Bachelor's Button, Cornflower
Centaurea cyanus 'Polka Dot Mix'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Centaurea (sen-TAR-ee-uh)
Species: cyanus (SY-an-us)
Cultivar: Polka Dot Mix

Category
Annuals

Foliage Color

Bloom Characteristics
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow

Height
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Danger
N/A

Bloom Color
Pink
Rose/Mauve
Medium Blue
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

Bloom Time
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage
Herbaceous

Other details

Soil pH requirements
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information

Propagation Methods
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds