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Bachelor
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Centaurea


Description:

This flower is simple to grow and maintain. It will do well if you plant it in a sunny, well-drained location. If there is too much shade it will become weak.  A great plant to share with friends! The seeds germinate quickly and can easily be gathered up all summer.  Plant with Stokesia, Campanula and Gaillardia.  Can become invasive.

 

Common Name: Bachelor Button, Cornflower, Mountain Bluet
Botanical Name: Centaurea
Type: Perennial
Soil Preference: Tolerates drought, dry soils and moist soils but prefers a well-drained soil with a neutral pH.
Light Requirements: Full sun
Attributes: Naturalizing, borders, massing
Pests: Aphids, leaf hoppers
Diseases: Crown rot, powdery mildew, rust, wilt
Good Companion Plants: Coreopsis, Gayfeather, Lady's Mantle, Red Valerian, Shasta Daisy, Silver Mound, Snow-in-Summer, Yarrow
Care: May need staked.  Fertilize with Plant-tone or a water-soluble fertilizer as recommended.

Planting Instructions:  Perennials
Water & Fertilizer Schedule

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Centaurea montana
Bachelor Button, Cornflower, Mountain Bluet
zones 3-9
 
Description:  Blue flowers with fringed margins bloom early to mid summer. Deadheading flowers will promote new growth and keep the plant tidy. May need to staked to maintain erect form.
Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Early - mid summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 12-24"
Spread: 18-24"


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Centaurea montana 'Blue'
Bachelor Button, Cornflower, Mountain Bluet
zones 3-8
 
Description:  Blue thistle-like flowers blooming on slender stems and accented by silver gray foliage. Excellent choice for the cutting garden, but may require staking.
Bloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Early - mid summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 24"
Spread: 15-24"


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Centaurea montana 'Black Sprite'
Bachelor Button, Cornflower, Mountain Bluet
zones 3-8
 
Description:  Exotic, silky, burgundy black flower petals form a spidery starburst against a gray green, silvery-leaved backdrop.  Very easy to grow. Prefers well-drained soil and is drought tolerant once established. Prune lightly to maintain shape.
Bloom Color: Burgundy-Black
Bloom Time: Early - mid summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 14"
Spread: 24"
 

 


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