Cornflower (Centaurea Cyanus plena Double mix) 120 seeds (#1196)

Cornflower (Centaurea Cyanus plena Double mix) 120 seeds (#1196)

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Product Code: #1196
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About the product

Annual Cornflower is excellent, rich blooming cut large flowers with double blossoms on strong stems.
Long-lasting blooming time. This mixture has a lasting effect especially through its silver glossy leaves.
Can be cut several times. Attracts bees.
Plant these in sunny sites with well-drained soil and remove spent flowers to prolong bloom time. Cornflower is a useful cutflower and a cottage garden favorite, but it self sows and may naturalize.

Genus - Centaurea
Species - Cyanus
Variety - plena Double mix
Common name - Cornflower
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 0,90 m
Spread - 0.20 m
Plant type - Annual, Fragrant
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Clay, Loam, Sand, well drained
Water requirements - Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Landscape uses - Cutflower, Mixed Border, Wildflower
Bloom season - June - September
Leaf / Flower color - Sea Green, Gray Green / Blue, purple, pink or white

GERMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
Sowing Direct :
Sow thinly, 3 mm deep in drills 30 cm apart in well-cultivated soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Water ground regularly, especially in dry periods.
When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 15 cm apart
Sowing Indoors:
Sow in pots or trays of moist seed compost and cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep at +15-+20C. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged. Germination will usually take 14-21 days.
When they are large enough to handle, transplant the seedlings into 7 cm pots or trays. Overwinter plants in cool, light, frost-free conditions before planting out the following spring, or grow on as greenhouse pot plants.

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