Centratherum is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family. Centratherum punctatum, commonly called Brazilian bachelor`s button, is a tender and perennial exotic cultivated garden herb that typically grows to 12-18 tall.
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. Genus name come from the Greek kentron meaning a spur and antheros meaning a barb or spine. Specific epithet means spotted.