Centaurea montana Black Sprite

"Perennial Bachelor's Button, Cornflower, Basket Flower"

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Cultural and Growing Info is provided below.

Plant Code: CEBS


Eye-catching! The silky purple black spidery flowers float above shimmering green foliage creating 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.



Type: Perennials
Height: "Short 14"""
Spacing: Plant 2' apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
Zones: "3-8"   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Purple
Patent: "#23,250"
Pot Size: "3.5"" square x 4"" deep"

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Long-Blooming

Centaurea General Information

"Centaurea are trouble-free and easy to grow. Unusual buds open to provide fringed, thistle-like blooms. Foliage varies in texture, color and shape." Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

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.