Seeds - Bachelor Button, Burgundy Beauties OG (F)
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Description: We love the more saturated, intense colours of this dark mix, which features both solid and contrasting bi-colour blooms. Super easy to grow in both the garden and larger containers. The flowers are edible!
Pack Size: 50 seeds
Latin Name: Centaurea cyanus
Alternative Names: Cornflowers, Bachelor's Buttons, Basket Flower, Old-Fashioned Blue-Bottle
Main Uses: Edible Flower; Ornamental; Cut Flower
Zone Hardiness: Annual
Exposure: Full to part sun
Height: 90 cm (36")
Flower Color: Deep burgundy, with some lighter pinks and bi-colour whites
Flowering Time: All summer
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic
Germination: 7 - 15 days at 21° C.
Sowing: Sow seeds outdoors in the early spring when the soil is still cool and light frost is possible. Direct seed 1/8" deep. Can also be sown in the fall just before the ground freezes. Plants will tolerate poor soil. Thin to 6-12" apart.
Spacing: Great for mass planting. Flowering time: June - August.
Fertilizing: Application of Sea Magic™ will encourage strong root-development.
Special Note: Pre-chill seeds in the refrigerator for 5 days before sowing.
Pruning: Cutting and deadheading flowers will encourage more buds.
Watering (Containers): Water deeply when top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Check every day or two during very hot weather.
Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden bed amended with compost. No additional fertilizer is required.
Watering (Garden): Water new transplants regularly to establish roots. Once established, water deeply as required.
Beneficials Attracted to this Plant: Bees are big fans of bachelor buttons! Encouraging bees will result in increased yields on your vegetable and fruit plants.
Special Instructions: Remove spent blossoms frequently to prolong blooming.
Suitability for Indoors: Not suitable for growing indoors.