Common knapweed


Common knapweed is a slightly smaller and simpler version then Greater knapweed, but the flowers are equally vibrant. It is perfect when planted in groups with other meadow or grassland flowers, attracting plenty of wildlife to any garden space. It loves a sunny spot, and dry soil is not a problem. It will even grow well in a container, where it will flower for some time over the summer months.

Centaurea nigra
Height : 60cm
Flowering period : June – September
This is a good source of nectar :

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Wildlife attracted:
The purple flowers of Common knapweed are a  favourite with the bees and butterflies, and some butterflies will especially seek out the purple blooms
Other features:

It is a low maintenance plant, easy to grow in the border, container or garden meadow


Additional information


9cm pot, 1.5lt pot