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Centaurea nigra (Common Knapweed, Centaurea)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Upright Taller-Growing Clump
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Purple Flowers (Summer), Dark green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Centaurea nigra:

  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Design & Plant Use for Centaurea nigra:

  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting

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View other herbaceous flowers with purple flowers, or herbaceous flowers with dark green foliage