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Many ornamental flowers are TOXIC. ALWAYS do your own research and take responsibility for the plants that you introduce around your kids and pets. Use common sense, etc.
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NAME: Bachelor’s Buttons, also known as Cornflower
HOW: Easy to direct sow. Easy to germinate using the winter sowing method.
WHEN: In my garden, the best results come from seeds that were direct sown in fall (at the end of September). The seeds germinate and seedlings survive the winter. Some seedlings are lost during the winter, and will vary depending upon how cold and harsh your winter is. My seedlings survived a few nights down to 8F, with some damage – but were able to recover. They were also briefly covered in snow. Overwintering results will definitely vary from garden to garden.
Seeds can also be direct sown as soon as soil can be worked in the spring. Succession plantings allow for a longer bloom time, but the flowers seem to fizzle out once the temperatures get too hot. In my garden, the plants from direct sowing in spring are noticeably smaller than those direct sown in the fall.