Centaurea moschata ‘Imperial Mix’ seeds – (Sweet Sultan)


This annual is a good cut flower and a lovely addition to the garden. It has a large thistle like flower and is sweetly scented.

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This is an easily grown plant, which has been a cottage garden favourite through the ages. It has pretty fluffy flowers in shades of pink white yellow and purple, which are sweetly scented. These flowers make very good cut flowers when picked just as they open. Plants prefer dry locations.

Sowing Advice

Indoors: Sow autumn. Cover seed with about 6mm of fine soil and firm lightly. Germinate at  10-15 °C for 14-28 days.  Grow seedlings on at cooler temperatures to prevent rapid soft growth. Centaureas do not transplant well.

DIRECT SOWING: Sow outdoors in autumn and spring,  cover with a sprinkle of  fine soil as above, thin to 20 cm apart. If soil is well drained and they are given light protection, plants should over-winter and flower before early outdoor spring sowings.


Additional information



Common Name

Sweet Sultan


Asteraceae, Compositae

Maximum Height

60 cm

Number of seeds in packet