Red 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 striking flowers have lined home gardens for centuries. Bachelor button flowers are low maintenance and grow well in a full sun. 'Red Boy' is a selection from the distinguished gardens of the late Mr. H. Gauthier of Halifax who had grown these beauties for many years. Expect Deep red-wine/rose blooms from early summer to late fall.
50 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting Instructions: Direct seed 2-3 weeks before last frost and lightly cover. Can also start indoors 6 weeks before the last frost date. 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.