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Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds Patriot Mix

SKU: AM015845
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Overview
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.
key features
Botanical Name
Centaurea cyanus Patriot Mix
Advantages
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Mass Plantings
Growing Zones
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Seed Life Cycle
Annual
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 1,089 sq ft.
1 lb covers 4,355 sq ft.
Bloom Time
Summer

Description

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.