Centaurea montana 'Amethyst Dream'
This new introduction of Cornflower has rich purple flowers that are large and flared. It tolerates dry soil and naturalizes well with other Centaurea varieties. Rich, reddish-purple flowers appear between May and June. PP#20781.
Centaurea has spidery, rich reddish-centered blue flowers appearing a few at a time. It is vigorous; we cut this back after bloom so it stays neat-looking. Likes poor alkaline soil and good drainage. Attracts earthworms. Care tips: Cut back by two thirds after bloom for fresh foliage and rebloom.
Photo courtesy of Blooms of Bressingham.
- Botanical Name
- Centaurea montana 'Amethyst Dream'
- Common Name
- Amethyst Dream Mountain Bluet
- Late Spring
- Hardy to Zone
- Sun/Part Shade