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Blue Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds

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1/4 Pound
Price: $6.95
1 Pound
Price: $11.95
5 Pounds
Price: $54.95
10 Pounds
Price: $99.95

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Quick Overview

Here's how "Cornflower Blue" became a color. This favorite flower makes big color in meadows. Annual.

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Details
SKU CCBG
Common Name Cornflower or Bachelor Button
Botanical Name Centaurea cyanus
Plant Type/Life Cycle Annual
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Blue
Estimated Mature Height 28-36 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 99,790
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Native To Europe
Native to Europe
Ideal Growing Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific NorthWest
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Suggested Uses Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms, Easy to Grow
Prohibited In North Carolina
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Ships to Canada Yes
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Description
World-famous “cornflower blue” is the bluest blue in the flower kingdom, and that makes this many people’s favorite flower. Easy to grow, quick to bloom, great for cutting. Strong seedlings have a “silvery” look in a seeded meadow. In fact, cornflower grows so well, it has become somewhat of a pest in some areas, most notably the Southeast. Birds love seed. American goldfinches (wild canaries), particularly, put on quite a show as they dive into fields of this flower when it is going to seed. This is the famous flower of many romantic legends, thus the name “Bachelor’s Button”. Young single girls wore the bloom as a signal of availability in Old England. It also always figures prominently in the Victorian "Language of Flowers"--of which there are several versions.
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American MeadowsBlue Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds
 
4.6

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (9)
  • Long bloom time (8)
  • Reliable growth (8)
  • Vivid colors (8)
  • Pest resistant (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (9)
    • Cut flowers (5)
    • Erosion control (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid gardener (11)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect, easy to grow

    I sow these in our meadow, some areas with other wildflowers; but for large areas, they can also stand on their own. They bloom from mid spring through summer and are lovely. ...Read complete review

    I sow these in our meadow, some areas with other wildflowers; but for large areas, they can also stand on their own. They bloom from mid spring through summer and are lovely. The blue is a true, deep cornflower blue. They are quite hardy and need no special care--they will bloom about anywhere you scatter the seed. Maintenance free!! They do well in all kinds of soil--we planted them in moist areas and also in dry areas. Check out the photos that follow. Also, if you are a person who loves to watch birds, plant these, your meadow will be filled with finches, wrens, bluebirds, and many others coming to feast on the plentiful seeds they produce. One other thing, they make beautiful dried bouquets that will last forever indoors. The color stays true even when dried. So many good things from such a simple, pretty flower.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Cornflower

    Though these are supposedly some of the hardiest wildflowers around, I did have some trouble growing these from seed - and despite spreading thousands upon thousands of seeds in small areas. Where they did...Read complete review

    Though these are supposedly some of the hardiest wildflowers around, I did have some trouble growing these from seed - and despite spreading thousands upon thousands of seeds in small areas. Where they did come up, they were lovely, though swamped with green - the flowers were too tiny to stand out and rather quickly died, leaving a dense green jungle of weeds.

    I do have to say, thought, that American Meadows's customer service is unmatched in excellence!!!

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    5.0

    Great color , easy to maintain

    By Farm girl

    from Tricites. Wa

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Erosion Control
      • Great Color For Large Are
      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Blue Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds:

      Used the blue bachelor buttons with the red poppies for large natural area. What a show it was !!!!!!

       
      5.0

      Beautiful!

      By TSR

      from Yardley, PA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Pest Resistant
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Blue Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds:

          Planted in low hill behind retaining wall. Beautiful blue colors contrasted nicely with other American Meadows wildflowers. No maintenance after planting.

           
          5.0

          blue corn flower seeds 1 lb.

          By flowerlady

          from Millinocket, ME

          About Me Master Gardener

          Pros

          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Areas

            Comments about American Meadows Blue Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds:

            everyone enjoyed their color and amount of coverage along our walking path which I landscaped all voluntarily.

             
            5.0

            Flowers add to the children's love of ou

            By Roger, the shrubber

            from Theresa, NY

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Areas

                Comments about American Meadows Blue Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds:

                Your seeds are used exclusively at our Children's Petting Zoo. Flowers are used to add to the effect for the children and they love walking through the paths and gardens. We have many groups of ill and injured children and they really love the bright colors that your seeds produce. The blue of these flowers is a great stand alone effect with our white swans.

                 
                5.0

                Cornflower/Bachelor Button Seeds

                By Dene

                from NC

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about American Meadows Blue Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds:

                      Very, very unfortunately, all the seeds ordered from you suffered terrible draught. Not much has happened with them. However, give you 5+ stars on the lovely packaging and what looked like very quality seeds. Just real sad we lost most of the crop. Will order from you again some time.

                       
                      4.0

                      great flower

                      By sparky

                      from greenup il.

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Pros

                      • Low Maintenance
                      • Reliable Growth

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Cut Flowers
                        • Erosion Control
                        • Keeps coming back

                        Comments about American Meadows Blue Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds:

                        A cheap flower that just keeps on giving, 2 or more years

                         
                        5.0

                        Blue Cornflower

                        By Rico

                        from Colorado

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Long Bloom Time
                        • Low Maintenance
                        • Pest Resistant
                        • Reliable Growth
                        • Vivid Colors

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Border Control
                          • Containers
                          • Cut Flowers
                          • Large Areas
                          • Raised Beds

                          Comments about American Meadows Blue Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds:

                          Nice size plant, cute blue flowers.

