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Amethyst in Snow Centaurea

SKU: AM014937
per Plant - 3" Pot
No longer available this season.
Bachelor Button Bluet are bicolor flowers of white, tubular petals radiate from a royal purple center, offset by silvery-green foliage that forms a dense, compact plant. Amethyst in Snow is sure to be a conversation-starter in your summer garden year after year. (Centaurea montana) PP#18284
key features
Botanical Name
Centaurea montana Amethyst In Snow PP#18284
Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers, Rock Gardens
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Mature Spread
Up to 28" 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.