Cornflower Red Tall Centaurea Cyanus is an annual wildflower native to Europe. Easily grown from Cornflower seeds this plant is also called Bachelor's Button, and this particular variety produces extremely showy, fully double, bold red flowers. The stunning Red Cornflowers add a lot of drama to a landscape and attract various pollinators including bees and butterflies.
Cornflower Red Tall is planted in meadow gardens, borders and beds. Centaurea Cyanus seeds are an easy way to establish drought tolerant Red Cornflower that likes to grow in somewhat cool climate and full sun tolerating partial shade and adapting to a wide range of soils. Bachelor's Button makes a superb cut flower that can be used in fresh or dried floral arrangements.
Height: 24-36 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Poor/Dry/Moist, pH 6.6-7.8
USDA Zones: All Regions of North America
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall (In mild climates)
Seed Depth: 1/4 Inch
Germination Time: 14-20 Days