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Centaurea montana 'Black Sprite'
Common Name: Bachelor's Button Family: Asteraceae (The Aster Family)

Centaurea montana 'Black Sprite'
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A new colour form of a classic old-time favourite. 'Black Sprite' has purple-black flowers in place of the regular royal blue. Try planting a clump of this regular blue form with 'Black Sprite' and the white-flowered 'Amethyst in Snow' for a trio of white, dark purple and blue. Nice. If plants get leggy, chop them hard to the ground and they will soon reflush.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:
Mountain woodland margins and meadows.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourBlack 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourPurple 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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