Centaurea montana 'Gold Bullion' / Gold Bullion Cornflower
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Centaurea montana 'Gold Bullion' / Gold Bullion Cornflower


    Centaurea montana 'Gold Bullion', commonly known as Mountain Bluet, is a highly sought-after perennial plant that adds a touch of brilliance and elegance to any garden. It is a hybrid cultivar of the Centaurea montana species and is prized for its striking gold-yellow foliage and vibrant blue flowers.

    This hardy plant grows in a clump-forming habit, reaching up to 30cm in height and 40cm in width. The leaves are lance-shaped, deeply lobed, and have a glossy, golden-yellow hue that remains throughout the growing season. In late spring and early summer, the plant produces clusters of large, blue-violet flowers on tall stems that rise above the foliage, making for a show-stopping display.

    Centaurea montana 'Gold Bullion' prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. It can tolerate a range of soil types, including clay, loam, and sandy soils, and is drought-tolerant once established. It is also deer-resistant and relatively low-maintenance, requiring little care once established in the garden.

    This plant is an excellent addition to mixed borders, rock gardens, and cottage gardens, adding a splash of color to any space. It pairs well with other sun-loving perennials such as echinacea, salvia, and agastache, creating a harmonious and inviting garden display. It also makes for an excellent cut flower, with its vibrant blue flowers providing a beautiful accent in floral arrangements.

    In summary, Centaurea montana 'Gold Bullion' is a stunning perennial plant that produces striking golden-yellow foliage and vibrant blue flowers. It is easy to grow, low-maintenance, and drought-tolerant, making it an excellent choice for gardeners of all levels. Its versatility and beauty make it an ideal addition to any garden, adding a touch of brilliance and elegance to the landscape.


    Height 30cm
    Width 50cm
    Bloom Time May-Aug
    Zone 4