Saturday, July 21, 2012
Bachelor's Buttons (Self-Sowing Annual #2)
Bachelor's Buttons (also known as cornflower) have small daisy-like blossoms that practically float above their narrow gray-green leaves. The plants range in height from 8 to 32 inches tall. Bachelor's Buttons bloom in early to mid-summer and do not suffer from insects or disease. While bachelor buttons are known for their ‘cornflower blue’ they also come in the colors of pink, lavender, maroon, red and white.
After your first year of Bachelor's Buttons, don't buy seed again. Their seeds are super easy to harvest. The seedpods open up when the seeds are ripe. Watch your plants and as the seed pods begin to open, pick them and extract the seeds to use for next year’s plantings. That's all there is to it!