Blue Boy Bachelor's Buttons

Centaurea cyanus | SKU: 0780
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$3.75 to $6.30
  • Easy-to-grow
  • Hardy annual plants grow to 2-3 feet
  • Bright blue flowers bloom throughout the season
  • Self-seeding

$3.75 to $6.30

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Item Details

This easy-to-grow, self-sowing annual bears consistently true-blue flowers that bloom throughout the growing season and are ideal for cutting and drying. This popular cottage garden plant grows 2-3' tall and was brought to America from Europe in the 17th century.

Learn to Grow Blue Boy Bachelor's Buttons

Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep

Germination: 7-15 Days

Thin: 6-12" Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in the early spring when the soil is still cool and light frost is possible. Can also be sown in the fall just before the ground freezes. Plants will tolerate poor soil. Good cutting flower.

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Quick to sprout


These bachelor's buttons sprouted in only a week, even while night temperatures were in the 40s and day temps in the 60s-70s. I am looking forward to this multitude of seedlings to mature and produce blooms before summer.