Centaurea montana Black Sprite

Perennial Bachelor's Button, Cornflower, Basket Flower

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 14" (Plant 2' apart)
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower / Accent: Purple / Purple
Patent: #23,250
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Eye-catching! The silky purple black spidery flowers float above shimmering green foliage making an exotic display. Place Centaurea Black Sprite where they can be noticed along a path or near a doorstep.

Flowers are great for cutting and can be used for fresh arrangements, as well as dried.

Features to Note:

  • Good for Dried Flowers
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Attracts Birds
  • Beneficial for Pollinators

Centaurea General Information:

Centaurea are trouble-free and easy to grow. Unusual buds open to provide fringed, thistlelike blooms. Foliage varies in texture, color and shape.

Centaurea Plant Care:

Can be cut back by 2/3rds after blooming to freshen foliage. Prefers a normal to alkaline soil. Will spread to fill in. Can be divided every 2-3 years in spring or fall.

$13.95 ea.
(3+) $13.50 ea.
Ships: Fall 2016
Plant Code: CEBS