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Bachelor Button flower seeds, Cut Flower seeds, Pollinator friendly

Bachelor Button - Tall Blue

Centaurea cyanus

A tall, brilliant blue, resilient flower. Plants grow 2-3' high and tolerate a range of growing conditons. Easy-to-grow, cut and dry. Plant 2 weeks before last frost. Good for succession plantings. Full sun. Summer blooming. Annual. (0.4 Gram Packet)  

Regular price $2.75 Sale

Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
6000 n/a n/a 60-90
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
After Last Frost 70°F Full/Part Frost Sensitive
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Direct Seed 1/4" 3-6" 80
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
6-12" 7-14 Annual 5-6 years

Site Selection

Bachelor button is a cool season annual that prefers full sun to partial shade and will tolerate average, well-drained soils. Drought tolerant once established.


Direct sow outdoors around the last frost date or start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Optimal soil temperature for germination is 70°F. Sow seeds 1/4" deep and 3-6" apart. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Thin seedlings to 6-12" apart.


Bachelor button flowers in summer. Harvest cut flowers anytime during this flowering period. Leave a few flowers to set seed and bachelor button will readily re-seed.