Perennial Cornflower Seeds - Montana, Mountain Bluet or Mountain Cornflower !
Cornflower (Centaurea Montana) - For a true blue flower, start these Cornflower seeds, and enjoy not only the blue shade, but a perennial Cornflower as well! Native to damp meadows in the European mountain ranges, this perennial Centaurea is commonly called Mountain Bluet or Mountain Cornflower, and it is rugged and hardy, growing in most soil types and climates. The vigorous clump-forming plant has silvery-green foliage and stems that are slightly hairy. The blooms are large, solitary, and fringed and are excellent for cutting. The Mountain Cornflower plant does best in moisture retentive soils. Cornflower care includes removing spent flowers after blooming. The Cornflower plants can be trimmed back hard after blooming. Mountain Centaurea is known for self-sowing, so deadheading is needed if spreading is not desired.
- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 3 - 8
- Height: 12 - 24 inches
- Bloom Season: Late spring to mid summer
- Bloom Color: Blue
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Clay, sandy, normal loam
- Temperature: 68F
- Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: 1/4 inch
- Sowing Rate: 10 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 12 inches