Cornflower Seed, Dwarf Blue (Centaurea cyanus) Bachelor's Buttons
Edible, Flower Seeds for Beds and Borders, Honey Bee, Meadow Gardening, Pollinator
Cornflower is also known as bachelor button. Flowers are deep blue, and plants grow to 24 inches in height. Great for beds and borders, flower mixtures, and pollinator gardens. Flower petals are edible.5,600 per oz
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 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. These wildflowers are a very rewarding flower to grow from flower seed!
Like many wildflowers, the 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 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 small seedlings to 6 - 12 inches apart. In mild winter climates, sow the seed 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: Blue
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