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, Blue Jubilee Gem (Organic)
$3.50 – $12.50
Bachelor’s Button deserve a place in every garden. They are easy-to-grow, make a nice little cut flower, and pollinators love them. Frilly blossoms reach 2” across and are a lovely periwinkle blue color, the most common bachelor’s button color. The semi-dwarf plants grow to about 2′ and bloom over a long period, especially if dead-headed. Naturalizes easily if you don’t deadhead all of them. Won the All-American Selections silver medal in 1937 and it has been a favorite in the garden ever since. Drought tolerant and deer resistant. Annual that can handle light frost. 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.