Bachelor's button is a sweet little flower, reseeding freely here and there in your garden, adding a bright touch of true, clear blue wherever it chooses to sprout. This easy-growing annual produces papery flowers atop tall stems; the blooms are great for cutting and drying.
The plant is happiest in sandy loam. It doesn't need much, if any fertilizer, and tolerates drought, but prefers moderate moisture. Plant from seed directly in the garden after the last frost in your region. Space to 6-12 inches apart. Deadhead after the first flush of bloom to encourage a second flush. But if you want lots of reseeding next year, allow some flowers at some point to ripen on the plant and go to seed.
- Sun,Part Sun
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 1-3 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- 1-2 feet wide
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Cut Flowers,Dried Flowers,Easy to Grow
Annual Raised-Bed Garden Plan
If you love dried flowers, globe amaranth and bachelor's button is a no-fail combo for the garden and for crafting projects.Salvia
Grow a white-flowering salvia with bachelor's button for color in spring and early summer; the salvia keeps growing strong after the bachelor's button fades.Snapdragon
Yellow or white snapdragons and blue bachelor's button are a beautiful pairing that's a cinch to grow.
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