Bachelor Button Flower Seed Mix

(Centaurea cyanus) Annual. 85 days to maturity. 

Bachelor’s Button, also known as Cornflowers, can bloom in 8-12 weeks and prefer cool temperatures. The flowers are fantastic pinks, whites, reds and blues and the foliage a lovely soft gray-green. A common wildflower species, they are drought and deer resistant and make wonderful cut and dried flowers.  Attractive to butterflies.

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Growth Habit: Upright growth to 3 feet, fuzzy, feathery foliage, and abundant double 1-2” blooms.

Sun Requirements: Full sun

Soil Preference: Average, well-drained soil

When to Plant: Direct seed in early Spring when the soil can be worked OR start indoors 3-4 weeks before transplanting out

How to Plant:  

Direct sow:  Sow seeds thinly in rows every 2”, ¼” deep. Cover lightly and keep the soil surface moist until seeds germinate in 14-21 days. Thin seedlings 6-9” apart. 

Transplant: Sow seeds indoors in flats or containers 3-4 weeks before planting out. Seeds will sprout in 14-21 days. Move plants to bright light until ready to transplant after all risk of frost has passed. 

When to Harvest: Harvest fresh flowers through Summer and into Fall.  

How to Harvest:  Harvest when flowers are half open. Deadhead regularly to extend flowering. Leave seed heads to encourage self-seeding. 

Uses: Bachelor’s Button is an excellent fresh cut flower that also dries well. Flowers attract beneficial pollinators. Use edible flowers fresh or dried as “sprinkles” on desserts and salads.

This is a great all around open pollinated flower variety, adaptable to any home flower garden.

You will be 100% satisfied with the quality of our Bachelor Button Flower Seed Mix.

Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Nova Scotia, Canada.

  • $2.99



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