaurea montana 'Alba'
(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.
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