Mountain bluet

Centaurea montana ‘Amethyst in Snow’

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Blooms of Bressingham
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Mountain bluet (Centaurea montana ‘Amethyst in Snow’)
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Genus:  Centaurea
The blooms of this familiar perennial are not the standard blue; instead, they’re a striking silky white with royal purple centers. The flowers appear in late spring, then leave behind a mass of vigorous silvery green foliage.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  ‘Amethyst in Snow’ makes a great bed and border edger and is easy to divide in fall if it begins to crowd its neighbors.
Care:  Plants do best in well-drained, alkaline soil and can rebloom with deadheading. May need staking. Grow in moist soil in sun or partial shade.
Propagation:  Divide in fall.
Problems:  White mold, rust, downy and powdery mildew, thread blight, and Southern blight may occur.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Spring,
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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