Centaurea dealbataCornflower, Bachelor's Buttons

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

£2.79

80% (5 Reviews)

Unusual characteristic of being perennial and flowering In the first year

Easy to grow

Ideal for borders, as well as making a superb border cut flower

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Height Up to 90cm (35.4in)
Spread Up to 60cm (23.6in)

Hardy Perennial

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Full sun

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Description
An attractive clump forming lavender pink cornflower, with the unusual characteristic of being perennial and flowering In the first year. Easy to grow. adding height and interest to borders, as well as making a superb border cut flower. Height: 80-90cm (32-36in). First Year Flowering Perennial, flowering in June/July.

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1 packet (80 centaurea seeds) (25824)

Sowing
Sow January-March or September-November. Sow seed on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed or multipurpose compost, then lightly cover the seed with fine grade vermiculite. Place container in a heated propagator, or seal container inside a polythene bag and place at 15-20C (59-68F}. Germination can take 1-3 months. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination.

Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm (3in) pots. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 45-60cm (18-24in) apart.

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Overwinter September sowings in a coldframe and plant out the following spring.

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