Garnet Boy Bachelor's Button(Centaurea cyanus) This is also referred to as Black Gem in many older seed catalogues. Like all Bachelor buttons, this species tolerates a wide range of soil types and continues to bloom from spring to late fall. Highly attractive burgundy-black blooms are targets for a wide range of pollinating insects. A real nice addition to any garden or xeriscape project.
30 seeds per packet $4.45
Planting Instructions: Direct seed 2-3 weeks before last frost and lightly cover. Can also start indoors 6 weeks before the last frost date. 4-6 weeks of cold stratification will improve spring germination. Broadcast seed on top of soil and lightly cover, add dome or plastic film. Root ball develops best at cooler night time temperatures. Seeds can be sown outdoors in the late fall to enhance spring germination.