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centaurea-macrocephala

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.

Thanks

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  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,889

    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

    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 14,417

    Here are some suppliers on the RHS list

    http://apps.rhs.org.uk/rhsplantfinder/pfregions.asp?ID=3363

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,269

    Special perennials have a National collection of centaurea,

    www.specialperennials.com

  • madge1madge1 Posts: 3

    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

    cheers

    Madge1

     

    ps thanks to everyone else for your replys

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,889

    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 plantimage

    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
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