Centaurea Montana

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

$10.95 ea. (3+ discount) $10.50 ea.

In stock for Spring 2018

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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: Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

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