Centratherum punctatum, commonly called Brazilian bachelor’s button, is a tender perennial that typically grows to 12-18” tall. It is a spreading ground cover which is highlighted by a long continuous June-September bloom of fluffy, button-shaped, lavender-blue flowers (to 1” wide). It is native to Brazil. Perennial plants will spread in the garden to 2-4’ wide or more. Annual plants will spread to 2’ wide. Stems are clad with simple, coarsely-toothed, oval to elliptic, olive green to pale green leaves (each to 2-3” long) with depressed veins. Leaves are pleasantly fragrant.
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