Bachelor Button Flower Gifts
Cornflower, Bachelor's button, Bluebottle, Boutonniere flower,
Hurtsickle, and Cyani flower all refer to a small annual flowering
plant in the family Asteraceae, native to Europe.
Other Names: Cornflower, Basket Flower
, Boutonniere Flower, Bluebottle, Hurtsickle,
Cyani Flower, Blue Bonnets, Ragged Sailor
Bachelor Button or Cornflower
Descriptions: Bachelor Buttons have flowerheads
with florets, that are an intense and unique blue
Size: Bachelor Button plants grow from
1 to 3 feet tall, most species stand around 18
Symbolism: Bachelor button flowers symbolize
hope in love, celibacy, and delicacy.
Grow Details: Bachelor Buttons are easy
to grow from seed in a sunny or lightly shaded
Soil Type: Well
drained, sandy loam
Soil PH: Neutral PH of 6.6-7.5
to mildly alkaline PH of 7.6-7.8
Water: Moist to Dry
Light: Full Sun
Grow Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Height: Bachelor Buttons will grow
1 to 3 feet tall.
Flower Colors: Blue, Purple, Lilac,
Lavender, Pink, White, and Maroon
Propagation: Self-seeded propagation
Blooming Period: Summer - June to
August (deadhead past flowers)
Type: Annual (due to self seeding many
consider them a Perennial)
Herbal Remedy Properties: Bachelor Buttons
have been used to treat conjunctivitis and as
a wash for tired eyes.
Native Area: Bachelor Buttons are native
to Europe, and have been naturalized throughout
Other: Bachelor Buttons are the national
flower of Estonia and it is also one of Germany's
Bachelor Button Gifts
|Bachelor Buttons are usually an annual plant growing
to 16-35 inches tall, with grey-green branched stems.
The leaves are lanceolate, 1-4 cm long. The flowers
are most commonly an intense blue colour, produced
in flowerheads 1.5-3 cm diameter, with a ring of
a few large, spreading ray florets surrounding a
central cluster of disc florets.