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Centaurea cyanus 'Classic Magic'

I love these cornflowers which look as if they’ve been sugar-iced for an incredible patisserie. Great for the vase and edible too.
1

200 seeds

5 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, or 12 weeks from sowing between April and August. Will flower the following year from late summer and autumn sowing, often flowering earlier than seed sown in spring.
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

I love these cornflowers which look as if they’ve been sugar-iced for an incredible patisserie. Great for the vase and edible, for decorating puddings, drinks and cakes. They dry brilliantly too.