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
Height: 12-18". Blue flowers appear in spring. Prefers sun. Attractive to pollinators.