Centaurea montana

(Mountain Bluet)


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Hardiness Zones:

 3a  3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Centaurea montana is an erect, stoloniferous, clump-forming perennial which features solitary, fringed, rich blue cornflowers (2″ diameter)  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.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Description

Easily grown in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Drought tolerant. Tolerant of poor soils. Can spread somewhat rapidly by stolons to form colonies in optimum growing conditions, particularly in rich fertile soils which should be avoided and in cool northern climates where it is more robust. Remove spent flower stalks after bloom. Sparse rebloom in late summer-early fall may occur. Plants need to be divided every 2-3 years.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Mountain Bluet

Botanical Name

Centaurea montana

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

1-2'

Width

1-1.5'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

early summer

Flower Color

blue

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

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