| 100 Seeds|
Dazzling sky blue flowers, Bachelor’s Button Blue Boy is also drought tolerant. Flowers can be used dried or fresh cut, while the edible petals make a stunning garnish. Blue Boy is a very fine, old, tall variety, a double flowered cultivar of the wildflower form, with lance shaped, long and graceful leaves. A favorite for the cottage garden with fuffles petals and violet blue centers that will appear in your garden from early to late summer The upper half of the plant has multiple stems which produce many flowers from early summer until frost.Bachelor’s button will self-sows for the next years crop of blue flowers. Package (100 seeds).
When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks before average last frost. Sow in late summer to early fall in mild climates for winter bloom. Easy to grow outdoors from seed. Sow in August to September for early summer flowering the next year or sow directly where they are to flower in March to April
When to start inside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost. Does not transplant well. Sow in pots and keep seds moist and cover with a fine vermiculite as Blue Boy needs light to germinate. Germination will usually take 14-21 days.
Tips on How to Grow Bachelor’s Buttons (Coneflower)
|Germination: in 6-10 days |
Direct Sow: Bachelor buttons are easy to grow from seeds outdoors. Sow in spring, 1 to 2 weeks before the last expected frost, for early summer blooms. They can also be sown in fall in mild climates for early spring blooms.
Sow seeds: 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart.
The seeds need complete darkness to germinate, so make sure they are well covered. When seedlings are 1 to 2 inches tall, thin them to 6 to 8 inches apart. The first blooms appear 10 to 12 weeks after planting, and last for about a month. Successive plantings can extend the bloom period.
GARDEN HINTS: Bachelor's buttons bloom best in cool weather and will tolerate poor soil conditions. Make successive sowings for continuous blooming. Plants are drought and frost tolerant.