Centaurea montana 'Amethyst Dream'

Bachelor Button

Photo courtesy of Prides Corner Farms

  • 2+" royal-purple blooms in May are big and showy
  • Silver foliage is heat and drought resistant
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Deer Resistant
Deer 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: 18-20 in
Spacing: 24-28 in
Price Level 1: $10.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Purple
Zone: 3-8
Price Level 2: 4 for $40~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Mass Planting
  • Border or Bed

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Mounding

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Dry Soil