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Centaurea cyanus Double Blue

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Centaurea cyanus 'Double Blue' Seeds

The Double Blue Cornflower has large bright blue flowers and strong tall grey-green cotton stems. Also known as Blue Ball Cornflowers, they are brilliant for the cut flower trade, for drying, for confetti and perfect for pollinators. Sow in spring for summer flowers then sow again in autumn. From an autumn sowing cornflowers produce the largest plants and masses of flowers. Cornflowers are extremely hardy annuals, easy to grow and perfect for cutting.
Excellent for wildlife too, bees and butterflies love them! Recommended by the RHS as Perfect for Pollinators.

GenusCentaurea cyanus
VarietyDouble Blue
Plant TypeHardy Annual
Height and Spread60/90cm x 45cm (2 to 3 feet tall x 18 inches wide)
May grow even taller if sown in autumn so will need staking.
Sow SeedsEasy to grow. Cornflowers germinate quickly at 10°C-16°C. Sow indoors in modules in March/April then outdoors when the soil has warmed up in April/May or August/September
Thin/Plant OutAllow 30/45cm (12-/18 inches) between plants.
Conditions RequiredPrefers 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 ProductionTakes 10 to 12 weeks to flower from a spring sowing. Flowers May onwards if autumn sown, flowers June to August from a spring sowing.
PickingPick Cornflowers early in the morning, remove lower leaves and stand in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 5-7 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsThese bright blue Cornflowers flowers are amazing with other jewel coloured flowers such Cosmos and Larkspur. They grow particularly well with tall filler plants such as Ammi majus, Ammi visnaga, Daucus carota and Anethum Mariska.
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