Bachelor Button Seeds - How to grow Bachelor Buttons ?

Bachelor's Buttons begin producing their brightly colored, ruffled,
1½" flowers in late spring and may continue blooming well into fall.
This 1-3 ft. tall plant is excellent as dried flowers or potpourri
They are well suited plants for growing in containers.

Bachelor's Buttons are also known as Cornflowers or Blue Bottle. They prefer to grow in full sun, but will tolerate some light shade in the afternoon. Plant Cornflower bedding plants 6"-12" apart in the garden any time after all danger of frost has passed. Cornflowers can be planted in any average to rich garden soil, provided that it is well draining. Water moderately during extended dry periods. Otherwise, once established, Bachelor's Buttons are fairly drought tolerant plants.

 

Feed monthly with ½ strength, all-purpose 10-10-10 fertilizer Be sure to remove spent blooms regularly to induce continued flowering.

For spring blooms, sow Bachelor's Button seeds directly in the garden as soon as possible after the last frost date in your area.
Successive plantings will prolong your blooming period.
Sow Bachelor's Button seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before planting them in the garden.
Maintain a temperature within the growing medium of 60°-70° F.
Germination takes 7-14 days.