Bachelor Button (Centaurea cyanus)
With a wonderful range of colors from pink to purple and a wide range of shades of blue, bachelor buttons look stunning in mass plantings. They are easy-to-grow, drought tolerant and the edible petals add a fun garnish to salads!
Bachelor buttons appear in many European folk tales and men of olden days would frequently wear a bloom on their lapel. (This is where the name "bachelor button" came from)
Also called "cornflowers" because of the tendency of the flowers to grow wild in cornfields, these flowers make a lovely addition to bouquets and attract lots of pollinators to the garden.
Bachelor Button seeds are available in our online catalog!