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
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Summer
Summer



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: 18-24 in
Price Level 1: $6.99 ea.~#1
Bloom Color: Blue
Zone: 4-8
Price Level 2: 5 for $30~#1
 

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


Attributes:

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

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant

Exposure:

  • Full Sun

Habit:

  • Mounding

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Dry Soil