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Bachelor's Button Blue - Cornucopia Seeds

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Bachelor's Button Blue

(Centaurea cyanus)

  • Old-Fashioned Heirloom Favorite
  • Frilly, Blue Button-Like Flowers on Strong Stems
  • Quick Blooming, Easy-Care Plants
  • Good for Kids
  • Great for Cut Flowers


Frilly, button-like flowers on strong stems top the silvery foliage of this charming favorite. Quick-blooming, easy-care plants are fun for kids to grow. Plants provide a steady supply of long-lasting cut flowers. Ht. 1½ -2 ft.

Light Full sun
Bloom time Early
Plant spacing 6-8 inches
Planting depth 1/4 inch
Days to germination 7-14
Plant height 1.5-2 feet

Gardener's Notes: Start seeds indoors 4-5 weeks before the last frost or sow directly outdoors in spring after the last frost. Grow in fertile, well-drained soil spacing seeds 2 inches apart. When seedlings are well established, thin to stand 6-8 inches apart. Remove old flowers to promote extended blooming. Make several plantings for season-long flowers. In frost-free areas, plant again in fall for early spring flowers.