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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

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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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