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Cornflower / Bachelor Button Seeds - Almost Black

Cornflower / Bachelor Button Seeds - Almost Black

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Packet $4.50
1 Ounce $16.99
1/4 Pound $39.99 ($9.99/ounce) 41% Savings
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  • Plum-colored blooms provide striking contrast in the garden
  • Unique, dark-blooming annual
  • Heirloom with long-lasting deep purple Spring blooms
  • Thrives in full sun or partially shaded areas
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring
Color Black, Purple
Growth Habit Branching
Bloom Season Spring through Summer

Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Edible, Extended Bloom Time
Use Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden
Growing Conditions Drought Tolerant, Poor Soil Tolerant
Plant Resistance Deer

About Cornflower / Bachelor Button Seeds - Almost Black

Centaurea cyanus

Seed Type Heirloom Seed
Also known as Bachelor Button


A one of a kind color on this common and popular wildflower. Most everyone knows Bachelor Buttons in their traditional blue, but have you ever seen them Almost Black?! This rich, deep purple is lovely on its own, but also integrates well with larger wildflower plantings.

Planting Information

Planting Cornflower / Bachelor Button Seeds - Almost Black

Planting Season Spring
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Plant Height 30 to 36 inches
Plant Spacing 6 to 8 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Days to Maturity 60 to 90 days
View our Cornflower Planting Guide to learn more.


Recommended Coverage
Packet Up to 80 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce Up to 625 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound Up to 2,500 Sq. Ft

Companions Plants

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