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Botanical Name: Centaurea cyanus
Common Name(s): Cornflower
Flowers are borne in sprays in a range of whites, pinks, purples and blues. Excellent for cut flowers and as a bedding plant, although it has a short flower display. Sow in autumn or spring, directly or in trays, and cover seeds lightly. Space seedlings 300mm apart. Flowering takes place about 14 weeks after sowing. Deadhead regularly.
Family: – Asteraceae, Daisy family
Botanical Pronunciation: sen-TAR-ee-uh SY-an-us
Description: Herbaceous foliage is silver-gray and velvet-fuzzy-textured.