CENTAUREA montana ‘Blue’

Bachelor’s Button –

0713 “Drought tolerant once the taproot grows down. Has showy heads of shaggy flowers. Blooms all summer. Forms a bushy clump of gray-green leaves. Will grow in most soil types. Deer and rabbit resistant. Great for cut flowers.
A rugged hardy plant. Will grow in most types of soil and climate regions.
Plants form a bushy clump of grey-green leaves, setting off a display of clear-blue shaggy flowers in early summer. Removing faded flower heads will encourage repeat blooming. Ruggedly hardy, this plant will grow in most types of soils and climate regions. Plants may be pruned back hard in mid-summer to maintain a compact habit.”

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Bachelor’s Button
Blue
Perennial
4
Summer
Blue
Grey Green

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Yes

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Yes

12-24″
24″

Companion Plants
Globe amaranth – If you love dried flowers, globe amaranth and bachelor’s button is a no-fail combo for the garden and for crafting projects.
Salvia – Grow a white-flowering salvia with bachelor’s button for color in spring and early summer; the salvia keeps growing strong after the bachelor’s button fades.
Snapdragon – Yellow or white snapdragons and blue bachelor’s button are a beautiful pairing that’s a cinch to grow.

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