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This is the classic straight species of Mountain Bluet, with large, showy, violet-blue flowers with spidery deeply fringed flower petals in late spring. It will rebloom in fall if cut back after first blooming period, and is a distinctive addition to the garden. It tolerates poor soils, and is heat and drought tolerant, and a very good choice for beds and borders, cottage gardens, and containers.


Centaurea montana, Mountain Bluet

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