The Old Farmer's Almanac Bachelors Button Seeds - Premium Non-GMO, Open Pollinated, USA Origin, Flower Seeds

Delicate Bachelors Buttons (or Cornflowers) are versatile and easy to grow, attracting pollinators to vegetable and flower gardens. This mix blooms in a variety of purple, blue, white and pink hues. Premium, open pollinated, non-GMO Bachelors Buttons Flower Seeds from The Old Farmer's Almanac have high germination rates and are proudly sourced from American farms.
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Freshly Packed: These seeds are packed for the current growing season and will provide high germination rates next year as well.

Premium Packaging: All seeds from The Old Farmer’s Almanac are packaged in individually styled packets ideal for gifts, storage or immediate use. Each packet displays the flower, vegetable, plant or herb variety on the front with instructions and plant facts on the back.

Bachelors Buttons perform best when broadcast directly in average, medium-dry, well-drained soil after the final spring frost. Tamp seeds lightly to ensure soil contact; and water new sprouts gently taking care not to over water. Once established Bachelors Buttons are drought resistant and require only minimal care. They will self-seed each year unless deadheaded after flowering. They prefer full sun; but may wilt if not given some shade during the hottest summer months. 

Add a dash of color! Bachelors Buttons flowers are edible. When dried, they can add a vibrant dash of color to tea blends and baking.

Long lasting Bachelors Buttons were once worn in the lapels of courting gentlemen. Today they still look excellent in cut flower displays!

Help Your Plants Thrive with Weed Control: Weeds compete with vegetables, flowers and other plants for water, space and nutrients. Give your plants their best life by keeping weeds under control with Organic Weed Barrier Paper, mulch or careful weeding.

Are Your Seeds Non-GMO? What Does Non-GMO Mean?
Non-GMO means seeds (or other products) that were produced without genetic engineering and were not derived from GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms). All of our seeds are non-GMO.

Where do Your Seeds Come From?
Most of the seeds offered on our site are USA Origin seeds sourced from certified US based suppliers. We do also source a small number of seeds from other countries. To view the specific origin of any of our current seed offerings, check the seed packet or look in the specifications for "Country of Origin" on any product page.

Are Your Seeds Packed for the Current Growing Season?
All of our seed packets are packed for the current growing season. If stored properly they will provide high germination rates for 1-2 additional years as well.

How Can I Store My Seeds Safely for Use in the Future?
Our seeds will generally retain their high germination rates for several years from the date of purchase. If you're planning on saving your seeds for us in the future, the most important thing to remember that seeds like to be stored where it is cool, dry and dark. The easiest way to ensure this for long term storage at home is to double-seal your seeds inside two zipper style bags and then place them in the freezer. (Make sure you label your seeds for future reference if they're not in original packaging.) When you're ready to plant your seeds, take just the ones you want to use out of the freezer and let them sit on a counter, in a covered container, for a few days to thaw and stabilize before being planted. To preserve germination rates, minimize temperature, light and humidity fluctuations by storing your seeds at the back of the freezer and only taking them out when you're ready to use them.

The Package with my Seeds in was Left Outside in Freezing and/or Rainy Weather. Will the Seeds Still Work?
As long as your seeds have not gotten wet they should work fine. Freezing temperatures will not hurt the seeds.

Are Your Seeds Treated?
No. The USDA Certified Organic Program prohibits the use of treated seeds. All of our seeds -- whether certified organic or not -- are untreated.

The Old Farmer's Almanac Premium Bachelors Buttons Seeds

UPC Code 850008688652
Seed Count Approximately 160 Seeds Per Gram
Packed for Year These seeds are packed for the current growing season and will provide high germination rates next year as well.
Country of Origin United States
Packaging Packet or Resealable Pouch
Seed Type Non-GMO, Premium, Open Pollinated, Flower
Life Cycle Reseeding Annual
Hardiness Zone USDA 2-10
Scientific (Latin) Name Centaurea Cyanus
Other (Common) Names Cornflower
Growth Medium Soil
When to Plant Spring
Planting Depth Broadcast & Tamp
Plant Spacing 6-9 Inches
Light Preference Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil Preference Average, medium-dry, well-drained soil
Moisture Preference Drought resistant and require only minimal care
Time to Germination 14-21 Days
Time to Maturity / Harvest 75-90 Days
Edible Bachelors Buttons flowers are edible. When dried they can add a vibrant dash of color to tea blends or baking
Re-Seeding Harvest This Year's Seeds for Replanting Next Year