Cornflower Seeds - Blue
USDA Zones: 3 - 10
Height: 12 - 18 inches
Bloom Season: Summer and fall
Bloom Color: Blue
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Light Required: No
Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Rate: 10 - 12 seeds per plant or 6 seeds per foot
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 6 - 12 inches
Care & Maintenance: Cornflower
Cornflower (Centaurea Cyanus Dwarf Tom Pouce Blue) - Also known as Bachelor's Button, these well-known annuals make great cut flowers for fresh or dried arrangements. Grow them easily from seeds, and display these sky-blue flowers in the flower border or garden. The dwarf variety makes the perfect size for containers too. Remove spent flowers to extend the bloom season and to increase the flower size.
Centaurea Cyanus plants prefer full sun in mild climates and partial shade in the hottest regions. They tolerate a wide variety of soils as long as it drains well. Cornflowers perform the best in mild climates with moderate water, but they can withstand drought. Bachelor's Button flowers are very attractive to both bees and butterflies, but deer leave the plants alone.
Directly sow seeds outdoors in early spring as soon as soil can be worked. Prepare seedbed by loosening soil and weeding. Sow the flower seeds in rows, 6 seeds per foot. Thin seedlings to 6 - 12 inches apart. In mild winter climates, seed can be sown in the fall for very early blooms the following spring. Cornflower can re-seed to bring you beautiful new plants.