Centaurea cyanus

Botanical Name: Centaurea cyanus

Common Name(s): Cornflower

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Description:

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

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Frost Hardy
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Non Indigenous
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Regular Maintenance
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Full Sun
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Half Sun
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Moderate Watering

Flowers
Description:Flowers are borne in sprays in a range of whites, pinks, purples and blues.
Foliage

Description: Herbaceous foliage is silver-gray and velvet-fuzzy-textured.

Origin
Southern Europe
Other Languages
koringblom (A)
Planting Instructions
Edible fruit
Seed Sowing Instructions
Sow directly or in trays, and cover seeds lightly. Space seedlings 300mm apart.
Size
Height: 50-100 cmSpread: 22-30 cm
Uses
Excellent for cut flowers.
Uses in landscape design
Ideal for bedding plant.
When to Sow
Autum or Spring
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