Whether you want a pretty cut flower, a flower that will bring butterflies to your garden or a flower that is tall enough to get noticed from the street, red bachelor buttons will accomplish it. The fluffy, round flowers also make perfect boutonnieres and are colorful enough to be the focal point of a flower garden. They keep well as dried flowers, making them useful in crafts and in dried flower arrangements. The long stems make them excellent in tall flower arrangements of every type.
Red bachelor button seeds can be sown in your garden in the fall. In a greenhouse, sow the seeds during the winter. Give your red bachelor buttons fertilizer every month. They are relatively resistant to pests and disease. Plant the seeds in full sun in soil that drains well. Bachelor buttons will tolerate some drought. If you want these annuals to grow back again the following year, clear the soil around them and don’t deadhead the flowers. The seeds will self-sow. Seeds are packaged and germination tested for current year.
Blooms May through August
Grows to 24 to 36 inches in height
Plant seeds at a depth of 1/8 inch Germination is 2 to 4 weeks