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Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball' | Sarah Raven

Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball'

Dark-crimson, double blooms that don't fade. I wouldn't be without it.
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300 seeds

Delivery:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Hardy Annual
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
May - July, 10-12 weeks from spring sowing
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Group/Species
cyanus
Common name
Cornflower
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Sow March-May or August-October either under cover or direct into the garden. Thin to 30cm (12in). Late sowings in pots can either be planted out in autumn or overwintered under cover for planting out in spring.

Description

Dark crimson, double flowers, whose colour doesn't fade. It dries brilliantly too. A long standing favourite.