Jubilee Gem Bachelor Buttons
Certified Organic Seed
Also known as Blue Cornflower.
Of the world comes clear and fills with color.
They persist in the sunlit room: the wall paper
Frieze of cabbage-roses and cornflowers pales
Under their thin-lipped smiles
Their withering kingship.
How they prop each other up!
Excerpt from "The Thin People" by Sylvia Plath
This is one of the few true blue flowers for home gardeners. One of the others is Borage, which we offer in a lovely Art Pack. Cornflower blue has inspired poetry, the name of a Crayola crayon, and features as a floral motif on collectible Corning Ware. Also known as Knapweed, Blue-Bottle, Star Thistle, and Bachelor's Button. Cornflower is easy to grow and makes a long lasting cut flower.
|100 Seeds||$3.75||In Stock | Packed for 2022|
|300 Seeds||$6.50||In Stock | Packed for 2022|
|900 Seeds||$10.95||In Stock | Packed for 2022|
Direct sow around last frost date, or start indoors up to 6 weeks earlier. Cornflowers will tolerate poor soil. Enjoys full sun. Removing the old blossoms of this hardy annual will ramp up blooming. Might self-seed.
|Days to Germination||7 to 25 days|
|Days to Maturity||90 days|
|Planting Depth||⅛ inch|
|Spacing in Row||8 to 10 inches|
|Spacing Between Rows||18 inches|
|Height at Maturity||12 to 36 inches|
|Width at Maturity||12 to 24 inches|
|Sun Preference||Full to Partial Sun|