Centaurea montana JordyCentaurea montana Jordy

Centaurea montana 'Jordy'

Our Ref No : 1831 £9.00 Stock : 4 Availability: In Stock
Perennial cornflower. Thistle like blue-purple flowers with silvery-green foliage. Spreads to form a good clump. Ideal in sunny, well drained moist border but can also do partial shade. . Re-flowers if dead-headed. Height 40cm. Loved by bees.
Genus: Centaurea
Species: montana
Life cycle: perennial
Hardiness: Fully hardy: the plant can tolerate temperatures down to about -15C or 5F.
Leaf colour when growing: dark green shades
Leaf shape: lance-shaped ovate.
Leaf margin: entire, dentate or toothed
Leaf arrangement: alternate
Approx leaf length (cm): 6
Can be grown from: Seeds, Division, Naturalises
Propagation: Divide every 2 to 3 years to keep vigorous.
Soil conditions: sandy, loamy, clay poor quality soil.
Water needs: Semi-moist conditions
Light requirements: Full sun
Natural habitat: Mountain woodland margins and meadows. Lives from 3 to 10 years.
Interest and use: Border, naturaliser, cutting bed, rock-garden. Spring/Summer interest.
Min height (m): 0.3
Max height (m): 0.7
Min spread (m): 0.3
Max spread (m): 0.6
Min pH: 7.0 Neutral
Max pH: 7.0 Neutral
Flower type: single flowers of petals
Flower colour: white-green, bright blue-mauve
Size of inflorescence: Medium (3 to 10 cm)
Profusion of flowers: Medium
Fragrance: pleasant
Spring colour: dark silver green
Summer colour: dark silver green purple
Autumn colour: dark silver green purple
Min growing temp (C): 8
Max growing temp (C): 30
Min optimum temp (C): 14
Plant gender: Monoecious
Growth habit: upright spreading
Climatic zone: 7
Origin: Europe to Poland
Blooming time start: Late spring
Blooming time end: Late summer