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Welcome to Country Garden Seeds! Flower Seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife? Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your garden wildlife will love too. Here are some beautiful and easy plants for you to grow.
In October you can sow a batch of Hardy Annuals such as Sweet Peas which will grow to form sturdy young plants before winter sets in. Perennials and Wildflowers can also be sown now.

Centaurea cyanus 'Classic Romantic'

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Centaurea cyanus 'Classic Romantic' Seeds

Cornflower Classic Romantic has pretty flowers in all shades of pink with tall grey-green cotton stems. Commonly known as Bachelor's Buttons because of their round button like flowers, they are often used for buttonholes at weddings. Cornflowers of all kinds produce masses of flowers which are lovely for summer posies, hair decorations and wedding flower arrangements. Cornflower petals can also be dried for confetti.

Cornflowers are extremely hardy annuals, easy to grow and excellent for cutting. From an autumn sowing cornflowers produce the tallest plants and masses of flowers. Sow again in spring for the longest display of beautiful blooms. Perfect for pollinators.

Genus Centaurea cyanus
Variety Classic Romantic
Plant Type Hardy Annual, Cut Flower, Dried Flower
Height and Spread 90cm x 45cm (3-4 feet tall x 18 inches)
Sow Seeds Easy to grow. Sow outdoors in August/September then again in March/April/May
Thin/Plant Out Allow 30/45cm (12-/18 inches) between plants.
Conditions Required Prefers moist but well drained soil in full sun.

Keep picking and dead heading to encourage new flowers.
Centaurea are tall plants and must have support or the stems will bend.

Flower Production Takes 12 weeks to flower from a spring sowing. Flowers May to August.
Picking Pick Cornflowers early in the morning, remove lower leaves and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging.
Lasts 5-7 days in a vase.
Planting Combinations These pink button flowers (deep rose to palest pink) look great with pastel flowers. They grow particularly well with other tall plants such as Ammi majus and Larkspur and lime green foliage and flowers like Molucella and Nicotiana.
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