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Growth Type Annual
Hardiness Zones 1-10
Planting Conditions Full Sun
TJ Documented Plant Yes

"French pink bleuette," "bluebottle" to the English and now know as Cornflower or Bachelor Button, Centaurea cyanus was among the cultivated flowers Jefferson listed on an undated manuscript. A handsome, sun-loving annual flower, it has been popular in America since colonial times, and Bernard McMahon offered it in five colors -- purple, red, blue, white, and striped.

Visit Monticello’s Online Shop to check for seeds or plants of Bachelor Button.

Typical Blooming Dates: April through Jul
Color(s): Blue, Purple
Location at Monticello: Vegetable Garden