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Re: weed or something worth keeping

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

A guess, could it be forget me nots or centaurea montana?

  • Posted: Thu. 21st February 2019 14:37

Re: Can anyone identify

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi Martin, as helpful follower on our social media says "It's called Centaurea montana. It's a perennial grows aprox half a meter high, likes the sun and self seeds happily"

Here is Centaurea montana in Shoot. I hope this helps?

Thanks Nicola
p.s. please add your photo to our gallery for this plant? We'd love to include it.

  • Posted: Fri. 12th May 2017 08:26

Re: Identify help

Message from Garden Designer

In forum: Identify a plant

Thank you again for your identification Christine.

Here is the plant page for Centaurea montana. If you add this plant to your garden we will send you care notes specifically for this beautiful perennial plant.

I hope that helps,
Tania from Shoot

  • Posted: Mon. 20th June 2016 08:53

Re: Identify help

Message from Mark

In forum: Identify a plant

Must be Centaurea montana then thats very helpful and thank you so much

  • Posted: Mon. 20th June 2016 08:30

Re: Identify help

Message from Christine

In forum: Identify a plant

Looks like Centaurea montana, or perennial cornflower. Pretty flower & I've found quite well behaved.

  • Posted: Mon. 20th June 2016 08:13

Re: Plant identify

Message from Christine

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi

I'm fairly sure they are Centaurea montana or perennial cornflower. Never planted any but found them in two established gardens we've had. Pretty & well behaved plants in my experience. Enjoy.

  • Posted: Sun. 27th April 2014 08:25

Re: identifying plants

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

if the first plant is blooming now it is galega officinalis, lady wilson, the second looks like lysimmachia punctuata, the other two are centaurea montana and a hebes of some sort, the last one could be pieris or mountain laurel depending on the flower.

  • Posted: Wed. 17th July 2013 15:46

Re: Re: Which Agapanthus is this?

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

Or Centaurea montana.

  • Posted: Thu. 30th May 2013 18:48

Re: Novice Gardner in need of some help!

Message from Wendy J Hicks

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi, first pic is Centaurea montana ... second looks like Cornus stolonifera 'Flavirema' ... thirdly is a Hosta, quite possibly 'June'
Happy gardening :-))

  • Posted: Wed. 29th May 2013 10:46

Re: Novice Gardner in need of some help!

Message from Roger B

In forum: Identify a plant

No 1 is Centaurea montana
No 2 I think is a hydrangea of some description
No 3 is a Hosta. There are several variegated varieties so would not want to try to guess which cultivar this is

  • Posted: Wed. 29th May 2013 10:44

Re: can someone identify this flower for me please

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: New member

Centaurea montana, watch it, it can spread, if allowed to seed, the pink centaurea hypoleuca' John Coutts, acts like a ground cover, it is a nicer plant.

  • Posted: Thu. 23rd May 2013 16:17

Re: Plant ID

Message from Angie Robertson

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi John
Your mum has given you a Centaurea Montana, perennial cornflower. Just keep giving it plenty of water and it should be ok.
These plants are tough!! They also have a tendency to self seed everywhere. If you want to avoid this - just make sure you carry out regular dead heading to prevent seed heads forming.
This plant will flower earlier in the year - when it begins to look shaby and droopy you can cut it right back to ground level and it will rejuvinate it's self and will give you a second flush later in the year. These plants can suffer from powdery mildew so take measures to prevent.
Hope this helps.
Cheers, Angie

  • Posted: Fri. 5th August 2011 18:33

Re: can anyone tell me the name of this plant please!!

Message from Carol

In forum: General

That's Centaurea montana - knapweed.

  • Posted: Mon. 30th May 2011 17:08

Re: can anyone tell me the name of this plant please!!

Message from Angie Robertson

In forum: General

Hi Jane
The name of this plant is Centaurea montana (Perennial cornflower). I have these in my garden. I also have a lovely amethyst and white variety, which has just been added to the Shoot plant list, it is beautiful.
The flower in spring and set seed everywhere.
Cheers, Angie

  • Posted: Sun. 29th May 2011 21:44

Re: What is this plant?

Message from Coralie

In forum: Identify a plant

re left photo: This is a perennial cornflower of some sort (Centaurea), may be Centaurea montana (Perennial or Mountain Conflower)

Here is a list in Shoot
http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/search?q=centaurea&search_submit.x=0&search_submit.y=0

  • Posted: Sun. 22nd May 2011 09:30

Re: Only easy if you known the answer...

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

Starting points for a few of them.... 1: hydrangea (oakleaf? lacecap), 9: Geranium phaeum (samobor?) 14; another hardy geranium - easier to identify in flower, 15 Weigela? (several of the variegated ones before this reminded me of Weigela or Deutzia), 16: Spiraea?, 17: Hibiscus? (they certainly come into leaf late), 19; hardy geranium (sanguinem), 23: Heuchera, 24: Centaurea montana, 25: Peony - only identifiable further in flower, 26: Another cranesbill geranium (not familiar), 29: Iris (only identifiable in flower).

  • Posted: Sun. 1st May 2011 16:37

Re: Re: Please help me identify this plant...

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Thanks Carol!

Hi Kelly, here is Centaurea montana in Shoot. Certainly looks like it to me!

All the best
Nicola

  • Posted: Mon. 18th April 2011 09:29

Re: Please help me identify this plant...

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

Looks like Centaurea montana - "knapweed" I think is its common name. It's not a weed as such but can be thuggish in a small space. Very pretty while in flower - but scruffy as the flowers start to fade and fall over.
Carol

  • Posted: Mon. 18th April 2011 05:40

This plant is featured at Chelsea Flower Show 2009

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Centaurea montana

Centaurea montana (Perennial cornflower) has been used in The HESCO Garden by Leeds City Council for Chelsea Flower Show 2009.

  • Posted: Fri. 15th May 2009 08:40

Plants to follow bulbs

Message from David Sewell

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Hi Fi,
I'm afraid I don't know the variety of Tulip - a much closer photograph would be useful for that.
There are a quite a few plants that will tolerate dry exposed areas with your soil. I'm assuming from the title that your spring flowers are in fact bulbs which means you need to look at perennials to follow on rather than shrubs.
You could consider:
Crocosmia in variety
Solidago (a small variety like Golden Thumb might be good)
Ajuga reptans
Snow in Summer (Cerastium tomentosum)
Dryopteris felix-mas (believe it or not!)
Gypsophila in variety
Iberis saxatilis
Centaurea Montana
Smaller Euphorbias
Nepetas (Catmints)
I know they are old faves but for a good reason - they tolerate conditions that other plants wont!
All best,
David
David Sewell NCH, NDH
http://www.the-gardenmakers.co.uk
http://www.landscaper.org.uk

  • Posted: Wed. 6th May 2009 18:26