Centaurea Montana

Perennial Bachelor's Button, Mountain Bluet, Corn Flower, Basket Flower

$12.95 ea. (3+ discount) $12.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2021

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Plant Code: CEMO

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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.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 2'
Spacing: Plant 16" apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Rebloom Time: Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal
Flower: Blue
Accent: Purple
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • 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.