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How To Order: Quantity options listed represent bulk weights. Examples: 1 = 1 lbs, 25 = 25 bs. Bulk discounts are often listed at 25 lbs. For example, if you need 200 lbs, then order 8 of the 25 lbs option. If you need 20 lbs, then order 20 of the 1 lbs option. Please contact us if you have any questions about ordering or if you are looking for pallet sized quantities over 250 lbs. Orders over this quantity may or may not be supplied in the muslin cotton bags.


Common Name: Cornflower

Scientific Name: Centaurea cyanus

Native / Introduced: Introduced

Main Uses: 

~Rehabilitation projects

~As a pollinator

~Beautification projects

Height: 1-3 feet

Colors: Blue

Flowering Season: Spring     

Soil Types: Moist, well-drained

Tolerances: Drought

Sun or Shade: Sun

Minimum Precipitation: 16-18 inches

Lifecycle: Annual

Planting Seed Rate: 10 lbs/acre

Estimated Seeds Per Pound: 96,000

Optimal Planting Season: Anytime

Planting Depth: 1/2 in.

Stratification Required: None




Cornflower is a plant that is native to Europe and is now widely cultivated in many parts of the world. It has brilliant blue flowers that bloom spring to summer. It is distributed throughout North America along roads, fences and in meadows. The flower is drought-tolerant and easy to establish. It is also called Bachelors Button.



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Photo Credit: Liz West and Steve Hurst

Cornflower / Bachelors Button


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