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Amethyst in Snow Bachelor's Button

Centaurea montana 'Amethyst in Snow' PP #18,284

An easy-to-grow, clump-forming, mounding perennial with stunning, unique, purple-centered, white fringed flowers backed by soft gray-green foliage in late spring to early summer. A great choice for cottage gardens, in mixed beds, borders, or containers. A wonderful cut flower. An herbaceous perennial.
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Full sun

Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.


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Botanical Pronunciationsen-TAR-ee-uh MON-tah-nuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 14 in. tall, 28 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Accent, Edging
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

Easily grown in well-drained, sandy-loamy soils; avoid water-logged, poorly drained soils. Thrives in cooler regions. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, tolerates moderate drought. Remove spent flowers to prolong blooming. Hard prune in midsummer to rejuvenate foliage. Spreads by underground stolons.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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