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
Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Repeat Bloom
Soil Conditions
Dry
Average
Bloom Time
Spring
Summer
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green-Gray/Green-Silver/Silver