Also known as Cornflower, Bluebottle, and Bleuette, Bachelor's Button is a self-seeding, cool-season annual with bright blue flowers that has been popular in America since colonial times. Philadelphia nurseryman Bernard McMahon offered it in five colors in 1804 -- purple, red, blue, white, and striped, and Jefferson included "French pink bleuette" in an 1806 list of flowers. Jefferson-documented: This plant was documented by Thomas Jefferson in his Garden Book, Notes on the State of Virginia, or other writings.
Native Distribution: Western Asia, Europe
Direct sow seeds outdoors several weeks before the last spring frost. Bachelor's Button tolerates poor soil but does not transplant well. Approximately 75-80 seeds per packet.
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