Centaurea Black Ball Seeds - Cornflower

Centaurea Black Ball Seeds - Cornflower

C. cyanus plena
Bachelor's Buttons, Cornflower

Product ID#: RC1580-8516

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Harvesting Good for Cutting, Cut & Come Again, Long Vase Life
Growing Conditions Field Crop, Netting Recommended
Additional Characteristics Best Suited for Spring & Fall Crop, Start Early for Transplants, Good for Overwintering, Cold Tolerant, Easy to Grow
Flowering Month May, June, July, August, September
Garden Style Cutting / Cut Flowers, English Cottage, Kitchen Culinary, Mourning Garden - Black Flowers, Romantic, Victorian
Lighting Conditions Full Sun
Seed Type Open Pollinated
Days to Maturity 80 Days
Stem Type Single Stem
Plant Hardiness Hardy
Plant Height 31 - 40 inches
Plant Lifecycle Annual
Plant Moisture & Climate Well-drained
Plant Uses Cut Flower & Bouquets, Bouquet Filler Flower, Edible Flowers, Excellent for Drying & Crafts, Sustains Beneficial Insects
Shape Disk
  • 1 packet

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Centaurea Black Ball, also known as Bachelor's Buttons is a dramatic, nearly black, burgundy garden stunner. Captivating, rich colored, 1.5" inch disk shaped double petal blossoms float atop attractive silvery foliage. A fabulous addition to Gothic and Mourning gardens, Black Ball is easy to grow and will typically bloom from early spring through first frost when harvested regularly. This exotic favorite is edible and makes a stunning garnish to cocktails, salads and desserts. Packet: 100 seeds.

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