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Centaurea cyanus
Beautiful double flowers in traditional cornflower blue. More details belowdemeter & organic logo



Blue Cornflower Centaurea cyanus

  • Sow outdoors, March-May or August-October, where they are to flower, 0.5cm (¼") deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered.
  • Seedlings usually appear in 14-28 days.
  • Thin seedlings to 20cm (8") apart. Water well until plants are established.
  • Cornflowers have an upright posture that helps them fit in tight spaces.Spread throughout the garden, as cornflower nectar is unusually sweet, and thus a preferred food source for many beneficial insects.
  • For a continuous display, make sowings at two to three-week intervals.
  • Sowings made in curves, rather than straight lines, often create a more pleasing effect.
  • Flowers: June-September.
  • Late summer and autumn sowings will flower the following year, often earlier than spring sowings.
  • 200 seeds Cert. Org. DE-OKO-007
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