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Common Name: Cornflower Mauve Ball, Bachelor Button.
Scientific Name: Centaurea cyanus
Physical Attributes: Halo-like elegant mauve double flowers with starred trumpets flare from the center of this bloom outwards. Flowers produce atop tall and slender foliage.
Uses: Cut flower, fresh and dried arrangements. Beds and borders, pots and containers.
Life Cycle: Annual
Growing Height: 80cm
Attracts: Beneficial insects and pollinators.
When to Sow: Spring/Autumn/early Winter
Sowing Depth: 3mm
Sow Spacing: 20cm
Sowing Method: Seedlings dislike being transplanted so best to direct sow into the garden in Autumn or early spring. For a prolonged harvest, sow two plantings, one month apart.
Position: Full sun
Germination Time: 7 – 14 days
Maintenance: Young cornflower seedlings can tolerate freezing temperatures, so planting in Autumn where winters are mild is acceptable. Pull up the flower in late Summer when the blooms no longer look pleasant.
Seeds Per Packet: 100


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