Bachelor Button Flowers
You can even grow the tall plants in containers given proper support and drainage.
Bachelor button flowers. Bachelor button or centaurea cyanus is also known as the cornflower. See more ideas about bachelor buttons beautiful flowers planting flowers. Put the seeds in a paper sack until they are completely dry and brittle then store them in a paper envelope in a cool dry location. Collecting bachelor s buttons seeds.
Jul 23 2019 explore frances talkington s board bachelor buttons followed by 197 people on pinterest. As a rugged reseeding annual bachelor s buttons pop up year after year. Whether you know the plant by cornflower or bachelors buttons the colorful blooms are something you never forget. Find tips on growing these easy care plants in the articles that follow.
Long lasting flowers bloom from june to august and perform well as cut stems. The bachelor s button also known as cornflower because of its prevalence in cornfields in its native europe is a cutting garden and cottage garden favorite. Bachelor s button centaurea cyanus is a european wildflower that has naturalized across the united states it is a member of the asteraceae family that includes asters chicory daisies mums sunflowers and yarrow. Grown for its bright blue fringed flowers the stems last for days in a cut flower arrangement.
Bachelors button care includes things like deadheading staking and more. Centaurea cyanus plants have been cultivated for centuries and have picked up many nicknames along the way including bachelor s buttons basket flower bluebonnet blue bottle blue bow blue cap cornflower boutonniere flower and hurt sickle the quick growing flowers will reach a height of about 30 inches and a spread of 10 inches in all growing zones when given a bright spot. Common names can be confusing because the same name can apply to several plants. Mature plants are drought tolerant undemanding and attractive to butterflies.
If you want to collect the seeds let the flower wilt on the plant and watch for a seed head to develop at the base of the bloom roll the seed heads between your fingers to remove the wing shaped seeds. In fact bachelor buttons have adorned european and american gardens for centuries. Centaurea cyanus commonly known as cornflower or bachelor s button is an annual flowering plant in the family asteraceae native to europe in the past it often grew as a weed in cornfields in the broad sense of corn referring to grains such as wheat barley rye or oats hence its name it is now endangered in its native habitat by agricultural intensification particularly over use of. Bachelor buttons are readily started from seed sown directly into the garden after all.