Centaurea cyanus ‘Classic Magic’ – (Cornflower)

$4.10

Description

This plant has many  3cm flowers on upright plants. The flowers produced can be  double and semidouble bicolor blooms in black & plum, black & white, and purple. The flowers have a misty  frosty appearance. They can be  added  to salads and desserts, as they are edible.

 

Sowing advice

These  plants are best sown directly where they are to grow , but can also be sown in trays or pots. Ideal temperature for germination is 16-18 deg C.

Sow in spring summer and autumn.

Cover the seed  lightly. Keep soil surface moist until emergence of seedlings. When seedlings have first true leaves, thin to 6-9″ apart.

 

Additional information

Classification

Annual

Common Name

Cornflower

Family

Asteraceae

Maximum Height

Approx 100 cm with flowers

Number of seeds in packet

approx 40