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Centaurea montana


Bachelor's Button

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.125.050


Also known as Blue Cornflower, or Mountain Bluet. This species is low to medium in height and well suited to growing in the sunny border. Plants form a bushy clump of grey-green leaves, setting off a display of clear-blue shaggy flowers in early summer. Removing faded flower heads will encourage repeat blooming. Ruggedly hardy, this plant will grow in most types of soils and climate regions. May self-seed prolifically, so keep an eye out for seedlings appearing where not wanted. Plants may be pruned back hard in mid-summer to maintain a compact habit. Nice for cutting.

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Centaurea montana


Optimal Growing
Conditions
Appearance and
Characteristics
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
  Clay
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
  Moist
Care Level
  Easy
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Border
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Edging
  Rabbit Resistant
  Massed
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Spread
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Fast


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