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Annual plants fall under two categories - hardy and half-hardy. Hardy annuals can be grown outdoors and will tolerate cooler tempratures, whereas the more tender half-hardy annuals need protection and must not be planted out until all risk of frost has passed. These delightful summer flowers add colour and interest to beds, borders, containers and hanging baskets. Use the selections in the left menu to select the right plants for your garden.
Centaurea cyanus, Blue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons, Wildflower
A much loved annual wildflower, also known as bachelor’s buttons or blue-bottle, producing bright blue blooms carried on long slender stems. These delicate flowers are highly attractive to bees and other beneficial insects and are produced in abundance from June to August. Grow cornflowers in beds and borders where their tall swaying stems will create an informal display, or use them as cut flowers for a vase indoors. Height: 80cm (31"). Spread: 30cm (12").
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here. More info
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