Bachelor Button - Polka Dot Dwarf Mix- Centaurea - A colorful blend of vivid blue, pink, purple, and white knee high Bachelor Buttons
Bachelor Button a.K.a Cornflower
Cornflower (Centaurea Cyanus Polka Dot Mix) seeds
(Covers approximately 110 square feet. )
(Covers approximately 440 square feet. )
This mix is a colorful blend of vivid blue, pink, purple, and white knee high Bachelor Buttons. The Bachelor Button prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It is a resilient annual flower and can be fall planted in zones 7-10. This flower will have better success if started outdoors, although it can typically survive if started indoors. The Bachelor Button is one of the easiest flowers to start from seed and makes an excellent cut flower.
Cornflower (Centaurea Cyanus Polka Dot Mix) - These easy to grow flower seeds are great for beginning gardeners or children's gardens. The Centaurea Cyanus flower seeds are larger making them easy to handle, and they germinate readily to create this fun Cornflower Polka Dot mix of colors. The colors in this mix include: white, blue, rose and lavender. Plan on a mass planting for wonderful display of color! Cornflowers, or also commonly called Bachelor's Buttons, are wonderful cut flowers as well. The blooms dry nicely for dried everlasting arrangements. Cornflowers are a very rewarding flower to grow from flower seed!
Cornflower plants prefer full sun in mild climates and partial shade in the hottest regions. They tolerate a wide variety of soil as long as it drains well. Cornflowers perform the best in mild climates with moderate water, but they can withstand drought. Bachelor's Button flowers are very attractive to both bees and butterflies, but deer leave the plants alone. Cornflowers are annuals, but they can self-sow, dropping their own flower seeds to provide next year's display.
Directly sow Cornflower seeds outdoors in early spring as soon as soil can be worked. Prepare seedbed by loosening soil and weeding. Sow the flower seed in rows, 6 seeds per foot. Thin Cornflower seedlings to 6 - 12 inches apart. In mild winter climates, Cornflower seed can be sown in the fall for very early blooms the following spring. The first blooms appear 10 - 12 weeks after planting, and last for about a month. Successive plantings can extend the bloom period.
USDA Zones: 3 - 10
Height: 24 - 30 inches
Bloom Season: Late spring to early fall
Bloom Color: Mix
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days
Light Required: No
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 10 - 12 seeds per plant or 6 seeds per foot
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 6 - 12 inches