Another gorgeous addition to the cornflower family! This time in beautiful, eye-catching pink.
Once a common sight in cornfields across the UK, before the use of herbicides, these brilliant, pink, native flowers are now a rare sight but thankfully live on in our gardens. They are a dream to grow. Easy, prolific, (producing endless amounts of flowers over several months if you keep on top of the dead-heading), beloved of butterflies and bees and will happily self-seed.
They also make excellent cut flowers, lasting for 5-7 days in a vase.
Loved by bees and flower lovers alike.
Seed Quantity 400 Seeds
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
Height & Spread 60-90cm high x 30cm spread
These seeds are also found in the following Seed Collections:
Arrived promptly in nice packaging. I have bought quite a lot of seeds from Bishy Barnabee and I've been really pleased with the bounty of plants that I've already got ready for planting in the Spring.
Sowed the Dahlia Seeds last week - (in a suitable Pot on the Kitchen Window Sill - which serves as my greenhouse) the sturdy little Dahlia seeds were through in two days and are looking very healthy and happy! Obviously very fresh seeds in the packet.