Direct sow 1/4” deep after danger of frost, or sow indoors for transplant 6 weeks before last frost. Thin/ transplant to 12”. Plants prefer full sun. Deadhead to prolong bloom and limit self-seeding.
Bachelor’s Button, Black Ball (Organic)
$3.50 – $6.50
Super dark maroon flowers really catch your eye in the garden and in bouquets. Flowers bloom from June to August, covering plants with 2″ double flowers. Plants grow to 3′ tall and may need staking in the garden. Young shoots are edible, flowers can be eaten raw or cooked, florets can be used in salads, as a vegetable, or as a garnish. Flowers may be dried for flower arrangements. Will self-sow. The common Bachelor’s Button is a light blue color, but we love this dark variation. Aka, Cornflower, Bachelor Buttons.
Collect seeds from seed heads that are fully dry. Shell by hand, winnow or screen to clean. some cross-pollination may occur, isolate from varieties of the same species by 1/4 mile.