These dramatically attractive cuties won our hearts with their assorted firecracker-like petal bursts. Edible cream, lavender, lilac, plum and bi-colored blooms on 36-40” plants will surely make fans of any person or pollinator who crosses its path. Classic Magic Bachelor’s Buttons are a staple filler flower in our summer CSA bouquets as they can quickly add a variety of creamy purple shades that we all find darling.
For some tips on when to plant flowers check out our NW Flower Planting Calendar!
Days to Maturity: 60
Latin name: Centaurea cyanus
Life cycle for seed saving: Annual
Direct seed Classic Magic Bachelor’s Buttons 6 seeds/ft in full sun as soon as soil can be worked in spring or start indoors 4-6weeks before last frost. Seed depth 1/4.” Thin plants or transplant at 6-9″. Row spacing 12″.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while we purchase the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!