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Mountain bluet

Centaurea montana ‘Amethyst in Snow’

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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.

CarePlants do best in well-drained, alkaline soil and can rebloom with deadheading. May need staking. Grow in moist soil in sun or partial shade.

PropagationDivide in fall.

ProblemsWhite mold, rust, downy and powdery mildew, thread blight, and Southern blight may occur.

  • Genus : Centaurea
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White
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