500 Polka Dot Mixed Bachelor Buttons Cornflower Seeds

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This mix is a colorful blend of vivid blue, pink, purple and white knee-high Bachelor Buttons. The Bachelor Button prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It is a resilient annual flower and can be fall planted in zones 7-10. This flower will have better success if started outdoors, although it can typically survive if started indoors.


Name: Polka Dot Mixed Bachelor’s Button
Scientific Name: Centaurea Cyanus
Color: Blue, Pink, Purple, White
Plant Seeds: Outdoors After Frost / Indoors Weeks Before Last Frost
Hardiness Zone: N/A
Plant Height: 24-36″
Plant Spacing: 18 - 24"
Cycle: Annual but reseeds itself as a perennial
Bloom Season - Spring/Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun, Part Shade
Soil & Water Preferences: Average - Dry
Other: Attracts bees, birds, & butterflies

Sowing: Direct sow in late fall or early spring, planting the seeds thinly and 1/2" deep. In the spring, keep the soil moist after sowing; germination should occur within 7-10 days. To start indoors, plant three or four seeds 1/2" below the surface in individual peat pots. Keep the soil lightly moist and at a temperature of 65-70 degrees F until germination; thin to the strongest seedlings. Transplant the seedlings before they reach a height of 5".

Growing: Water seedlings occasionally until they become established. Mature plants tolerate drought, but prefer adequate moisture and may need occasional watering. Prune off developing tips to force the plant to produce more branches and fuller growth, as well as more flowers. If the stems begin to fall over, provide support. Deadhead spent blossom for the most abundant flowers, keeping in mind that the latest blossoms will need be left in order to produce seed; though an annual, it will reseed easily to produce volunteer plants. This plant attracts butterflies and bees, in addition to providing nutritious seed for birds. Cornflower grows well in containers as well as in the garden

All multiple orders of the same seed are put in the same bag. For example if you order 500 beefsteak tomato seeds x 3 then 1500 seeds will be put in the same bag. We do not send out 3 individual bags with 500 in each. This goes for all seeds unless they are listings of different seeds.


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