Centaurea cyanus 'White'

The perfect filler in the garden and vase. It flowers longer than the blue centaurea and dries well. More
500 seeds 152013 £1.95 In stock
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The perfect filler in the garden and vase. It flowers longer than the blue centaurea and dries well. It's a must-have bridal and buttonhole flower, and I love it for everyday.

Genus Centaurea
Group/Species cyanus
Variety White
Type Hardy Annual
Common Name Cornflower
Border Position Front, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow March-May or late August-October undercover or direct into the garden.
Care Tips Keep picking or deadhead to ensure flowers until the first frosts. For larger plants sow in autumn and over winter.
Flowering June - September, 10 weeks from spring sowing
Vase Life They will look good for 5-7 days, and can be dried.
Harvesting 3-4 months
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 'White' reviews

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Annabel

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jackie

These are the only ones that haven’t done as well but that probably says more about the gardener than the seeds.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Geraldine

Out of 10+ plants, only one has a pink center like on the picture. The others have a beige or white center which is less attractive. Nonetheless the plants are vigourous and floriferous.