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Bachelor's Button Amethyst Dreams

SKU: AM014925
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.
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
key features
Botanical Name
Attracts Butterflies, Cut Flowers
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
14-20" tall
Mature Spread
9-18" wide
Bloom Time
Early to Mid Summer


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.