Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds Patriot Mix

Red and Blue and White Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds Patriot Mix, Centaurea, Cornflower or Bachelor Button
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Looking to create a bold statement in your meadow or garden this year? Our Cornflower Patriot Mixture blooms in red, white and blue, perfect to plant for your 4th of July celebration or any time of the season. So easy to grow, this Cornflower Mixture will grow in any sunny spot.

Zones 2 - 10
Advantages
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-18" tall
Bloom Time Summer
SKU AAS1KXX

Cornflowers are so easy to grow and are often some of the earliest annuals to bloom in the garden or meadow. 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.

Associated SKUs
AAS1KXX
AAS1KQP (1/4 Pound)
AAS1K01 (1 Pound)
Common Name Cornflower or Bachelor Button
Botanical Name Centaurea
Seed Life Cycle Annuals
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red, Blue, White, Mixed
Mature Height 12-18" tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage 1/4 lb covers 1,089 sq ft.
1 lb covers 4,355 sq ft.
Seeds Per Pound 98500
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Advantages Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Containers, Extended Blooms
Is It Storable? Yes - You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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American MeadowsCornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds Patriot Mix
 
4.0

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5.0

great mix

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from Allyn WA

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds Patriot Mix:

    we used it with other mixes and it was great

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    2.0

    Underwhelming Display of Color

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    from Cincinnati, OH

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Small In Size
    • Unattractive

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds Patriot Mix:

    I planted these flowers with Sunflowers in a bed that has long grown marigolds. The Marigold volunteers did well again, but these flowers where nearly a no show. Despite putting down a health dose of seeds, not many grew to maturity, and those that did were underwhelming in their display. The colors were OK, but there were just so few of them. They germinated late, and had a very hard time out competing the weeds--I pulled the weeds by hand to give them a chance, but even then they just did not impress.

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    5.0

    excellent growth

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    from Clayton, NC

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    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Good Cut Flowers
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

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      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds Patriot Mix:

      These flowers grew in great proliferation. The colors were outstanding and they made great cut flowers for inside as well as being a big draw for bees and hummingbirds.

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      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

      • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
      • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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