Cornflower- Red Ball

Centaurea cyanus


Standard seed packet, 50 seeds

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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
Position: Full sun, well drained moist soil
Plant Spacing: 30cm
Hardiness: Hardy
Plant Height: 80cm
Days to Maturity/flowering: 70 days
Care: Suceptible to mildew. Deadhead to prolong flowering. Plants may need some support.

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


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

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