Centaurea montana 'Montana Blue'

Bachelor Button

Photo courtesy of Ball Horticulture

  • Blooms from early to midsummer and usually blooms again in the fall if plants are cut back hard
  • Blue fringed blossoms
  • Low spreading habit
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Rock Garden
Rock Garden
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies

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: 18-24 in
Spacing: 18 in
Price Level 1: $10.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Blue
Zone: 4-8
Price Level 2: 4 for $40~#1

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Rock Garden
  • Border or Bed
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Mounding

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained