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Bachelor's Button 'Blue Boy' 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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$2.95
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Details

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” well-doubled blue 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!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

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 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Plant Spacing 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Bloom Color Medium Blue
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