Considered an endangered species in the wild, Centaurea Montana ‘Amethyst in Snow’ displays a beautiful and delicate flower with an amethyst centre surrounded by a ruff of white florets. The foliage is a soft grey/green and makes an attractive ground cover. This plant is well suited to a natural cottage garden look and sits well around paths and walls and as a transition to a woodland or shaded area.
Goes well with:
Flowers - Aquilegia vulgaris
Care of Centaurea m. ‘Amethyst in Snow’
May need staking in windy gardens. Plants can be divided in spring and autumn. Regular dead heading will help prolong flowering.
Very attractive to bees and butterflies.
Height and spread: 0.15 - 0.45m Height, 0.15 - 0.45m Spread
Common name: Perennial cornflower ‘Amethyst in Snow’
Position in the garden: Full sun or partial shade
Soil type: Most common soil types
Flowering period: May to July
Hardiness: Fully Hardy