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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Centaurea cyanus
Plant type: cool-season annual
Height: 12-16 inches or 30 inches
Location and soil: sun; tolerates poor soil
Uses: cutting, bedding, border, background, fragrance, drying
Bloom time: summer
Color range: blue, rose, white
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6-8 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 7 days
Germination temp.: 70 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: 1/16 inch
Needs light or dark to germinate: dark
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 8 inches
Growing On...
Growing tips: also known as Bachelor's Button; bloom is best during cool weather; does not transplant well

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