Flowers Centaurea (Bachelor's Button)

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Centaurea Seed

Product ID: 3306

New! Rich color combination.

Abundant 1 1/2" flowers on upright plants. Double and semidouble, bicolor blooms in black/plum-purple and black/white. Attractive, frosty appearance. Elegant addition to salads and desserts. Ht. 30-38". Avg. 6,200 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.




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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.


Any soil with good drainage. Tolerates poor soil of medium fertility.



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 can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>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
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Variety good for fresh cut-flower displays.
Edible Flowers Edible Flowers
Variety's flowers may be consumed.
Attracts Beneficial Insects Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Edible Flowers Attracts Beneficial Insects