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Centaurea cyanus 'Snowman'

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Centaurea cyanus 'Snowman' Seeds

These lovely white Cornflowers have button shaped double flowers and strong grey-green cotton stems. Snowman has well branched stems with many blooms produced on each plant. Cornflowers are brilliant for the cut flower trade, for drying, for confetti and perfect for pollinators. Often known as Bachelors Buttons this White Cornflower is particularly lovely for buttonholes and other wedding flowers.

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.


Genus Centaurea cyanus
Variety Snowman
Plant Type Hardy Annual
Height and Spread 90cm x 30cm (3 feet tall x 12 inches wide)
Sow Seeds Easy to grow. Sow outdoors in March/April, then again in May for later flowers. Extremely hardy. Sow in August/September for sturdy early flowers next year.
Thin/Plant Out Allow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Conditions Required Prefers moist but well drained soil in full sun. Snowman Cornflowers are tall and need netting support to help them grow straight or the stems will bend.
Flower Production Takes 12 weeks to flower from a spring sowing. Flowers May to August. Keep picking and dead heading to encourage new flowers.
Picking Pick 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 Combinations Centaurea Snowman looks great with lime green foliage. They grow particularly well with other Cornflowers such as the lovely pink Centaurea 'Classic Romantic' and the lacey white flowers of Orlaya grandiflora and Ammi majus.
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