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Sep 29, 2018

One of my favorite flowers, bachelor buttons are sometimes called cornflowers. And it’s from there that the color “cornflower blue” derives its name!

Also called basket flowers, blue bonnets, blue cap and many other names, this popular plant is a hardy annual. It blooms from spring through the fall months in an array of color. Leave some of the spent flowers on the plant, and it’ll happily reseed its bed and grow again next year.

But what are bachelor’s buttons, and are they all blue? Do they prefer sunlight or shade? How much water do they need? We’ll cover all this and more today as we explore the world of the bachelor’s button!

Learn More: Bachelor Buttons: Cornflowers And Blue Caps To Brighten Your Beds

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