Centaurea - Bachelor's Button - Cornflower
Centaurea, more commonly known as Bachelor's Buttons or Cornflower, is an old time favorite among victory gardeners. This annual is a modern day designers go to for star shaped button flowers in an array of rich colors. This easy to grow annual prefers full sun and well drained soil and is heat and drought tolerant during the summer months. Create a meadow like tapestry effect in beds and borders with this 12" to 16" inch prolific bloomer. Bachelor's Buttons can be direct-sown with good success once the temperatures warm in late spring. Parts of the flower are also edible and can be found as an accent to finely plated meals as well as a pop of color atop mixed drinks and cocktails.