Black Magic Bachelor's Button Seeds


5 out of 5 stars
(2 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
With vivid color, 'Black Magic' makes great dried or cut flowers, while edible petals make a stunning garnish to salads, crudités platters, or dinner plates. Bachelor's button, also called cornflower, will "naturalize"; it self-sows for another crop of flowers the following season, and birds love the seed heads!
$2.29 1 gram (~180 seeds)

Botanical Name: Centaurea cyanus

Family: Asteraceae

Native: Europe and Asia

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 20"–24" tall, 12" wide

Variety Information: ½"–1" wide, very dark maroon flowers

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Beneficial Insects, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date, or in late summer/fall for blooms the following season. Mild Climates: Sow in fall for winter bloom.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Not recommended; does not transplant well. Use biodegradable pots to avoid root disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 7–14 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8"–10"

Thinning: When 1"–2" tall, thin to 1 every 8"–10"

Special Care: For optimum germination, chill seed in the refrigerator for 5 days before sowing.

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Black Magic Bachelor's Button Seeds Reviews

2 reviews

Just stunning

5 out of 5 stars Jun 17, 2022
I sowed indoors and the plants did struggle a bit as a result. Next year I will be patient and direct sow in the garden. They are now just starting to bloom and the flowers are stunning. The color is a rich deep purple to "black". When they are just buds they do look black. Absolutely growing again next year. Fantastic germination rate.
Samantha from OK

So easy!

5 out of 5 stars Jul 8, 2022
It was gratifying to watch these seedlings grow. I direct sowed a little late but nearly all the seeds germinated. The first flowers are opening now and the color is stunning. I can't wait to see what returns next year!
Kristin from PA

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