Centaurea montana

Mountain Bluets, Perennial Cornflower

Easy to grow, this member of the daisy family is good for borders or wild gardens. Most annual types are grown for their frilly, cuttable flowers, and perennials for their felty, gray foliage. All like sun, and some are drought-tolerant. Attract birds. Start easily by seed in spring or fall or division. Self-sows, so may pop up where it is not wanted. May need staking.
Centaurea montana, Mountain Bluets, Perennial Cornflower
The intensely blue, 3-inch, thread-like flowers show off in borders and wild gardens, providing weeks of color. Also blooms in white, pink, and mauve. Can be weedy in the North, and more manageable in the South. Cut back after bloom for second bloom.

Attributes - Centaurea montana

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Fall

Flower Color: Blue, Lavender, Pink, White

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 2 ft.

Width: 2 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Notes: Thrives in Alkaline Soil. Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Long Blooming.

Related Plants

Centaurea cineraria, Centaurea cyanus, Centaurea cyanus 'Florence Mixed', Centaurea dealbata, Centaurea gymnocarpa
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