Bachelor’s Buttons
Centaurea Cyanus

Zone: Not hardy; grow as an annual
Height: 18-24"

General:Prolific bloomer with flowers in blue, pink, lavender, white and maroon. The edible flowers are also excellent for cutting and drying. Grows well in any ordinary, well-drained garden soil.

Culinary Uses:The plant is best used fresh - often as an edible garnish, they are only lightly fragrant with minimal flavor.

Ornamental Uses: Bachelors buttons resemble tiny carnations with pointed papery petals. Very mild aroma of peppery clove and a flavor that has a hint of sweet spice.

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