Plant identification

Fred MeadFred Mead Posts: 65
Hi can someone tell me what this is please? 

Thanks 

Fred

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 55,068
    Centaurea montana. 😊 
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  • ForTheBeesForTheBees Posts: 166
    I have it my garden. It's great for bumblebees and with deadheading it'll keep going until autumn. But it's also a very vigorous spreader. I'm always having to pull up side shoots or remove large chunks to keep it in check.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 55,068
    Lift and divide in the spring when it’s just starting into growth. Discard the central older portion and replant the newer growth. 

    In late summer/autumn ours are covered with goldfinches tucking into the seeds.  :)
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  • Fred MeadFred Mead Posts: 65
    Thank you all. I can always rely on everyone on here.  :)

    Fred
  • ForTheBeesForTheBees Posts: 166
    The only issue I have is they've all now grown too tall and collapsed forward, showing a bare centre at the back of the bed.  I must remember to lift & divide them.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 55,068
    Yes I must do mine next year ... I should make a To Do ‘splitting list’ for next spring 🙄 
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  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 2,274
    The only issue I have is they've all now grown too tall and collapsed forward, showing a bare centre at the back of the bed.  I must remember to lift & divide them.
    Are they shaded?  I once had some near a hedge, and they grew very long and straggly and flollopy in pursuit of light.
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