Centaurea montana 'Amethyst Dream'

Bachelor Button

Photo courtesy of Prides Corner Farms

  • A low mound of grey-green leaves display "shaggy" deep amethyst purple flowers
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Simple to grow and maintain. It needs full sun and thrives in well-drained soil.  Cut back hard after initial blooming to stimulate additional blossoms. Divide every 2-4 years.

Height: 14-20 in
Spacing: 30 in
Price Level 1: $10.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Purple
Zone: 3-9
Price Level 2: 4 for $40~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Mass Planting
  • Container
  • Focal Point
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Edging
  • Border or Bed

Critter Resistance:

  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Mounding

Foliage Color:

  • Gray
  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained