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2020 Seed Catalog

Bachelor's Button Seeds

a.k.a. Cornflower

Cyanus segetum syn. Centaurea cyanus

How to plant Bachelor's Button seeds

Bachelor's Buttons are known for 2 in. double thistle-like blooms in late spring and early summer. Recently new bachelor's button colors have made this all time classic even better.

Bachelor's Buttons need little care. Flowers attract butterflies, are superb additions to fresh or dried arrangements. Plants are deer resistant. In mild summer areas Bachelor's Buttons will continue to flower until September when old blooms are removed. Sow seeds in fall in mild winter areas, and early spring everywhere.

How to Plant and Grow Bachelor's Button

Bee introduces how to plant

Sow Bachelor's Button Seeds: Direct sow in rows, 6 seeds per foot as soon as the soil can worked in spring. Thin to 6-12 in. apart. Can be started indoors in 2 in. pots, 4 - 6 weeks before planting out. Kept at 65° F., germination is in 1-2 weeks.

Grow Bachelor's Button: Full sun, part sun in warm climates. Tolerates wide variety of soils provided drainage is good. Moderate water. Best performance in cool weather. In mild winter climates seed can be sown in fall for very early flowering the following season. Excellent cut flowers, fresh or dried. Attracts bees and butterflies. Deer resistant. Plants self-sow.

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