Centaurea cyanus

Bachelor’s button

R60.00

Tall plants providing an abundance of flowers over a long period given regular harvesting. Bee friendly and easy to grow. Flower petals are edible.

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Flower type:Air
Life cycle:Hardy Annual
Climate:Prefers cool to moderate temperatures and can withstand some frost.
Sowing guide:Direct sow (recommended) in March to April / September or sow in trays and transplant after 4-6 weeks
Germination guide:7-21 days @ 18 C. Cover seed with thin layer of soil. Following germination, tray should receive temperatures of 12 C at night until transplanting.
Position:Full Sun
Spacing:23 cm
Pinch:Not necessary
Flowering time:September (if sown in March to April) or 70 days after sowing in September
Final height:90 cm

Growing Tips:

Provide horisontal plant support when growing in windy areas.


Harvesting Tips:

Harvest when flower petals are halfway open. Expected vase life is 7 days.

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