Blue Cornflower or Bachelor Button Seeds

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AM015819

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A favorite annual in meadows from Maine to California, Blue Cornflower adds true blue blooms to the summer garden or meadow. Also known as Bachelor Button, silver foliage offsets its blue blooms tremendously and attracts birds (especially American goldfinches) with its seed. Blue Cornflower is extremely easy to grow and is gorgeous planted on its own or paired with other colors of Cornflower. All of the seed we handle at American Meadows is non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual.
Zones 1 - 10
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size28-36" tall
Bloom TimeSummer
SKUAM015819

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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Plant Information
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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Associated SKUsAM015819
AM013077 (1 Pound)
AM013080 (1/4 Pound)
AM013078 (10 Pounds)
AM013079 (5 Pounds)
Common Name
Cornflower or Bachelor Button
Botanical Name
Centaurea cyanus
Seed Life Cycle
Annual
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Blue
Bloom Time
Summer
Mature Height
28-36" tall
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Species
Ships As
Seed
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Non-GMO
Yes
Native To
Europe
Coverage
1/4 lb covers 1,089 sq ft.
1 lb covers 4,355 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 21,775 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 1 acre
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
Yes
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