Centaurea montana Amethyst series

Common name: Bachelor Button, Bluet

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Description

Radiant blooms appear in May. Centaurea ‘Amethyst Dream’ is a rich, royal purple and ‘Amethyst in Snow’ is a lovely bicolor with white, tubular petals radiating from purple centers. Both have large flowers, 2.5″ (6cm) in diameter. Fill out gallon (4 litre) or larger pots quickly. An easy summer crop for outdoor production. Softly haired, silver foliage handles heat and drought. Unique “shingled” flower buds add garden interest even before blooming.Sturdy and resilient.Comes to Must Have Perennials from Takii (formerly Sahin).

Uses & Attributes

Front Border, Middle Border, Container, Cut flower, Attracts Butterflies and Bees, Deer Resistant

Growing & Marketing Advice

Amethyst in Snow is a featured Rozanne and Friends® variety in our "Rozanne's at the Front Door" Garden Design.

Size

Habit: Mounded, Spreading

Growing

Light: Full Sun
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9
RHS (UK) Hardiness Ratings: -35C/-30F

Appearance

Blooming time: Summer
Foliage Color: Silver

 
VARIETY PLANT BREEDERS RIGHTS FLOWER COLOR HEIGHT SPREAD
'Amethyst Dream' USPP# 20781, PBR Purple 20"/51cm 27"/69cm
'Amethyst in Snow' USPP# 18284 Bicolor, White, Purple 14"/36cm 28"/71cm