Centaurea cyanus – Bachelor Button

Bachelor button has a very intense blue. Cornflowers were worn by young men in love; if the flower faded too quickly, it was taken as a sign that the man’s love was not returned It is the national flower of Estonia.
bought from yamagami nursery
planted winter 2014

flowered April 2015

Toxicity: Non-Toxic to Dogs, Non-Toxic to Cats

Details

Cornflower, Bachelor’s Button
Centaurea cyanus

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Centaurea (sen-TAR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: cyanus (SY-an-us) (Info)

Category:
Annuals

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink
Light Blue
Medium Blue
Blue-Violet
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Silver/Gray
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Read more: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/186/#ixzz3WwHOgLCK

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