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Bishy Barnabees Cottage Garden

Cornflower Mauve Boy

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Beloved by bees and pollinators, beautiful, informal and just perfect for a cottage garden. Cornflowers make a brilliant-cut flower as they last so well in a vase and look wonderful amongst other blooms.

This variety is a soft lavender colour, an incredibly delicate and pretty flower yet robust, easy to grow and a great self-seeder.  Keep cutting and the flowers will keep on coming.

Seed Quantity 400 Seeds

Type Annual

Genus Centaurea cyanus

Sow Seeds Sow in September for larger, stronger plants and/or in late April.  Can be sown in modules to transplant later or direct into the soil.  Pre-water the soil before sowing.  Sow thinly and cover only very lightly. Do not let the soil dry out.  Grow in poor, well-drained soil and in full sun and it is advisable to grow through some netting as they are prone to flopping over in high winds without support.

Plant Out July- October.  Keep cutting and deadheading to encourage more blooms

Flowers June-September

Height & Spread 60-90cm high x 30cm spread

Cornflower Mauve Boy

RHS Plants for Pollinators.

The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects.

Find out more at rhs.org.uk/plantsforpollinators

    Cornflower Mauve Boy plant with vibrant purple and blue blooms
    Cornflower Mauve Boy, a plant recognized as beneficial for pollinators
    Close-up of the Cornflower Mauve Boy&
    Cornflower Mauve Boy flower emerging among tall grasses
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