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Cornflower 'Classic Fantastic'Centaurea cyanusBlue-Bottle, Bachelor's Buttons

Just £1.99

Hardy Annual
What is Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
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1 packet (200 cornflower seeds) £1.99 Despatch: within 24 hours
Description Sowing More Info Delivery Reviews
A classic mixture of single and semi-double blooms in cool blue shades, ranging from light heavenly blue to dark blue, and a blue and white bicolour. Cornflower 'Classic Fantastic' is easy grow and creates a long flowering display in borders, or when used as a cut flower. Height: 100cm (40"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Add petals to salads as a colourful garnish or sprinkle over omelettes or even pasta. For more details about edible flowers click here.


Cottage Gardens, Wildlife Gardens, Cut Flower Garden

Hardy

Full sun

Up to 100cm (39.4in)

Up to 30cm (11.8in)

Easy for all

Easy for all

1 Packet (200 Cornflower Seeds) (TT09130)

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Water regularly until plants are fully established. Deadhead faded cornflower blooms to prolong the flowering period.

Sow cornflower seeds outdoors where they are to grow from March to April. Choose a position in full sun on well drained soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Sow seeds thinly, at a depth of 3mm (1/8") in drills spaced 30cm (12") apart. Water the ground regularly, especially during dry periods. Germination usually takes 14-21days. When cornflower seedlings are large enough to handle, thin them out to 15cm (6") apart.


Alternatively, grow cornflowers indoors from August to September for early summer flowering next year. Sow cornflowers on the surface of a good quality seed compost at a temperature of 18-23C (65-73F) and cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Do not exclude light as this helps germination. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to move outdoors. Overwinter cornflowers plants in cool, light, frost-free conditions before planting out the following spring, or growing on as greenhouse pot plants.

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Reviews

Lovely display 2016-08-17

Easy to grow. The range of colours are beautiful. Will grow again.

T&M replied on 2016-08-18: Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase and thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.