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 Bachelors Button flower Mix seeds.

 Bachelors Button flower Mix seeds.

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 Bachelors Button flower Mix | Cornflower | 200 seeds|

Cornflowers, also known as bachelor buttons, are a popular annual flower that is easy to grow and care for. They come in a variety of colors, including blue, white, pink, and purple. Cornflowers are native to Europe and Asia, but they are now grown all over the world.

When and where to plant cornflowers

Cornflowers can be planted in the spring or fall, depending on your climate. In warm climates, cornflowers can be planted outdoors in the fall for blooms the following spring and summer. In colder climates, cornflowers should be planted in the spring after the last frost.

Cornflowers need full sun and well-drained soil. They are tolerant of poor soil and drought conditions, but they will thrive with regular watering and fertilization.

How to plant cornflowers

To plant cornflowers, direct sow the seeds into the ground. Cornflower seeds are small, so it is helpful to mix them with sand before planting. Sow the seeds 1/2 inch deep and 2 inches apart. Thin the seedlings to 8-12 inches apart once they emerge.

You can also plant cornflowers in containers. Use a well-draining potting mix and plant the seeds at the same depth as you would in the ground. Water the seeds regularly and keep them in a sunny spot.

Caring for cornflowers

Cornflowers are relatively low-maintenance plants. They need regular watering, but be careful not to overwater them, as this can lead to root rot. Fertilize cornflowers every few weeks with a balanced fertilizer.

To encourage more blooms, deadhead cornflowers regularly. Deadheading is the process of removing spent blooms. This will signal the plant to produce more flowers.

Harvesting cornflowers

Cornflowers can be harvested for fresh cut flowers or dried flowers. To harvest for fresh cut flowers, cut the stems at a 45-degree angle when the flowers are in full bloom. To harvest for dried flowers, cut the stems when the flowers are just beginning to open. Tie the stems together in bunches and hang them upside down in a dark, well-ventilated area.

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