Cornflower / Bachelor Button Seeds - Dwarf Blue

Cornflower / Bachelor Button Seeds - Dwarf Blue

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.49
1 Ounce $9.49
1/4 Pound $19.99 47% Savings
1 Pound $52.49 65% Savings
5 Pounds $209.99 ($2.62/ounce) 72% Savings
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  • One of the easiest flowers to grow from seeds
  • Short-growing, early Spring blooming annual
  • Classic, heirloom variety with spectacular blue blooms
  • Thrives in full sun or partially shaded areas
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring
Color Blue
Growth Habit Branching
Plant Height 12 to 24 inches
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 - Dwarf Blue

Centaurea cyanus

Seed Type Heirloom Seed
Plant Type Double, Dwarf
Also known as Jubilee Gem, Bachelor Button


Dwarf Blue Cornflower, otherwise known as Bachelor Button, is a cool weather annual and one of the earliest bloomers in the spring. Native to Europe where it is steeped in folklore, Dwarf Blue Bachelor Button grows just 12-24 inches tall and produces fully double, lovely, blue blooms. Direct seed into your gardens, flower beds, borders and meadows. "Blue Boy" is our top-selling cornflower variety, and an excellent addition to any wildflower garden.

Planting Information

Planting Cornflower / Bachelor Button Seeds - Dwarf Blue

Planting Season Spring
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Plant Spacing 6 to 8 inches
Plant Height 12 to 24 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.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 182 Up to 80 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce 6,400 Up to 625 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound 25,600 Up to 2,500 Sq. Ft
1 Pound 102,400 Up to 10,000 Sq. Ft
5 Pounds 512,000 Up to 1.25 Acres

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