Centaurea cyanus 'Polka Dot Mixed'

A wonderful array of beautiful coloured cornflowers, which can be just scattered into the garden to fill a sunny corner for weeks at a stretch. More
500 seeds 020102 £1.95 In stock
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A wonderful array of beautiful coloured cornflowers, which can be just scattered into the garden to fill a sunny corner for weeks at a stretch.

No cottage garden is complete without its cornflowers – Loved by Pollinators and brilliant as cut flowers. We use lots of them for wedding and party flowers to make table runners and napkin rings, as they last brilliantly out of water.

Genus Centaurea
Group/Species cyanus
Variety Polka Dot Mixed
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Cornflower
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Shelter
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow from mid spring and/or late summer for larger, earlier flowers the following year. May be sown under cover or direct into the garden.
Care Tips Deadhead to encourage further flowering. May need some support.
Flowering June - September, 10 weeks from spring sowing
Vase Life They will look good for 5-7 days, and can be dried.
Harvesting Flower production: 3-4 months. This is a cut-and-come-again variety.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Centaurea cyanus 'Polka Dot Mixed' reviews

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Reviewed 13th August 2019 by Christine

Good little cut flower. Flowers over a long time with huge number of flowers.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Louise

Gorgeous mix. Used some on my wedding cake!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Judy

None of these germinated, despite trying four times, both in pots and in the garden.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Chloe

These came out so well, the look perfect, look great when cut and displayed in a vase

They are over now but grew so tall. and i harvested many seeds to put elsewhere

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Maralyn

Possibly the best flowering annual I have ever grown from seed. They have been magnificent all summer long. A must for next year.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Christine

Good little cut flower. Flowers over a long time with huge number of flowers.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Juliet