Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Growth Rate in the Garden
Medium
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Bloom Color
Blue
Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Easy to Grow
Good Cut Flowers
Rock Garden
Long Blooming
Water Requirements
Prefers well-drained soil
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Centaurea montana

Mountain Bluet

Decorative buds open to unusual, intricately fringed violet-blue flowers with a pink center over silvery foliage. Easy to grow and free flowering. Striking as a specimen in the border or as a cut flower.

Height:

18-24 Inches

Spacing:

18-24" (46-61 cm)

Hardiness Zone:

3-8

Bloom Time:

May-June

Bloom Color:

Violet-blue

Centaurea (sen-tau'-ree-ah)

Family: Asteraceae · Common Name: Centaurea

Papery buds open to large fuzzy flowers in shades of blue, pink or yellow. Flowers profusely over a long season and is easy to grow. Excellent for summer bouquets.

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