Growing Mixed Colors Bachelor’s Buttons Flower Garden Seeds
- Taxonomy: Centaurea cyanus
- Other Names: Cornflower
- Seed Type: Annual
- Sow Indoors or Outdoors: Mixed Colors bachelor’s buttons seeds have a wildflower-like habit and perform best when broadcasted directly in the garden after the frost. For earliest blooms, begin indoors 6 – 8 weeks prior and then transplant traditionally to a sunny place in the garden or in the home. Bachelor’s buttons will germinate in 14 – 21 days without any light required.
- Days to Maturity: 77 – 91 days
- Hardiness Zone: 2 – 10
- Seed Planting Depth: Plant 8 – 10 seeds ¼” deep or broadcast directly
- Plant Spacing: 6 – 9”
- Growth Habit: 18 – 24” tall bushy upright with a 6 – 9” spread of dense 1” semi-double bulbs
- Soil Preference: Average, medium moist, well-drained
- Light Preference: Full sun – Partial Shade
- Diseases/Pests/Troubleshooting: Mixed Colors bachelor’s buttons flower seeds thrive in cool summers and will show signs of wilting if left unshaded during excessive summers. Bachelor’s buttons have no serious pests or diseases, but do not oversaturate the soil since plants are susceptible to both rot and rust. Deadhead plants to keep from possibly reseeding aggressively.
- Flower Colors: Seasonal mix of blue, purple, white, magenta, lavender, and rose
Centaurea cyanus, or more commonly known as Bachelor’s Buttons or Cornflower, is native to cool and temperate cornfields across Europe, hence the name Cornflower, but has since been naturalized throughout many similar climates across the world. Bachelor’s buttons flowers are popularly dried and used in herbal teas and blends. The cornflower has an extensive history across Europe having served as the basis for a variety of national symbols, political parties, folklore, inspirations, and ornamentations.
Mixed Colors Bachelor Buttons flower seed mix. Annual.