Seeds - Bachelor Button, Polka Dot Mix OG (HM)
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Description: A pretty mix of blue, white, pink, purple and violet flowers. Plants will bloom throughout the season and are great for mass plantings. This dwarf selection grows to just 16" (40 cm). Flowers are edible!
Pack Size: 0.89 g (1/32 oz)
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: 40 cm (16")
Flower Color: blue, pink, white, violet and lavender purple
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.