Red Tall Bachelor Button


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The Red Tall Bachelor Button is bright as a button, its crimson annual blooms add a cheery pop to any garden or flower bed. Beautiful for fresh or dried flower arrangements with its long stems. The Bachelor Button is one of the easiest flowers to start from seed and makes an excellent cut flower.

Bachelor Buttons carry a rich cultural history. Traditionally associated with love and romance, men in the Victorian era wore one in their buttonhole when courting women. It has since been a popular wedding boutonniere.

Also Known As: Cornflower, Bachelor's Button, Tall Corn Flower, Edible Flower,

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Plant Name:
Bachelor Button, Tall Red
Latin Name:
Centaurea cyanus
Days to Germinate: 7-14
Days to Bloom: 55
Plant Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Bloom Diameter: 1 - 2 Inches
Growth Habit: Upright
USDA Zones: 3-12
Lifespan: Annual
Brand: TomorrowSeeds
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Heirloom, Open-Pollinated
Seeds Packed For*: 2024

*Seeds are freshly packed for the growing season of the year listed. Seeds are still viable beyond pack date. Store in a cool and dry location such as the refrigerator or basement to best preserve germination rates.

Planting Instructions:


Soil Preparation:

Remove weeds, large rocks, and litter from the planting area. Till the soil 8-10 inches deep and rake several times to break up large clods. It is best to do this when the soil is dry enough to not stick to garden tools. Loosening the soil will help the plant establish strong roots.


Start indoors 1 month before last frost in well-draining containers in >60F area. Keep moist. Transplant when plants are <4" and ground is >45F. Or, sow outdoors in moist, fertile, well-draining soil in full sun when soil is >60F. Drought-tolerant once established.

Planting Depth: 1/2 inch
8-12 inches