Centaurea moschata ‘The Bride’ seeds – ( Sweet Sultan)

$4.30

In stock

Description

Picture thanks to Thompson and Morgan

 

This is a lovely old fashioned flower which has been cultivated in cottage gardens for centuries.  It has pure white  fluffy white flowers which are especially good for picking, but which also look attractive in the garden and work well as a filler between other plants.

Sowing advice

Sow in autumn  and spring .Centaureas do not transplant well. Sow  in  plugs for easy transplanting,  or direct where they are to grow.
Cover seed with 6mm of fine soil and firm lightly. Germinate at  18-21°C.  Grow seedlings on  at  cooler temps to prevent rapid soft growth. Transplant carefully from plugs after all danger of frost has passed.

Additional information

Classification

Annual

Common Name

Sweet Sultan

Family

Asteraceae, Compositae

Maximum Height

approx 60cm with flowers

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30