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Cara Mia Centaurea Plant

  • - Cornflower, Mountain Cornflower
  • - Height: 15-20 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: June-July
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Cara Mia Plant
Plant Features

Our Centaurea Cara Mia Bachelors Button Plant is a new hybrid with strong, upright stems and frilly bluish-pink blossoms emerging from fuzzy-looking, interesting, dark brown buds. Known to attract butterflies, you may also find this variety listed as Centaurea Carina Bachelor Buttons or Cornflower. Somewhat resembling a thistle, but without the barbs and invasive nature, the flower heads are strikingly beautiful, the darker colored center quills being lightly touched with white, while the more lightly colored outer petals form a wispy corona. Very pretty!

Common Names: Cornflower, Mountian Cornflower, Mountain Bluet, Centaurea Montana, Perennial Cornflower

Centaurea Companion Plants: Delphinium, Grasses, Iris

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours, Full Sun (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
Height Category Medium
Mature Spread 12-16 inches
Habit Upright
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Features Drought tolerant
Garden Styles Container Garden, Cottage Garden, English Garden, Pollinator Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Focal Point, Texture, Water Conservation
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Hybrid