Cornflower White Dwarf Centaurea Cyanus is a hardy annual plant that is grown extensively throughout North America. Cornflower seeds can be started directly outdoors, and commonly called Bachelor's Button, this dwarf variety features a compact growth habit and fully double, bright white flowers. The bees, butterflies, and other pollinating insects like to visit a blooming Cornflower.
Cornflower White Dwarf is often grown in meadow gardens for the best display, and Cornflower makes an excellent border and cutting garden flower. Centaurea Cyanus seeds have to be kept moist until germination, and Bachelor's Button flower grows well in full sun in cool or mild climates or partial shade in the hottest regions. Cornflower is a superb flower for cutting and drying.
Height: 12-24 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