Flowers Centaurea (Bachelor's Button) Standard Mix

Standard Mix

Organic Centaurea Seed

Product ID: 1978G

An organic mix of prolific 1-1 1/2" blooms.

Colors include blue, white, pink, dark purple/black, and some bicolors. Performs as well as Choice Mix, but the stems are a bit shorter. 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. 6,200 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.




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  • This product does not ship to the following states: NC.
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.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies
Plants, or seeds harvested from plants, that have been grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, strictly adhering to the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) organic gardening practices are designated as Organic.

Supplies that meet the USDA's National Organic Program (NOP) rules according to a third-party authority such as OMRI, WSDA, and/or a local authority such as MOFGA or NOFA.
Attracts Beneficial Insects Attracts Beneficial Insects
Variety attracts and supports pollinators and/or insects that prey on garden pests.
Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Edible Flowers Attracts Beneficial Insects