Centaurea montana 'Amethyst in Snow' PP18284

Bachelor's Button

Centaurea montana ‘Amethyst in Snow’ is a very cold hardy perennial known by many common names: Bachelor’s Button, Mountain Bluet, Mountain Cornflower, and Knapweed, to name a few. ‘Amethyst in Snow’ Bachelor’s Button features bi-colored flowers with white outer petals and purple-indigo centers that appear first between mid-May and early June and will often rebloom sporadically throughout summer and into the fall when the weather begins to cool. This showy mountain-dweller’s white-and-purple blooms have given this plant notoriety as the first two-toned Centaurea montana introduced and marketed to the green industry. It has also been revered for its vigorous, outward-growth habit that is capable of naturalizing in a small, spready mound of soft, silvery-green foliage and flamboyant white-and-purple blooms over time, and will perform well even under poor, dry soil conditions.

  • Category: Perennials
  • Alternate Cultivar: Amethyst in Snow
  • Patent: PP18284
  • Hardiness Zone: 3
  • Height: 18 Inches
  • Spread: 18 Inches
  • Bloom Color: Purple, White
Qty Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
29 Centaurea montana Amethyst in Snow #1 (purple-centered, white fringe) Full bloom 72 6/15 Login for pricing
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