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Bachelor’s Button 'Frosty Mix' Seeds

Dark centers featuring maroons and purples fade into white outer petals, creating a frosted effect.

This beautiful wildflower has extrafloral nectaries, which means the plant’s leaves release nectar even when the flowers are not blooming. Research in Germany has found that bachelor button nectar has a very high sugar content of 75 percent. This nectar is highly attractive to flower flies, ladybugs, lacewings, and beneficial wasps.

Named for the centaurs of Greek mythology. Easy to grow, great for cutflowers and beds. Gained top rating for drought resistance from Garden Centers of Colorado.

Image and description from seller’s website.

Purchased on 12/15/2008.

Purchased from Fedco Seeds

Quantity: 200

Plant Cornflower Centaurea cyanus 594
Variety Frosty Mix 11

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