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Centaurea montana/Mountain Bluet, Bachelor's Button

Centaurea montana / Centaurea montana
Spring flowers and long tapering leaves
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Spring flowers and long tapering leaves

Close view of a single flower with fringed petals

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Scientific Name: Centaurea montana
Common Name: Mountain Bluet, Bachelor's Button
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This is an upright, clump-forming perennial that produces solitary rich purple, fringed flowers. This is a perennial while the more popular Bachelor's button is an annual. This species produces narrow leaves with smooth edges.