Jubilee Gem Bachelor Buttons

Certified Organic Seed

Centaurea cyanus

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.

from $3.75

100 Seeds $3.75 In Stock
300 Seeds $6.50 Out of Stock
900 Seeds $10.95 In Stock

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

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