Blue Boy Bachelor's Button Seeds


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With dazzling, sky-blue flowers, 'Blue Boy' is wonderful in mass, and because it is drought tolerant, it's practically care-free. Flowers can be used dried or fresh cut, while the edible petals make a colorful garnish. Also known as cornflower, bachelor's button will "naturalize", or self-sow, for another crop of blue flowers next year.
$1.79 2 grams

Botanical Name: Centaurea cyanus

Family: Asteraceae

Native: Europe and Asia

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 2'–3' tall, 1' wide

Variety Information: ½"–1" wide, sky blue flowers

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, 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"

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Blue Boy Bachelor's Button Seeds Reviews

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So Easy to Grow
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Apr 9, 2020
I love bachelor buttons. They remind me of my grandma, who always had them lining her loooong driveway. When they started looking ratty, she'd just mow them down. They are very drought tolerant and they bloom profusely. They also re-seed easily, so be careful where you put them. They do pull pretty easily, so even if they get away from you they aren't hard to "weed." The bees love them, so I plant them all over my veggie garden and pretty much just let them grow where they want.
Lindsey Helgoth

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