- Common Name(s):
- Bachelor's button, Cornflower
- Annuals, Edible Plants
A hardy low maintenance annual with striking blossoms. Tollerates low water conditions but prefers medium moisture well-drained soils. Prefers full sun to light shade, stems will droop with too much shade. Taller plants may need staking. Seeds can be started indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost, or in mild winter climates can be seeded directly outdoors in the fall.
Plants reseed and naturalizes easily. Is an attractive, long-lasting a cut flower. Seeds attracts birds and nectar attracts butterflies so limit dead-heading if you wish to support wildlife visitors.
No serious insect or disease problems to note. Wilt, rots and rusts are possible. Also watch for aphids and mealybugs.
- Early summer
- Sun to partial shade
- Blue, pink, white, wine
- 1-3 feet
- 1-2 feet
NCCES plant id: 39