Contact Us Links Sitemap
www.Landscaping and Garden Design are affiliates of B&Q and deep link to the B&Q website Garden and Leisure section

Thompson & Morgan - One of the UK's leading mail order suppliers of quality gardening products. Established in 1855, our range now includes over 6,000 plants, bulbs, seeds, fruit, seed potatoes plus many more products.

H. Perennial & Old Fashioned Garden Plants & Flowers by John Wood
 Award-winning, natural gardening at Wiggly Wigglers


Build a Brick Barbecue
Children's Gardens
Garden Boundaries

Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers - Author: John Wood - Landscaping and Garden Design - By variety in grouping, positioning and plants of interest can be inspected more leisurely - The seasons and the weather will not admit more than casual walks in the garden.

Garden Design Website Build


Garden Buildings
Garden Power

Pressure Washers
Garden Care & Watering
Garden Décor
Garden Tools & Equipment

@@ Landscaping and Garden Design

Tatton Park Flower Show - Opens in a new window


Lawn Turf

Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers - Author: John Wood - Landscaping and Garden Design - There is little temptation to remain in a given spot - For that reason and because occasional visitors can see the garden from the windows of the house - It is a good plan to form in laying out a garden.

Featured Companies

Gardening |  Garden Buildings |  Garden Decking |  Garden Designers
Ponds and Water Features |  Garden Lighting |  Garden Inspiration
Gardening Catalogue Service | 

Centaurea Montana - Hardy Perennial

Author: John Wood

Centaurea Montana - Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers

Centaurea Montana Described.

Centaurea Montana - Mountain Knapweed; Nat. Ord. Compositæ.

This is an "old-fashioned" and favourite flower. Every one must be familiar with its thistle-like formed flowers; it is sometimes called the large or perennial Cornflower and also the Large Bluebottle. The blue variety has been grown in English gardens since 1596. There are now white and pink coloured varieties, all rampant growers, very hardy and perennial. They are in every way superior to the annual kind, which is so largely grown, the flowers being more than twice the size, and produced two months earlier; the blooming period is maintained until late autumn.

The flowers, as before hinted, are thistle-shaped; the pericline or knob just under the florets is cone-shaped, covered with evenly set and pointed scales, green, edged with a brown margin, set round with short bristle-like teeth. The florets of the outer ring are 1½in. long, tubular half their length, the wider portion being five to seven cut; the centre florets are short and irregular, richly tinted with pink at their bases; the whole flower or ray, when expanded, is 3in. across. They are produced on stems over 2ft. long and of a somewhat procumbent habit, angular and branched near the tops; the leaves are 3in. to 6in. long, lance-shaped, entire and decurrent, giving the stems a winged appearance. They are of a greyish colour—nappy—whence the name Knapweed.

Shedstore for Garden Buildings Fencestore for fencing

Order Gardening Catalogues

Centaurea Montana

This vigorous species, with its white and pink varieties, may be grown in any kind of soil. It requires plenty of room; a two-year-old plant will form a specimen a yard in diameter under favourable conditions. The effect is good when all the three colours are grown near each other in bold pieces. They yield an unfailing supply of flowers, which are of a very useful type; in fact, the more they are cut the more they seem to bloom, and it is a good plan to cut short half the stems about June. They will (in a week or two) produce new shoots and large flowers in abundance, the gain being flowers of extra size during autumn.

Propagated by division of the roots any time.

Flowering period, June to September.

Sponsored Links:

Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers, Landscaping Software, Landscaping Design, Landscaping Jobs, Landscaping Plants, Landscaping Supplies, Landscape Design Software, Garden Design,

About Our Sponsored Links

Luxury Garden Buildings

Glogrow - How does your garden grow?

Privacy Policy - © 2008 to 2013 - All rights reserved