Cornflower/Bachelor's Button - 3203
Centaurea cyanus (Asteraceae)
A drought tolerant annual, native to Europe, which has naturalized throughout North America. The upper half of the plant is multi-stemmed, producing many flowers. Leaves are covered with small white hairs causing the plant to have a blue-gray appearance. The original flower color is blue, but it is now available in white, pink and red. Prefers full sun in various soil types. An outstanding performer whether your preference is for cutting or admiring.
Suggested Use: Roadsides, vacant lots, borders, flower gardens. Miscellaneous: Does well in mixtures. Cornflowers retain their bright colors when dried making them excellent candidates for dried flower arrangements.
Average Planting Success: 80%
Height: 2 - 3 feet
Germination: 7 - 25 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 60°F - 70°F
Sowing Depth: 1/8"
Blooming Period: March - May
Average Seeds Per Pound: 96,000
Seeds/Pkt: 145 - Covers 20 sq. ft.
1 oz Covers: 681 sq. ft.
Seeding Rate: 4 lbs. per acre
Map represents the geographic region in which this species naturally occurs or has adapted.