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Edible Flowers

Edible Flowers

Variety's Flowers may be consumed.



HL = Heirloom. Seeds which have been saved over many years and passed down, in original form, from generation to generation.

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets

Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.

Florist Blue Boy

Florist Blue BoyCentaurea Seed


Product ID: 1017

Classic cornflowers. Deep blue.

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. 5,800 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.

Product Price Qty
1017Packet  $3.95 
10171/2 Ounce  $9.50 
10171 Ounce  $12.50 
10171/4 Pound  $35.00 
10171 Pound  $125.00 
Backordered until 12/13/16

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   65-75

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

Product Symbols:

Edible Flowers   Heirloom   Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets  

Shipping Information & Notes

This product cannot be shipped to the following states:NC

Growing Information


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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