Amethyst in Snow Knapweed

Amethyst in Snow Knapweed

Centaurea montana 'Amethyst in Snow'

$15.00

Aka. Bachelor’s Button, Mountain Bluet, Perennial Cornflower. A special selection features a display of shaggy flowers with white petals held together by a deep purple base for a bicolour effect in summer. Blooms are accented by a low mound of grey-green leaves.

TYPE Perennial SUN Full Sun to Part Shade
HEIGHT 1.5 ft SOIL Moist Well Drained
SPREAD 2 ft FLOWER Early Summer, White, Pink
ZONE 3 FRUIT No Fruit
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Latin Name: Centaurea montana 'Amethyst in Snow'
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Growth Rate:

Medium growth rate

Foliage:

Clumps of silvery-green long slender leaves

Deer/Rabbit:

Deer and rabbit resistant

Applications:

Used as a border plant, in edging or in a massed planting

Xeriscape:

Xeriscape

Notes:

 

Disease/Problems:

Rust, stem rot and mildew are occasional problems

Cut/Dried Flower:

Beautiful use as a cut or dried flower

Containers:

Great for planting in containers

Ornamental Features:

Blooms in summer

Sun:

Plant in a full sun to part shade location

Drainage:

Requires average, well-drained conditions - tolerant of hot, dry sites

Drought Tolerance:

Considered to be drought tolerant

Maintenance:

Low maintenance

Pruning:

Remove spent flowers to avoid self-seeding; Cutting back in mid-summer may rejuvenate foliage

Edible/Medicinal Uses:

Seldom used in modern herbal-ism. Most historical uses are related to eye health. Dried flowers have been used for a variety of uses.

Disclaimer:

DISCLAIMER: The information presented here regarding edible/herbal/medicinal uses is for informational purposes only. Always consult a physician or other qualified health professional prior to ingesting any plant not sold expressly for its edibility

Additional information

Pot Size

#1 Pot