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Centaurea montana

 
Centaurea montana
Common name mountain bluet
Family asteraceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-8)
Flowers purple-blue (spring-summer)
Size 1-2'
Light sun
Cultural notes not fussy
From seed self-seeds in our garden

Lower-growing perennial cousin of the bachelor's button, with intricate electric-blue flowers in May. Drought-tolerant. We've always loved the plain species, and are delighted to try a new cultivar, Amethyst in Snow with white petals springing forth from a deep purple center, courtesy of a generous garden friend.

mountain bluet
Centaurea montana
Amethyst in Snow
mountain bluet
tucked into the perennial border

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: front perennial border, back yard island

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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