Centaurea montana (Mountain Bluet)


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1 Gallon Pot. Centaurea montana is an erect, stoloniferous, clump-forming perennial which features solitary, fringed, rich blue cornflowers (2″ diameter) with reddish blue centers and black-edged involucre bracts. Flowers appear in late spring atop unbranched stems typically growing 1-2′ tall. Gray-green, lance-shaped lower leaves to 7″ long. Commonly called mountain bluet, perennial cornflower or perennial bachelor’s button.

Common Name: mountain bluet
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Asteraceae
Native Range: Central and southern Europe
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Bloom Time: May to June
Bloom Description: Blue
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Naturalize
Flower: Showy
Tolerate: Drought, Dry Soil