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Mountain Bluet

Botanical Name
Centaurea montana
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
8
Height
12 to 24 inches
Width
12 inches
Flowers
Early to mid summer: deep blue, white, pink, violet
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Mountain bluet is drought tolerant
  • Divide every 2 years to maintain vigor
  • Avoid fertile soils, known to spread and form colonies in the right growing conditions
  • May become weedy
  • May require staking
Problems
Stem rot, rust
Varieties
  • Alba - white flowers
  • Carnea - pink flowers
  • Violetta - dark violet flowers

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