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Centaurea dealbata (Cornflower)
Perennial cornflower

Centaurea dealbata (Cornflower) Perennial cornflower
£2.29 0820006229 Category: Seeds > Flower Seeds
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Centaurea dealbata is an attractive, clump-forming, lavender-pink cornflower, with the unusual characteristic of being perennial and flowering In the first year. Easy to grow. adding height and interest to borders, as well as making a superb border cut flower.
Height: 80-90cm (32-36in).

First Year Flowering Perennial, flowering in June/July.

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Botanical name Centaurea dealbata
Common name Perennial cornflower
Drought resistance Y
Flower colour Pink
Flowering time Summer
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage colour Green
Fragrance N
Habit Clump forming
Plant type Flower Seeds
Season of interest Summer
Time to maturity 2 - 5 years
Ultimate height 0.6m - 1m
Ultimate spread 0.1m - 0.5m
Useful/additional information Sow January-March or September-November. Sow seed on the surface of a good, free-draining, damp, seed or multipurpose compost, then lightly cover the seed with fine grade vermiculite. Place container in a heated propagator, or seal container inside a polythene bag and place at 15-20C (59-68F}. Germination can take 1-3 months. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into trays or 7.5cm (3in) pots. Gradually acclimatise plants to cooler conditions for a few weeks before planting out after all risk of frost, 45-6cm (18-24in) apart. Overwinter September sowings in a coldframe and plant out the following spring.

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