Cornflower / Bachelor Button Seeds - Tall Blue

Cornflower / Bachelor Button Seeds - Tall 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 72% Savings
10 Pounds $335.99 ($2.09/ounce) 78% Savings
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  • The quintessential blue cornflower is a treasured heirloom
  • Tall-growing heirloom annual
  • Garden classic, long-lasting blue Spring bloomer
  • 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 30 to 36 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 - Tall Blue

Centaurea cyanus

Seed Type Heirloom Seed
Also known as Bachelor Button


This beautiful and dependable annual in periwinkle blue is native to Europe, though has made its home across North America. Drought tolerant, Tall Blue Bachelor Buttons prefer to bloom during the cooler temps of spring and can be used as a wonderful cut flower as well. Some gardeners also like to dry cornflowers, as they keep their color very well! Cornflower "Tall Blue" is a true wildflower classic, and a standard in any "wild" garden.

Planting Information

Planting Cornflower / Bachelor Button Seeds - Tall 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 30 to 36 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
10 Pounds 1,024,000 Up to 2.5 Acres

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