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Cornflower (Bachelor's Buttons)

Cornflower (Bachelor's Buttons)

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Centaurea cyanus

Origin: Europe

Improvement status: Wild

Seeds per packet: ~4,000 (Bulk)

Germination tested: 01/2021: 96%

Life cycle: Annual

Zones: 2-11

A bright blue cool weather annual that readily reseeds itself. Great for mass plantings and annual wildflower seeding. Also called Bachelor’s Buttons, Blue Bottle, and sometimes just by the botanical Centaurea. Traditionally used in Europe as a bitter tonic. 

3'H. Full Sun. Medium to Dry Soil. Blue blooms May-July. 

These seeds were produced by our friends at Ernst Conservation Seeds in Meadville, PA.

Growing Tips: Seed Early Spring, around the last date of frost, or start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date.