Centaurea cyanus Seeds (Cornflower, Bachelor's Buttons)
Centaurea cyanus 'Polka Dot Mix' includes shades of pink, white, burgundy, blue and lavender flowers on tall stems. The gray-green foliage is also attractive.

Centaurea cyanus is a host plant for Painted Lady butterfly larvae. The flowers attract other butterflies and many different beneficial insects. It reseeds, but extra seedlings are easy to pull up if they are not wanted. Shade tolerant.

height 30"


Centaurea cyanus Seeds

Centaurea cyanus is an annual flower that blooms in early summer. Also known as Cornflower or Bachelor's Buttons. Easy to grow. Self sows.

Sowing Centaurea cyanus Seeds

Sow centaurea seeds outdoors in early spring, 1/4" deep. Or start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date. Full sun to part shade. Spacing 9".

Centaurea cyanus 'Blue Boy' has double blooms in a stunning shade of deep blue. It makes a great cut flower and a lovely addition to the border or the wildflower garden. The true blue color goes with everything - just like the sky.

This selection is also known as Centaurea cyanus 'Tall Blue Boy'. I like tall varieties because they look graceful and make a big impression. Deer resistant.

height 30"

Annual Flower Seeds

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Centaurea cyanus 'Blue Boy'
(Cornflower, Bachelor's Buttons)

300 seeds   $2.25    
Centaurea cyanus 'Polka Dot Mix'
(Cornflower, Bachelor's Buttons)

300 seeds   $2.00                               
centaurea cyanus polka dot mix
centaurea cyanus blue boy