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Centaurea cyanus 'Red Boy'

A raspberry red compact cornflower which is very easy to grow. Simple and stylish in a vase and dried.
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500 seeds

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Hardy Annual
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - September, 10 weeks from spring sowing
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Group/Species
cyanus
Common name
Cornflower
Moisture
Well-drained
Size
500 seeds
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

A raspberry red compact cornflower which is very easy to grow. It's simple and stylish in a vase and dried.