Tall Mix, Centaurea Seeds

Centaurea (Bachelor's Button)

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Tall Mix, Centaurea Seeds

Centaurea (Bachelor's Button)

The Tall Mix Cornflower makes for a beautiful display of blue, pink, red and white flowers that are attractive as cut or dried flowers. This dazzling mix of colorful bachelor button flowers are drought resistant and is an annual, but will "naturalize" yearly when the seed drops. This variety readily comes back the next year to produce another crop of blue flowers. In warm climates, plant the Tall Mix in summer to early fall for a winter bloom.
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Product Details

Botanical Name

Centaurea cyanus

Seed Type

Seed

Seeds Per Gram

217

Seeds Per Pound

97000

Packet

500 seeds

Seeds Per Ounce

6063

Sow Method

Direct Sow,Transplant

Categories

Flowers

Zones

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Weight

0.01

Depth

0.15

Height

4.5

Width

3.25

Components

Growing Instructions

Learning Download: How to Grow Cornflower

The Cornflower is also known as the bachelor button, and it can be harvested in the summer or fall depending on when it is planted. Cornflower can reach 3 feet in height and attract birds and butterflies. Blooms can reach up to 1 inch wide.

Before Planting: Cornflower is not picky when it comes to soil conditions, but it does prefer a sunny location to grow. Prior to planting, loosen the soil in the garden and amend it with 4 inches of compost.

Planting: Plant the seeds one week before the last frost of the season. Plant them 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart.

Watering: Water the flowers 1 inch per week.

Fertilizer: Feed the Cornflower with an all-purpose fertilizer once a month.

Days to Maturity: Cornflowers begin flowering in early June and will continue to flower through August. Sometimes, they can even begin flowering in March if planted in a warmer climate.

Harvesting: Cornflowers make a great cut flower to bring inside and also work for dried flower arrangements since the flowers retain their color even after being dried.

Tips: Cornflowers are hardy, but they can be susceptible to mold and mildew if overwatered and not given enough space for good air circulation.

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