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Centaurea cyanus 'Blue Boy'

One of the prettiest wild flowers and a stalwart of the cutting patch - every garden should have some.
1

300 seeds

5 seedlings

10 seedlings

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
June - August, 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

One of the prettiest wild flowers and a stalwart of the cutting patch - every garden should have some.

Loved by pollinators and brilliant as cut flowers. We use lots of them to make table runners and napkin rings for wedding and party flowers, as they last brilliantly out of water.