Wild Thyme - Common Knapweed - Centaurea Nigra
Also called Black Knapweed, the tightly packed reddish-pink flower heads on erect stalks have the appearance of soft thistles with their distinctive fringed dark brown, knobbly bracts behind the flowers.
Flowers are one and a half ins across and appear from Jun - Sep.
Happy in dry or damp conditions and though they are a fantastic shot of colour in a wildflower meadow, don't feel you have to limit its use, it also looks great in the border!
Fully hardy British native wildflower.
Available in a 1L pot.
Shelf Life: 12 Months