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Scientific name: Centaurea montana    sen-TOR-ree-a mon-TAN-nah

Common name: Perennial Cornflower, Mountain Bluet

Design Characteristics

Height  18-24"
Spread  24-36"
Form  upright clump
Texture  medium
Flower color  violet-blue
Leaf  green
 pubescent
Time of bloom  May-August

Horticultural Characteristics

Light
requirement
 full sun part shade
Soil
requirement
 well drained
 moist
Propagation
method
 divide every few years
 self sows
USDA Hardiness Zone   4-9

Miscellaneous

Peculiarities/Problems   mildew in deep shade
Uses  mid border
 cut flower
Comments  vigorous spreader so it
can be invasive