Centaurea montana

Centaurea montana growing herbaceous of the genus Centaurea also known as Squarrose Knapweed, Centaurea montana perennial evergreen used as ornamental ground cover or medical plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropics climate.

Leaves color green in pinnate shape deeply lobed.

Centaurea montana flower

Flower color purple, blue, pink or white, the flowers petals like little horns base that divide several needle shape, the petals “sit” on green “ball” with spines on it.

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How to grow: 

Requirements for Centaurea montana growing and care:

Drained soil, moist soil, cool winter

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spines on the flowers

Recommended planting season?
Spring

Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids

Pruning season:
Winter

How to prune:
Prune dead leaves and flowers

Size of the plant?
20-60 cm (1-2 feet)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

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Blooming: 

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Purple blue, pink or white, the flowers petals like little horns base that divide several needle shape, the petals “sit” on green “ball” with spines on it.

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