Bachelor's button, also known as "cornflower", is drought tolerant and needs little pampering. Flowers are great for cutting or drying and the edible petals are beautiful sprinkled on a salad. Bachelor's button will "naturalize"; it self-sows for another crop of flowers the following season, and birds love the seed heads! Attracts pollinators and beneficial insects.
Botanical Name: Centaurea cyanus
Native: Europe and Asia
Plant Dimensions: 24"–36" tall, 12" wide
Variety Information: ½"–1" wide, purple, light blue, pink, and white flowers
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Beneficial Insects, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date, or in late summer/fall for blooms the following season. Mild Climates: Sow in fall for winter bloom.
When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Not recommended; does not transplant well. Use biodegradable pots to avoid root disturbance.
Days to Emerge: 7–14 days
Seed Depth: ¼"
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8"–10"
Thinning: When 1"–2" tall, thin to 1 every 8"–10"
Special Care: For optimum germination, chill seed in the refrigerator for 5 days before sowing.
Harvesting: For longest vase life harvest in the morning and choose buds that are about half open.
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