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Blue Boy Bachelor's Button Seeds

Blue Boy Bachelor's Button Seeds

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With dazzling, sky-blue flowers, 'Blue Boy' is wonderful in mass, and because it is drought tolerant, it's practically care free. Flowers can be used dried or fresh cut, while the edible petals make a colorful garnish to salads, crudités platters, or dinner plates. Also known as cornflower, bachelor's button will "naturalize", or self-sow, for another crop of blue flowers next year.

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  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info
  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Family: Asteraceae

Native: Europe and Asia

Hardiness: Annual

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer

Plant Dimensions: 24"-36" tall, 12" wide

Variety Info: ½"–1" wide, sky blue flowers

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date, or in late summer/fall for blooms the following season. Mild Climates: Sow in fall for winter bloom.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Not recommended; does not transplant well. Use biodegradable pots to avoid root disturbance.

Days to Emerge: 7–14 days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8"–10"

Thinning: When 1"–2" tall, thin to 1 every 8"–10"

Growing Info

Harvesting: For longest vase life harvest in the morning and choose buds that are about half open.