bachelor's button


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an annual Eurasian plant cultivated in North America having showy heads of blue or purple or pink or white flowers

tropical American herb having rose to red or purple flowers that can be dried without losing color

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Bachelor's button (Centaurea cyanus): volunteers readily.
Golden calendula and lavender bachelor's button petals are part of this salad mix.
She mixes seeds of such plants as bachelor's button, cosmos, marigold, nasturtium, nicotiana, schizanthus, and zinnia, then sows them in pots.
Now that I have a plan and a framework that I can work with, I'm feeling much better about my chances of having something other than a few scraggly bachelor's buttons gracing my garden this season.
But while blue bachelor's buttons also turned white in the jar, they became dark pink, not blue, when she dipped them in acid.
Lobelias, carnations, forget-me-nots, pansies, bachelor's buttons, and calendulas do best when the weather is cool.
The choices in flowers were bachelor's buttons, alyssum, calendula, marigolds, zinnias, holly hocks, asters and more.
Annuals such as bachelor's buttons, calendula, annual candytuft, dianthus, larkspur, linaria, lobelia, pansy, annual phlox, petunias, snapdragon, stock, sweet alyssum, sweet pea, sweet william and violas are some of the more common frost-resistant annuals.
Bachelor's Buttons, which were I believe a kind of aster *;
Gerbera daisies, bachelor's buttons and rain lilies provide color; flowering shrubs and rose bushes contribute beauty and fragrance; and milkweed, Mexican petunia and red salvia attract butterflies.
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