Bachelor's Button 'Rose Pink' Seeds

Brought to America from Europe in the 17th century, and known to have been cultivated by Thomas Jefferson in his gardens at Monticello.

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Also known as cornflowers. Brought to America from Europe in the 17th century, and known to have been cultivated by Thomas Jefferson in his gardens at Monticello. Exquisite, fragrant, 1-2” rose pink flowers bloom non-stop from midsummer to frost and are drought-tolerant. Bachelor’s Buttons are perfect for cutting and drying, and they make a great addition to any cottage garden, wildflower meadow, or border. The edible flower makes a stunning garnish for desserts and salads.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Centaurea cyanus
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 7 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors after all danger of spring frost is past
Growing Height 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Plant Spacing 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Pink, Rose/Mauve
Bloom Time Late Spring/Early Summer, Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Foliage Herbaceous, Silver/Gray, Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Propagation Methods From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost, From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Seed Collecting Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Seeds Per Pack 50