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Directory of Annuals

Bachelor's Button
Centaurea cyanus


Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
12 - 18 Inches
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Blue
Lavender
Pink
Red
White
 
Bloom Season
June - October
 
Hardiness
Hardy Annual
 
Size
Medium
 

Features

Good border plant with powder puff like flowers in blue, pink, red and white green foliage. Good cut flowers.

Culture

Full sun and moist well drained soil

Cultivars

'Florence Blue' 12-18 inches tall, blue flowers

'Garnet' 12-18 inches tall, dark burgundy flowers

'Snowman' 18-24 inches tall, white flowers

'Boy' series

'Sweet Sultan'

Notes

Best used in the cutting garden as it tends to loose its attractiveness late in the season. Deadhead for more continuous bloom. May need staking.