Genus of more than 400 species of annual, biennial and perennial herbs.
Latin name: Centaurea montana
They grow in full sun or partial shade, in well-drained, moderately moist soils.
Annuals are used in flower gardens and perennials in rock gardens and flowerpots.
Propagate perennials by division and cuttings and annuals by seeds.
Rhizomatous herb that bears purple flowers in late spring and early summer.