Cornflower- Red Ball

Centaurea cyanus

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Cornflower- Red Ball

Centaurea cyanus

  • Annual 80cm
  • Red/dark pink flowers
  • An excellent cut or dried flower

Annual growing to 80cm. Plants have an upright habit with long grey/green leaves and produce tall red to dark pink double flowers. Good for cottage gardens, wildflower gardens, garden beds and garden borders. Makes an excellent cut or dried flower. Attracts bees and butterflies to the garden. Has a history of medicinal use. Is sometimes used as a companion plant. Also known Basket Flower and Bachelors Button. Can be grown in containers. Drought tolerant.

How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth: 5mm
When: Autumn, early winter and spring
Germination: 7-14 days @ 15-18 °C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Hardy Annual
Plant Spacing: 30cm
Plant Height: 80cm
Position: Full sun, well drained moist soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 70 days
*Notes: Susceptible to mildew. Deadhead to prolong flowering. Plants may need some support.

(Product number: G1-03)
Seeds per gram: 220 seeds

SKU G1-03
Shipping Weight 0.0007kg
Botanical name: Centaurea cyanus
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 50 seeds
Seeds per gram: 220

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