Centaurea Cyanus Cornflower Bachelors Button Flowers - 100 Seeds

The Dirty Gardener

$ 0.50 


Tall blue cornflower, also called bachelor's buttons, is a 2' to 2.5' tall introduced annual. It features prolific production of 1.5" wide bright blue flower with ragged tipped petals. This plant flowers in the spring and early summer, but the flowering period can be easily extended by cutting back the spent flowers. This plant prefers dry to medium moisture soils but does not tolerate drought. It requires a full sun site. Tall blue cornflower is easy to establish and requires little maintenance. This is a good rock garden, border, or meadow plant. Native to Europe and Asia, home gardeners are growing bachelor buttons (centaurea cyanus) for their frilly blossoms showing in pale blues, purples, pinks and reds. Also known as cornflowers, these jolly plants bloom throughout the summer months and are perfect for cuttings with their long ÒsilveryÓ stems. commonly known as cornflower, bachelor's button, bluebottle, boutonniere flower, hurt sickle or cyani flower, is an annual flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. "Cornflower" is also used for chicory, and a few other centaurea species. Makes an excellent cut or dried flower. Bachelors Buttons bloom just 10 - 12 weeks after their seeds are sown. BLOOM TIME: Early Summer - Fall. HARDINESS ZONE: Annual (but reseeds itself easily, so it acts like a perennial in all zones). Annual- zones 2-10. 24-36" tall, space 12-15" apart. LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part Shade . . . SOIL/WATER: Average. blooms spring through fall.

  • This tall, stunning beauty produces brilliant blue blooms
  • Attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds
  • Easy to grow and low maintenance
  • Edible flowers can be used in deserts, salads and drinks
  • Gorgeous in cut flower arrangements and press beautifully

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