With vivid color, 'Black Magic' makes great dried or cut flowers, while edible petals make a stunning garnish to salads, crudités platters, or dinner plates. Bachelor's button, also called cornflower, will "naturalize"; it self-sows for another crop of flowers the following season, and birds love the seed heads!

Variety Information:
• Botanical Name: Centaurea cyanus
• Family: Asteraceae
• Native: Europe and Asia
• Hardiness: Annual
• Plant Dimensions: 20"–24" tall, 12" wide
• Variety Information: ½"–1" wide, very dark maroon flowers
• Exposure: Full sun
• Bloom Period: Summer
• Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Beneficial Insects, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Edible Flower

Sowing Information:
• When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date, or in late summer/fall for blooms the following season. Mild • Climates: Sow in fall for winter bloom.
• When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Not recommended; does not transplant well. Use biodegradable pots to avoid root disturbance.
• Days to Emerge: 7–14 days
• Seed Depth: ¼"
• Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 8"–10"
• Thinning: When 1"–2" tall, thin to 1 every 8"–10"

SKU: BOT1075
Bachelor Button Black Magic

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