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Bachelor's Button Amethyst Dreams

Looking for something unique this year? Plant this drought-tolerant perennial beauty for years of textured blooms, illuminating the early summer garden. This Bachelor Button makes great cut flowers and attracts birds and butterflies to the garden. (Centaurea montana) PP#20781

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Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 14-20" tall, 9-18" wide
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Early to Mid Summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Purple Bachelor's Button Amethyst Dreams, Centaurea, Bachelor's Button
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Common Name Bachelor's Button
Botanical Name Centaurea
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 14-20" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 9-18" wide
Bloom Time Early to Mid Summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Season Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Cut Flowers
Ships to Canada No
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Bachelor Buttons are known for being extremely easy to grow and putting on a colorful, textured show in the summer garden. They also attract wildlife and American goldfinches put on quite a show as they dive into fields of this flower when it is going to seed. This is the famous flower of many romantic legends, thus the name “Bachelor’s Button”. Young single girls wore the bloom as a signal of availability in Old England. It also always figures prominently in the Victorian "Language of Flowers"--of which there are several versions.
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Bachelors Buttons


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        Comments about Bachelor's Button Amethyst Dreams:

        needs to be in large groups

        • Was this a gift?:
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        Blooms All Summer


        from Eagle, Idaho


        • Beautiful flowers
        • Foolproof
        • Provides Flowers All Summ


        • Needs Staking

        Best Uses

        • Anywere You Need Color

        Comments about Bachelor's Button Amethyst Dreams:

        Love the perennial Batchelor Buttons. One of the few perennials that flowers then reflowers. When it's done flowering the first time, cut down to a few inches and an entire new "crop" will grow and provide more flowers. Almost foolproof.

        Mine is certainly taller than 20"! Closer to 30+" so it does require staking.

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        Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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