Lesser Knapweed - Centaurea nigra

A perennial, Lesser Knapweed (Centaurea nigra) is suited to grassland and scrub and grows to approximately 50-80cms. An excellent choice of Wildflower to plant in meadow, paddock or grassed area of garden.

Producing mauve thistle-like flowers, which are not prickly, it flowers during July-September. Attractive to bees, butterflies and finches. Available now for planting.

RHS Perfect for Pollinators in Summer.

  • Plant in wet, dry and open sites
  • Likes most soil types
  • Flourishes in open grassland
  • Attracts wildlife
  • Native to the British Isles

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