Throughout history, Cornflowers have been tossed into baths to help reduce muscle pain; they have also been brewed in teas.
I really like this plant. It has a sort of tropical appearance, but it is excellent for zone 5. The flowers are silky, sort of spiky, and really stand out. It does have a bit of green foliage at the bottom, which spills over, sort of like a weeping willow, but the leaves are solid and taper to a pointed end.
How to Grow
Bachelor’s Buttons are easy to grow–you can plant from seed or buy a small plant from a local greenhouse. I purchased a small plant this year–and it is already growing quite a bit!
These flowers do like a sunny or partially sunny spot. Mine is in a partially sunny area and seems to be doing well! You will want to deadhead the spent flowers to encourage reblooming.
The top benefits of Bachelor’s Buttons:
- They are deer resistant.
- They are rabbit resistant.
- They are drought tolerant!
- They make excellent cut flowers.
If you love the tropical flowers but live in a colder zone, Black Sprite would be perfect for your garden! If you suffer from muscle pain, what are you waiting for? Throw these in the tub and ease that ache!