Striking BiColored Cornflower

Cornflower or mountain bluet (Centaurea montana) is one of the staples in the midsummer perennial garden. This widely adapted plant has silver-green foliage and produces spider-like blue flowers. The flowers are a great compliment to other early blooming perennials, such as iris, and they make good cut flowers. Now, cornflowers have gotten a little more colorful.

'Amethyst in Snow' (Centaurea montana) features deep blue flower centers surrounded by long rays of white petals. Striking in the garden as well as in a vase, 'Amethyst in Snow' has the same tough growth habit as other cornflowers. Plants grow 1 to 2 feet tall and wide, prefer full sun, and are tolerant of poor soils.

For more information on 'Amethyst in Snow' cornflower, go to: Park Seed Company.

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