Blue Boy Bachelor's Button(Centaurea cyanus)This is an old time classic annual flower, not to be confused with its cousin the Purple Mountain Cornflower, which is a perennial (Centaurea montana). Also known as “cornflower,” these strikingly blue flowers have lined home gardens for centuries. Bachelor button flowers are low maintenance and grow well in a full sun. Expect shades of sky blue to vivid darks depending on climate and soil conditions. In 2018, during a very hot June, we noted a few beautiful variegated, striped silvery-blue blooms in one of our groupings. We hope you are lucky enough to see this genetic trait!
50 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions: Requires cold stratification before seeding. (4-5 weeks of refrigeration.) Start indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Broadcast seed on top of soil and lightly cover, add dome or plastic film and leave in darkness until emergence.