Seed Packet, Seeds (per gram), Wildflower Plugs

Centaurea cyanus A. Well known in gardens in various colour forms. Has bright blue flowers.


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Latin Name: Centaurea cyanus

Common Name(s): Cornflower

Plant Type: Annual

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Flowering Time:

June - August

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Centaurea cyanus, commonly known as blue cornflower or bachelor’s button, is a hardy annual flowering plant and also the national flower of Germany. The cornflower has edible flowers that can be used for culinary decoration, for example to add colour to salads. Cornflowers petals have been used historically for their blue pigment. Cornflowers are often used as an ingredient in some tea blends and herbal teas, and is known in the Lady Grey blend of Twinings (a brand of English tea). Available as packets of seeds or as plugs ready for planting.

This ornamental plant reaches a plant height of 60cm with deep blue flower heads. Grows best in well-drained soil with low fertility.

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