Bachelor's Button

(Centaurea cyanus) Bachelor’s Buttons are an annual flower native to Europe and Asia. They were brought to America in the 17th century, and the attractive flowers have been enjoyed in landscapes and cottage gardens for centuries. Also known as cornflower, the edible blooms have been enjoyed in herbal tea blends and to add a splash of color to salads. This hardy annual often self sows and prefers full sun and well-drained soil. Direct sow (preferred method) seeds after last frost or start indoors four weeks before last frost and do not allow to become root bound. Sow seeds 1/4 inch deep and lightly cover. Ideal germination temperature is 60-65 F. Seeds germinate in 7-14 days. Deadhead for continuous blooming. Special note: When sowing your own saved seed, it is helpful to stratify (cold treat) seeds for 5 days before sowing. Excellent cut flower

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