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Cornflower - 'Polka Dot mix'

Cornflower - 'Polka Dot mix'


(Centaurea cyanus) 

A slightly smaller, semi-dwarf plant (to 60cm) with a mix of blue, pink, purple, mauve and white blooms, many featuring cute darker 'polka dot' contrasting centres. Will grow well in pots or as a whimsical garden border.

Edible fresh or dried petals can adorn both sweet and savoury food. Cornflower has a deep folklore and history as a medicinal tea herb.


Life Cycle: Annual / hardy

Height: to 60cm.

Position: Full Sun

Sow method: Direct or in trays. 

Sow depth: 5mm

Spacing: 20 cm

When to sow:
- Tropical: 
Spring, Autumn and Winter

- Sub-tropical: Spring, Autumn and Winter
- Temperate: Spring, Late Summer and Autumn
- Cold: Spring, Late Summer and Autumn (frost tolerant)
Germination: 7 - 14 days @ 15 - 18C degrees

Notes: Pick regularly to encourage further flowering.
Will readily self-sow when let go to seed. 


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