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Centaurea montana ‘Black Sprite’
Centaurea montana ‘Black Sprite’
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Centaurea montana ‘Black Sprite’

Bachelor’s Button

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.125.060

A new colour selection of Perennial Cornflower, forming a low mound of grey-green leaves with an early summer display of shaggy flowers. Flowers are exotic-looking, with silky, purple-black, starburst petals. A good choice for near the front of the border, in full sun to part shade. Flowers are great for cutting. Remove faded blooms to prevent self seeding. Plants may benefit from a hard cutting back in midsummer to rejuvenate the foliage. Easy to grow. Drought tolerant once established. USPP#23250: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Centaurea montana ‘Black Sprite’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   30-35 cm
   12-14 inches
   35-60 cm
   14-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate