Centaurea montana Black Sprite

Perennial Bachelor's Button, Cornflower, Basket Flower

$14.95 ea. (3+ discount) $14.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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Plant Code: CEBS

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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: Mid-Spring to Mid-Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Purple
Accent: Purple
Patent: #23,250
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

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

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.

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.