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Cornflower Red Boy

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A really eye-catching cornflower. These beauties will give you gorgeous, deep pink flowers, but still retain the classic informal, meadow look of the cornflower.

Easy to grow, loved by pollinators, lasts well in a vase, and keeps on flowering for weeks and weeks. keep on cutting to produce more blooms….the perfect cottage garden flower.

These flowers can also be found in our packets of Mixed Cornflowers.

Plant Care Tips

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.
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.
Prefer poor soil, well-drained soil and full sun
Keep cutting and deadheading to encourage more blooms


Seed Quantity 400 Seeds
Type Annual
Genus Centaurea cyanus
Hardiness H6 ☀️
Sow September or April
Flowers summer and early autumn
Spread 30cm

 up to 90cm


RHS Plants for Pollinators.

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

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1 review
    Ian Peters
    Corian cottage garden

    Haven’t used the seeds yet. But we’ll packaged and delivery was very quick.

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