Bachelor's Button

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  • $3.00
  • Regular price $3.25

Quick facts

  • Cut-flower
  • Reseeding annual
  • Heirloom garden flower

Centaurea cyanus

Easy to grow flowers on 24-36” plants. Garden standard, makes a cute addition to bouquets and borders. Flowers in a variety of pastels, white, and dark purple. Attractive foliage is ferny and full.  Mildly frost tolerant, quick to grow in spring.  Reseeds readily.

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


Not rec.

7-14 d.


Full to part



We prefer to direct sow 3-4 weeks prior to last frost date. Tolerant of a light frost. Cover very lightly. Grows easily when direct sown, so that is preferred. Or, start indoors 8 weeks before last frost date to get a head start. Transplants quite well provided it is kept moist during the establishment process.

Seed specs:  Packet size, 1/2 g.- 150 min.