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Black Sprite Bachelor's Button

Centaurea montana 'Black Sprite' PP #23,250

Pronunciation: sen-TAR-ee-uh MON-tah-nuh
SKU #30636

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Description An easy-to-grow, clump-forming, mounding perennial with striking, unique, deep purple-black, flowers that create a stunning contrast against the silvery foliage from early to midsummer. A great choice for cottage gardens, in mixed beds, borders, or containers. A wonderful cut flower. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Partial sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 14 to 18 in. tall, 18 to 24 in. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Edible, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Landscape Use Border, Container, Accent, Edging
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Gray-green
Care 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.

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