Basics

Ease of Growing
Easy
Grown as
Annual
Days to Maturity
85-95 (Spring/Summer), 200-260 (Fall/Winter)
Growing Habit
-
Hardiness
Half Hardy

Cornflowers can handle light frost. In mild areas, the best cornflowers result from seeds sown in fall to bloom the next spring. In colder winter areas, where ground freezes, plant in early spring.

Crops
Spring, Fall
Growing Season
Short, Long
Cultivar Type
-
Growing Conditions
Cool, Warm

Bachelor buttons will thrive as long as the soil drains well and they receive enough light. They don't like hot temperatures.

Outdoor Growing Temp
60°F - 80°F
Min Outdoor Soil Temp
55°F

Plant outdoors once soil reaches 55˚ F.

Start Indoors
No
Start Outdoors
Yes
Light
Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cool, Warm)

Bachelor Buttons grow best in full sun or very light shade.

Water
Low

Bachelor Buttons are fairly drought tolerant but do benefit from the occasional watering, especially during periods or drought and hot weather.

Feeder
Light

Plants will remain more compact in less fertile soil but will grow in moderately rich soil as well.

Suitability
Drought tolerant, Tolerates light frost
Small Gardens?
Yes
Containers?
Yes

Choose a container at least 10" deep. Plants will need to be watered more often since containers dry out faster than garden beds. 

Attracts beneficial insects?
Yes
Color
Red, Rose, blue and Lavender
Fruit Size
-"
Plant Height
12.0-16.0"
Plant Diameter
12.0-18.0"
Hardiness Zone
3-10
Disease Resistance
-
Taste Profile

Mild and sweet. Often added to salads for color more than for flavor.