The honeybees share our love for these old-fashioned, dainty, cheery blooms. We like adding a dash of blue to most bouquets, often a hard color to come by in the flower garden, but Jubilee Gem comes through! The 2″ edible blossoms add beauty atop any baked good or salad and are drought tolerant and deer resistant. Plants average 2′ and are satisfyingly easy to grow.
Days to Maturity: 60
Latin name: Centaurea cyanus
Life cycle: Annual
Direct seed 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″.
For more tips on when to plant flowers check out our NW Flower Planting Calendar!
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!