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Centaurea hypoleuca - 'John Coutts' (Cornflower, Centaurea)

Centaurea hypoleuca - 'John Coutts' (Cornflower, Centaurea)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Red Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Centaurea hypoleuca Description

Centaurea is a long flowering native wildflower. It is fully hardy annual so will only flower for one year but this vatiety puts on a magnificent display of bright pink flowers throughout the summer.Ideal for cut flowers.


Centaurea hypoleuca - Cultivation Notes

Cornflower flourishes on poor well drained soils, requiring a spot on full to establish and flower. In a windy location this flower might require staking but it is ideally suited to wild flower planting on problematic dry soils. Sow directly as seed in spring or plant as established plugs.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Centaurea hypoleuca:

  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Centaurea hypoleuca:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
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Common Missspellings: Centorea, Centauria

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