Thin stems with a small puff on the end, in a moody merlot, almost black shade! Truly a unique twist on the classic bachelor button. Easy for beginning growers as they flourish well on their own. The more you cut them the more they’ll bloom so snip away!!
Also known as cornflower or garden cornflower.
Approximate Seeds per Packet: 100
Sunlight: Full sun
Mature Height: 30" – 38”
Germination: 7-14 days at 16-18°C
Transplant: Not recommended.
Direct Seeding: Direct seed as soon as the soil can be worked, 1/4" deep. Bachelor buttons love the cold of early spring. Thin to 6-9" apart once seedlings have their first set of true leaves.
Care: No special care required.
Fresh: When harvesting, choose stems that are just starting to open. Cut deeply into the plant to encourage branching. Adding flower preservative to their water will prolong their vase life.
Dried: Harvest when fully open and hang to dry. More of a textural addition as a dried flower.
Note: Bachelor buttons will often self-seed in the area it was planted the previous year. Free flowers!