A May plot plant…

is the perennial cornflower (centaurea montana) which has started flowering this week.

Perennial cornflowersThere are at least thirty more flower buds on this clump which will attract plenty of bees when they open like this.

Perennial cornflowerSee the RHS webpage for further details of this excellent perennial.

Have a good weekend!

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24 Responses to A May plot plant…

  1. Beautiful! Certainly looks happy flowering away on your plot, great addition to any allotment and as you say, perfect for pollinators! Have a great weekend x

  2. David Ford says:

    your cornflowers are much further on than mine and a lovely clump to have on the plot

  3. Jo says:

    Gorgeous flowers, and great for bees too. You should have no problem getting your crops pollinated with that beauty in the vicinity.

  4. Joanne says:

    That looks beautiful, I’m off to investigate further.

  5. CJ says:

    Stunning, it really is. I shall look out for one of these at the garden shop.

  6. elaine says:

    Mine are just opening too – hope they don’t get mildew this year

  7. Doris says:

    Lovely flowers!

  8. Maggie says:

    That is my kind of plant, so pretty. X

  9. nikkipolani says:

    Definitely striking bloom 🙂 Do you divide them?

    • Flighty says:

      Nikki it sure is. They can be divided in the autumn or spring. This one I leave alone, but there’s another that I’ve divided and moved a couple of times. xx

  10. menhir1 says:

    Very satisfying. 🙂 xx

  11. NorthernTeacher says:

    As yet, I just have a mound of leaves but your pics have given me a lovely reminder of what’s to come!

  12. snowbird says:

    Oh I love the perennial cornflower. Yours is gorgeous, I had it for ages but the snows a few years ago killed it off….I must replace it, thanks for the reminder!xxxx

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