Centaurea Montana

Perennial Bachelor's Button, Mountain Bluet, Corn Flower, Basket Flower
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Captivating Flower Shape
The classic straight species. Centaurea Montana has large showy violet-blue flowers in late spring, with spidery deeply fringed flower petals. Will rebloom in fall if cut back after first blooming period. Distinctive.

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Code CEMO
Patent
Plant Type Perennials
Species
Height Medium 2'
Spacing Plant 16" apart
Bloom Time Late Spring
Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones
3-8
Soil Type Normal
Water Needs Medium
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

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

Planting Sites

  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant

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.