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CENTAUREA montana 'Amethyst Dream' PPAF
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A striking mountain bluet, Amethyst Dream’ originates from the mountainous areas of Central Europe. This mounding perennial is distinguished by its deep purple flowers, high vigor and overall good garden performance.
The foliage is silver-green, lance-shaped and forms a low mound. In late spring to early summer strong stems topped with spidery royal purple. The blooms are attractive to butterflies and set lots of seed once spent. In fact, mountain bluets are known to self-sow with efficiency, so it’s wise to remove the flower heads before they mature.
Grow this easy perennial in full to partial sun and offer it well drained average to poor soil. Once established, the plants can withstand moderate drought. The plant’s clumps can become substantial and should be divided every three years or so. The delicate blooms of ‘Amethyst Dream’ will add sparkle to sunny alpine, rock or cottage gardens.
9 - 1
3 - 9
2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
18"-20" / 45.7cm - 50.8cm
20"-24" / 50.8cm - 61.0cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Alpine, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower
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