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flower Genus and Species: Centaurea cyanus
Family: Asteraceae
Common Name: Cornflower, Bachelor’s Button
Habit: annual, reseeds
Height: 2 1/2 feet
Flower Color: blue
Native To: Europe
Range: naturalized throughout North America
Blooming Period: April-June
Water Requirement: low, drought tolerant
Soil Type: light, sterile
Exposure: full sun to partial shade
Seed Count: 96,000 seeds/lb
Seeding Rate: 4 lbs/acre
Miscellaneous: not planted on North Carolina high-ways; easily grown; also available commercially in white, pink and burgundy colors; excellent for dried flower arrangements
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