Botanical name: Centratherum punctatum Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Centratherum muticum
Called Brazilian Button Flower, this bushy perennial is native to Brazil. Coming into bloom in a rather short period from seed, the lavender-blue, button flowers to 1-1/4 inches are long lasting and borne continually until frost. The flowers resemble tiny Canadian thistle flowers. The refreshing resinous pineapple scented foliage would be a good candidate for wreaths or potpourri. The plant mounds 2' high to 3' across. It will occasionally reseed itself.
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