Classic Romantic Bachelors Buttons
Centaurea cyanus. Lovely shades of pinks and reds with a touch of white on the tips of the petals. Great for naturalizing or a summer bouquet, this will give a little feeling of romance to any garden. Bachelors Buttons last well as a cutflower and are quite an attractor for bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects. Excellent for successive plantings that display colour all season. Full sun. Height 32-40''. Approx. 220 seeds/pkg.
May be started early inside, but they grow and bloom very fast from direct seeding outside. Sow seed about 2 weeks before last frost. Just cover and they usually germinate in 7 days.
Successive sowings will provide blooms all season. Space 12 inches apart in full sun.