Centaurea montana Gold Bullion

Perennial Bachelor's Button, Cornflower, Basket Flower

$11.95 ea. (3+ discount) $11.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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Plant Code: CEGB

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Eye catching! Unusual spidery-shaped flowers are great for cutting and can be used fresh or dried. Deep blue flowers form on upright stems in late spring, early summer. Centaurea Gold Bullion spreads rapidly to form a lovely carpet of golden yellow foliage from spring to fall. Full sun yields best yellow foliage color.

A Blooms of Bressingham variety selected for outstanding qualities, reliable growing performance and stunning beauty.


Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12-15"
Spacing: Plant 18" 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: Blue
Accent: Blue
Patent: #10,865
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.