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Type: Annual
Seed #: 58
Common Name: Bachelor Button
Latin Name: Centaurea cyanus
Variety: Cornflower
Colour: Blue,Pink,White,Purple
Temperature: 15C - 22C (59F - 72F) (Zone 5)
Blooms: June to September
Site: Full Sun or Part Shade
Height: 50cm - 75cm (20" - 30")
Spread: 30cm - 40cm (12" - 16")
Seeds per pack: 0
Price: $0.00
Plant these to encourage birds and butterflies to visit your garden frequently. This plant produces amazing cutflower. This plant is a great water saver. Also perfect for the busy lifestyle gardener or just that dry area where nothing seems to grow.
Attracts
Butterflies
Great
Cutflower
Drought
Tolerant



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Bachelor Button


Notes: Bachelor buttons colourful drifted blossoms are great cut flowers. They are long-lived and cold hardy and do well even in poor soil and dry areas. Great dried flower as the colour remains strong. Just remember to cut them before they are fully open for optimal results.


Instructions: Surface sow. Germination is 7 to 14 days. Keep moist until established. For larger pops of colour sow heavily. Easy to grow and self-sows making it ideal for a perpetual garden.


Habitat: Bachelor button will grow in any soil. It requires full sun and loves a deep drink as opposed to sporadic watering


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Evening Scented Stock - This plant enjoys Full Sun, attracts butterflies & is AMAZINGLY SWEET SCENTED! A small grouping of plants will fill your senses with an intoxicating sweet aroma in the early evening. Easily grown in a variety of conditions, but does best in even moisture. These plants produce a profusion of lilac flowers. Once you have grown them once, you will never want to be without them again. For cut flowers, choose stems with flowers that have just opened. Delicately strip the foliage that will fall below the water level, and place in water immediately. Fabulously scented and delicate addition for baskets, beds and borders.   Gloriosa Daisy - Produces loads of super colourful yellow to orange flowers with maroon red centers in various blends. Superb for large containers or beds, dry conditions or poor soil and it will perennialize in warmer climates. Attracts bees and butterflies and is a wonderful cut-flower.   Nasturtium - Nastursiums are extensively used in organic pest control. They are beneficial in attracting aphids away from other prize plants as well as attracting beneficial hoverflies that eat them. Easily grown in any soil and blooms for long periods. Nasturtiums require little water and no fertilizer, as enriched soil tends to  produce more foliage than flowers.  Use the brilliant colors of the flower petals and spice of the leaves as a garnish or to add the finishing touch to your garden fresh salads. Sweetly scented edible flowers and spicy scented foliage attracts hummingbirds.
Evening Scented Stock   Gloriosa Daisy   Nasturtium
(Matthiola Bicornis)   (Rudbeckia hirta)   (Tropaeolum majus L.)

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