About Centaurea Classic Fantastic
The beautiful blue Centaurea bachelor button gives the cottage garden that dash of fascination and color we are always looking for. As its name implies, the variety has fantastic shades of blue that are also tall enough for cutting and will reseed like a perennial to keep you in blue blooms for years to come. The University of Georgia lists Centaurea as a deer resistant plant
Centaurea Classic Fantastic
Planting and Growing Annual Centaurea
Make sure your Centaurea “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is sunny or with a little shade. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot.