Centaurea cyanus

Cornflower, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Button

Easy to grow, this member of the daisy family is good for borders or wild gardens. Most annual types are grown for their frilly, cuttable flowers, and perennials for their felty, gray foliage. All like sun, and some are drought-tolerant. Attract birds. Start easily by seed in spring or fall or division. Self-sows, so may pop up where it is not wanted. May need staking.
Centaurea cyanus, Cornflower, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Button
A fresh-cut flower makes the perfect boutonniere. Dry them for potpourris and long-lasting bouquets. Cultivars and strains come in a range of colors, and heights from 12 to 36 inches. Biennial in warmer climates.

Attributes - Centaurea cyanus

Plant Type: Annual

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: Blue, Pink, Red, White

Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 3 ft.

Width: 3 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Notes: Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

Centaurea cineraria, Centaurea cyanus 'Florence Mixed', Centaurea dealbata, Centaurea gymnocarpa, Centaurea montana
 
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