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Bachelor's Buttons

Centaurea cyanus. Used as edible garnishes, a natural food dye and cut flowers, Bachelor's Buttons are as gorgeous as they are versatile and practical. They prefer to be direct-sown in a nice sunny spot as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring. Bee friendly. Deer resistant. Hardy Annual. Summer Flowering. Height: 3'.

Average seed life: 2 years.

Blue Boy Bachelor Buttons

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This beguiling cornflower-blue heirloom has vibrant ½" to 1" double flowers.

One packet of about 200 seeds
Catalog #7202
$3.55
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Availability: In stock

$3.55

Gardening Tips

Bachelor’s Button Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
:1/2”
Seed Spacing:2”-3”
Plant Spacing:6”-12”
Days to Germination:7-14 days
Germination Temperature:60°-70°F

Centaurea cyanus. It is best to direct-sow Bachelor’s Buttons in well-draining, loamy soil in full sun as soon as the ground can be worked. Plant 1⁄2" deep and tamp down well since they require darkness for optimal germination. Keep uniformly moist until the seedlings emerge, up to 2 weeks after sowing. Or sow indoors 4 weeks before planting outside, in a good seed-starting medium at about 60° to 70°F. Provide even moisture, strong light and good ventilation. Prior to transplanting, acclimate the seedlings by gradually exposing them to outside conditions for 1 to 2 weeks. Thin or transplant 6" to 12" apart in the garden. Weed and keep well-watered until established. Drought tolerant, water moderately once established. Summer flowering. Height: 3'.

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