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26/08/2013 at 12:55

Hi I live in Manchester and noticed the above plants in a garden near to where I live. I knocked on the door and asked what the plant was called and the gentlemen, said that it was Centaurea Macrocephala but he couldn't remember where he bought it from. I have searched the internet only to find lots of seeds, but I have never grown anything from seeds and wanted bulbs does anyone know where to buy these pants from for are seeds easy to grow.


26/08/2013 at 13:12

Looks like they have them in the RHS online shop - 4.99 a plant.

i have  never seen the yellow ones before - they look impressive. I grow the c. montana and they are trouble free

26/08/2013 at 14:36

Here are some suppliers on the RHS list

26/08/2013 at 15:47

Special perennials have a National collection of centaurea,

26/08/2013 at 19:49

Hi Chicky, the yellow Centaurea Macrocephala are lovely, when you say  you grow Montana do you grow them from seed or bulbs, I will also look at the RHS online shop




ps thanks to everyone else for your replys

26/08/2013 at 21:26

Madge - i have centaurea montana bought as plants ( think they are just ordinary perennials with roots, as opposed to bulbs or corms).  I have had them about 3 years and they pop back up every spring and flower their socks off with no help from me - my kind of plant

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