Flowers Centaurea (Bachelors Button) Choice Mix

Choice Mix

Centaurea Seed

Product ID: 1016

Classic cornflowers. Blue, pink, red, and white.

Upright plants produce abundant 1-1½" blooms. Prefers cool temperatures. Also known as cornflower, garden cornflower, and bachelor's buttons.

• Edible Flowers: Use the petals of this great edible flower for decorating desserts. Centaurea is also a popular choice for brightening up salad mix. Flavor is bland and mildly floral.

Ht. 30-38". Avg. 6,050 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.

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Packet

$3.95
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1/2 Ounce

$9.80
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1 Ounce

$11.46
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1/4 Pound

$26.82
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1 Pound

$106.88
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  • This product does not ship to the following states: AA, AE, AP, AS, DC, FM, GU, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 60-65°F (16-18°C).

SOWING: Direct seed (recommended): Sow seeds thinly in rows, 6 seeds per foot, 1/4" deep, as soon as soil can be worked. Cover lightly. Keep soil surface moist until emergence. When seedlings have first true leaves, thin to 6-9" apart.
Transplant: Sow 4-6 weeks before last frost. Transplant into cell packs or larger containers when the first true leaves appear. Grow at 50-55°F (10-12°C) during the night for several weeks to develop a root ball.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
Any soil with good drainage. Tolerates poor soil of medium fertility.

PLANT SPACING: 2-9".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

HARVEST: Fresh: When flowers are 1/4 to 1/2 open.

USES: Cut flower, edible flower, and beneficial insect attractant. Can be used as dried flower, though blooms are quite small once dried. Effective when massed for color in beds and borders.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Centaurea cyanus
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
65 - 75 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Easy Choice Easy Choice
Variety is easy-to-grow.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.
Heirloom Heirloom
HL = Heirloom. Seeds which have been saved over many years and passed down, in original form, from generation to generation.
Edible Flowers Edible Flowers
Variety's Flowers may be consumed.
Heirloom Easy Choice Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Edible Flowers