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Bachelor Button Seeds, Classic Fantastic Mix Hybrid

Centaurea cyanus
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Fleuroselect Novelty Award Winner.  A balanced mixture of captivating blue shades, ranging from light heavenly blue to dark blue.  The flowers are often in two shades of blue or have a dark center and lighter petals.

Featuring low maintenance and easy to grow characteristics, these stunning blossoms will bright up any outdoor space.

  • SKU: 143180
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Safe for bees
Safe
for Bees
Good for pollinators
Good For Pollinators
Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full Sun|Partial Sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
8 to 14 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Best container size
Best
Container Size:
30 cm+ (12"+)
Growing height
Growing Height:
80-100 cm (32-40")
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Flower
  • Botanical Name: Centaurea cyanus
  • Fill Weight (grams): 0.5
  • Approximate Seed Count: 110-120
  • Common Name: Cornflower
  • Characteristics: low maintenance |easy to grow | cutting flower | container friendly | attracts pollinators
  • Planting Method: Sow Direct | Start Indoors
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Hybrid
  • Color: Shades of blue
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Days Until Bloom: 42 to 49 Days
  • Harvest/Bloom Season: July to Frost
  • Tolerance: drought tolerant|tolerates poor soils
  • Awards: Fleuroselect Novelty 2011
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    Growing Instructions:

    Bachelor Button seeds can be sown directly into the garden when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is passed. Soil temperature (not air temperature) should be warmer than 16°C (60°F) for seeds to germinate Planting at a lower temperature will delay germination. Choose a location that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight daily. Space seeds and plant to the depth indicated below. Press seeds into the soil to ensure good contact and cover with 6 mm (1/4") of soil. After planting, water the seeds with a gentle mist or shower. A hard spray can wash soil away, dislodge seeds and clump them together. It is critical to keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy during germination. Do not let the soil dry out, as young plants have underdeveloped roots and can quickly dehydrate, particularly in windy conditions. When your seedlings reach a height of a few centimetres (inches) and have developed 2 or 3 pairs of leaves, it is important to thin them out, according to the plant spacing indicated below to provide good air circulation and room to grow.

    For earlier blooms, seeds can be started indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost in your area. Follow the seed depth and spacing guidelines indicated below. Once all danger of frost has passed, seedlings should be hardened off before planting in their growing location. Seedlings should be transplanted according to the plant spacing directions below. Regularly monitor your plants and ensure that the soil remains moist while they establish themselves in their new environment.

    Click here to read more information on planning and planting a garden.

  • Planting Depth: 6 mm (1/4")
  • Seed Spacing: 2.5 cm (1")

  • Instructions for Nutrient Care: Feed plants SUPERthrive once per week. Mix 1.2 ml (1/4 tsp) per 4L (1 gallon) of water in a watering can and apply solution to the base of the plants.
  • Plant Spread: 20 cm (8")
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Growing Suggestions:
  • Regularly removing spent flowers, known as deadheading will promote continuous blooming and encourage the growth of fresh buds.
  • Harvest flowers for indoor arrangements when they are about 1/4 open. The color should be visible at the top, but no petals should have unfurled yet. Do not worry if you cut them at this stage, they will continue to open. When cutting, make sure to cut deeply. For the first harvest from the plant, cut down to where there are only 3-4 sets of leaves remaining. This will cause the plant to grow longer stems and more of them. Afterward, cut back to the main stem. Click here to learn more about harvesting flowers.
  • Blooms can last as long as 2 weeks in floral arrangements.

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