Centaurea moschata ‘Imperial White Bride’ seeds – (Sweet Sultan)

$4.10

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.

Description

This is an easily grown plant, which has been a cottage garden favourite through the ages. It has pretty fluffy white flowers , 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 in autumn and spring. Seed must be pre-chilled for 5 days  at 4°C before sowing. Cover seed with 6 mm of fine soil and firm lightly. Germinate at  18-21°C for 7 days in total darkness.  Grow seedlings at  10°C to prevent rapid soft growth. Centaureas do not transplant well so grow in cell pots to minimise root disturbance when transplanting.

Additional information

Classification

Annual

Common Name

Sweet Sultan

Family

Asteraceae, Compositae

Maximum Height

60 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 40