Centaurea cyanus

Centaurea cyanus

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<ul><li><b>Position:</b> full sun<li><b>Soil:</b> well-drained soil<li><b>Rate of growth: </b> average</li><li><b>Hardiness: </b> hardy annual<br><br>Piercing, bright blue flowers with ruffled petals and violet-blue centres appear from early to late summer among lance-shaped, mid-green leaves. Once a common sight in cornfields, this lovely annual is perfect for naturalising in a sunny wildflower meadow and is a magnet for butterflies and bees. The flower petals are edible and have a clove-like taste.<br><br><li><b> Garden care:</b> Wild flowers prefer poor soils, so do not apply fertiliser. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. In autumn, cut the faded flowerheads down to the ground and compost the dead stems.<br><br><li><b>Sow:</b> March-May or September - October<br><br><li><b>Flowering:</b> July - August-September or May -July<br><br><li><b>Approximate quantity:</b> 100 seeds.</li></ul>

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: hardy annual

    Piercing, bright blue flowers with ruffled petals and violet-blue centres appear from early to late summer among lance-shaped, mid-green leaves. Once a common sight in cornfields, this lovely annual is perfect for naturalising in a sunny wildflower meadow and is a magnet for butterflies and bees. The flower petals are edible and have a clove-like taste.

  • Garden care: Wild flowers prefer poor soils, so do not apply fertiliser. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. In autumn, cut the faded flowerheads down to the ground and compost the dead stems.

  • Sow: March-May or September - October

  • Flowering: July - August-September or May -July

  • Approximate quantity: 100 seeds.

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"Full, cobalt- blue thistles on stiff branching stems top jagged silver foliage on this giant, architectural cardoon that revels in hot sun"

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