                           
                          5.0

                          The best of wild flowers

                          By sparky wild flowers

                          from greenup il.

                          About Me Avid Gardener

                          Pros

                          • Large Bulb Size
                          • Long Bloom Time
                          • Low Maintenance
                          • Pest Resistant
                          • Reliable Growth
                          • Vivid Colors

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Cut Flowers
                            • Erosion Control
                            • Large Areas

                            Comments about American Meadows Blue Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds:

                            I plant this ever spring and have blooms all summer, they die off then come back in the fall

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Excellent germination

                            By Jose Unidos

                            from Portland, OR

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Long Bloom Time
                            • Low Maintenance
                            • Pest Resistant
                            • Reliable Growth
                            • Vivid Colors

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Large Areas

                              Comments about American Meadows Blue Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds:

                              I mass planted this in a pollinator meadow to provide some first year bloom while my slower to establish native perennials get going. It had good germination and was good at out-competing weedy turf grasses and buckhorn plantain. It doesn't appear weedy itself and is slowly declining in the meadow as I had hoped.

                               
                              4.0

                              Beautiful, Blue Cornflowers

                              By Corky

                              from Pender, NE

                              About Me Avid Gardener

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Long Bloom Time
                              • Low Maintenance
                              • Vivid Colors

                              Cons

                              • Leggy Stems

                              Best Uses

                              • Cut Flowers
                              • Large Areas

                              Comments about American Meadows Blue Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds:

                              We had a large area that we wanted to sow to native plants. Our daughter was getting married in late summer and had chosen Cornflower Blue as her bridesmaids' dresses. We hosted a wedding reception on our farm, and the beautiful cornflowers were a fun accent to our other yard flowers. Following the reception, I mowed the patch, and they have regrown and are producing beautiful flowers! The only slight "con" I have, is that the stems get very leggy and are alittle hard to use in cut flower arrangements. However, this con is certainly not a big enough problem to deter me from recommending and using this seed and the company for future seed and plant selections.

                               
                              5.0

                              Love this flower seed

                              By sparky

                              from Greenup Illinois

                              About Me Avid Gardener

                              Pros

                              • Long Bloom Time
                              • Low Maintenance
                              • Pest Resistant
                              • Reliable Growth
                              • Vivid Colors

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Large Areas

                                Comments about American Meadows Blue Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds:

                                I planted it in the fall and spring it was one of the first to bloom. Then die back and in the fall a lot of it came back to bloom again.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Perfect, easy to grow

                                By Jaclin

                                from Somerset, Pa.

                                About Me Avid Gardener

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Attracts song birds
                                • Dried bouquets
                                • Long Bloom Time
                                • Low Maintenance
                                • Pest Resistant
                                • Reliable Growth

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Border Control
                                • Cut Flowers
                                • Erosion Control
                                • Large Areas

                                Comments about American Meadows Blue Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds:

                                I sow these in our meadow, some areas with other wildflowers; but for large areas, they can also stand on their own. They bloom from mid spring through summer and are lovely. The blue is a true, deep cornflower blue. They are quite hardy and need no special care--they will bloom about anywhere you scatter the seed. Maintenance free!! They do well in all kinds of soil--we planted them in moist areas and also in dry areas. Check out the photos that follow. Also, if you are a person who loves to watch birds, plant these, your meadow will be filled with finches, wrens, bluebirds, and many others coming to feast on the plentiful seeds they produce. One other thing, they make beautiful dried bouquets that will last forever indoors. The color stays true even when dried. So many good things from such a simple, pretty flower.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Bachelor buttons

                                By Sbelle

                                from Lake City, CO

                                About Me Avid Gardener

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Accurate Instructions
                                • Attractive
                                • Fragrant
                                • Hardy
                                • Healthy
                                • Lightweight
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Garden
                                  • Outdoors

                                  Comments about American Meadows Blue Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds:

                                  I love the bachelor buttons. They bloom early and last for the entire season. I have other colors including purple, pink, and white.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  blue as the midwest sky!

                                  By Laurel

                                  from Wenona, IL

                                  About Me Master Gardener

                                  Pros

                                  • Accurate Instructions
                                  • Attractive
                                  • Healthy
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Garden
                                    • Outdoors
                                    • Patio
                                    • Pool Area

                                    Comments about American Meadows Blue Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds:

                                    I order these every year, and here in the Midwest they shine! easy, loads of color, just scatter them in with your perennials and watch them go! best in full sun.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                     
                                    2.0

                                    Cornflower

                                    By Boggles

                                    from NYC

                                    About Me Avid Gardener

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about American Meadows Blue Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds:

                                          Though these are supposedly some of the hardiest wildflowers around, I did have some trouble growing these from seed - and despite spreading thousands upon thousands of seeds in small areas. Where they did come up, they were lovely, though swamped with green - the flowers were too tiny to stand out and rather quickly died, leaving a dense green jungle of weeds.

                                          I do have to say, thought, that American Meadows's customer service is unmatched in excellence!!!

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal

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