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Amethyst in Snow Centaurea Plant

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  • - Cornflower, Mountain Cornflower
  • - Height: 16-20 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: June-July
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Amethyst in Snow Centaurea Plant
Plant Features

Centaurea montana 'Amethyst in Snow', commonly known as the Amethyst in Snow Centaurea or the Amethyst in Snow Cornflower, is a stunning perennial that adds a unique touch to any garden. This cultivar is a member of the Asteraceae family and is native to Europe.

The Amethyst in Snow Centaurea boasts beautiful, large, white flowers with deep purple centers, creating a striking contrast that catches the eye. The flowers are held atop sturdy stems and are surrounded by lance-shaped, grayish-green leaves. The foliage remains attractive even when the plant is not in bloom.

This perennial typically grows to a height of 17 to 20 inches (43 to 51 cm) and spreads to a width of 16 to 24 inches (41 to 61 cm). It forms a compact, mounded shape, making it an excellent choice for borders, rock gardens, or as a focal point in smaller garden beds.

Amethyst in Snow Centaurea prefers well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. It is relatively hardy and can tolerate a variety of growing conditions, making it a versatile choice for many gardens. This plant is also drought-tolerant once established. Deer Resistance Rating: C - (Occasionally Severely Damaged, according to Rutgers University).

When choosing companion plants for Amethyst in Snow Centaurea, consider pairing it with other perennials that have complementary colors and textures. Salvia, Coreopsis, and Echinacea are all excellent choices that will create a harmonious and visually appealing garden composition.

In addition to its ornamental value, Centaurea montana has been used in traditional medicine for its potential anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties. The flowers are also known to attract butterflies and other pollinators to the garden, making it a valuable addition to any eco-friendly landscape.

To ensure the best performance of your Amethyst in Snow Centaurea, regularly deadhead the spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming throughout the summer. This plant is relatively low-maintenance and does not require frequent division, making it an easy-to-care-for addition to your garden. After the first frost, cut the stems back to about 2-3 inches above the ground and apply a layer of mulch 2-3 inches deep.

Experience the beauty and charm of Amethyst in Snow Centaurea in your own garden. With our No-Risk Guarantee, you can trust that every plant we ship will arrive in excellent condition, ready to thrive in its new home. Order now and add this stunning perennial to your collection!

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Features Cut Flower, Drought tolerant
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Focal Point, Healing and Medicinal, Texture, Water Conservation
Height Category Medium
Mature Spread 16-24 inches
Habit Upright
Flower Color Purple, White
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Styles Container Garden, Cottage Garden, English Garden, Pollinator Garden
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Hybrid

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beautiful plant

never seen one of these ordered it 2 years ago and it is a beautiful plant when blooming, easy to take care of and easy to separate and get more starts from. We love this plant and believe you would too

From mike | May 14, 2024

Cool Flower

Great root system. Leaves and stems healthy. Can't wait for it to bloom but may have to wait until next year. Fast shipping

From anonymous | September 22, 2023


very small yet but cant wait from your great description. TY

From Susan | August 24, 2021