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Joan's Journal: Mountain Bluet Centaurea montana East side of house

  • Member: Joan
  • Journal: Joan's Garden Journal
  • Category: Perennial Flowers: Perennials for Sun: Medium (18" - 36"): Summer Bloom
  • Status: Growing in Garden

Initial Notes:

I have two packs of these seeds.

The following information courtesy of Plants Database at:

The Details::

Height: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Spacing: 12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
Hardy from USDA Zone 3 to USDA Zone 8
Light requirements: Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Requirements: Average. Water regularly; do not overwater
Blooming Time: Mid
Bloom Color: Blue
Foliage: Not Specified
Pronunciation: Not Specified

How to germinate from seed (By kat7)
sow seeds in containers in early to midsummer and transplant in early fall or following spring. Germination in 7-14 days at 70-75F. Plant in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil

Entries and Updates

  Feb 28, 2002  
Found this picture of this plant for identification purposes. Photo courtesy of: (By poppysue) :

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  Apr 26, 2002  
Planted 3 cells of these today, with 3 seeds to a cell.

  May 31, 2002  
The seeds I planted didn't amount to much, but today I received a start from Michele, (Badseed). I planted it in the circular garden.

  Jun 22, 2002  
I planted the seedlings I started in the circular garden today also. Don't know if they will make it though, 'cuz they are still pretty feeble looking and haven't changed in a month or so.

  Jun 3, 2003  
Well, the one from Michele is doing great!

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  Jun 4, 2005  
Got one from Iris on DG in 2004. Planted it on the east side of the house and it's blooming today!

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