How To Save Bachelor Button Seeds: spreading BB seeds

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How To Save Bachelor Button Seeds

By Shelly
August 27, 2011

To easily get seeds from Centaurea cyanus (Bachelor button), roll the spent and dried flower head with a small amount of pressure between the top half inch of your forefinger and thumb. The seeds will fall right out.

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Name: Susie
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Aguane
Aug 26, 2011 10:49 PM CST
I've also looked into ways to spread the seeds. I have an area in my front yard where I encourage rebloom / self seed native wildflowers. When the flowers are spent and go to seed I break off the various varieties with all the heads of one type of flower gathered at one end of my "bouquet". I then drag the dried heads across the dirt where I want a drift to occur. Works every time. I have GREAT luck doing with with lavender seeds which are difficult to propagate.
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Aug 27, 2011 3:48 AM CST
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Aug 27, 2011 6:02 AM CST
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KyWoods
Aug 27, 2011 10:13 AM CST
Nice tips, thanks!
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 27, 2011 2:49 PM CST
I love this tip. Love the idea of how to make a drift. Thumbs up
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KyWoods
Aug 27, 2011 4:50 PM CST
Sure beats a snow drift....

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