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.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
Amethyst in Snow Bachelor's Button PP#18284, Mountain Bluet, Mountain Cornflower
Centaurea montana Amethyst In Snow PP#18284
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Up to 28" wide
Early to mid summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Green lanced shaped leaves.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Northeast, West, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|