Another great source of blue flowers, mountain bluet and perennial bachelor's button have the easy, casual growth habit of the wildflowers they are. This plant group also includes ornamental knapweeds, which have beautiful yellow blooms.
All three types are prolific nectar producers that attract butterflies. They self-seed readily, giving you lots more plants through the years. After blooming, like a lot of wildflowers, the plants get somewhat weedy looking and benefit from a cutting back by a third to a half to keep them tidy. If they like their growing conditions, they will spread into larger clumps that need dividing every couple of years.
- Sun,Part Sun
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 1-5 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- 1-3 feet wide
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Cut Flowers,Dried Flowers,Attracts Butterflies,Drought Tolerant,Easy to Grow
Easy Slope Garden Plan
Sunny Yellow Garden Plan
Shared Property Line Bed
Large Summer Sunny Border
Beautiful Blues Garden Plan
Orange Oriental poppies make a glorious combination with mountain bluet. The complementary colors paint a vivid picture.Russian sage
As mountain bluet blooms begin to fade, Russian sage will take over to carry the sunny, dry border through the rest of the year.Butterfly weed
Butterfly weed makes a stunning color contrast to mountain bluet. It also teams well with giant knapweed to create a hot color combination.
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