Cornflower Seed

Centaurea cyanus

£2.50£4.00

Beautiful blue, annual wildflower with spikey petals. Flowers June to August.

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Earn up to 4 Points.

SKU: cencya Category:

Description

Centaurea cyanus

Cornflower blue of this annual wildflower in summer cornfields used to be a common sight, but it virtually disappeared in the 1970s. The resilient seed will survive for years, to sprout unexpectedly in freshly disturbed soil.
Also known as Bluebottle, the flower can be used in salads and in herbalism as a wash for tired eyes. Artists use crushed flowers mixed with alum as a watercolour pigment.
Sow any time from late summer to the end of March in prepared ground and a sunny spot.

Seed from Shropshire

 

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Genus

Centaurea

Size

seed packet 5gm approx1000seed, seed packet 10gm approx2000seed

Family

Compositae

Flowering Month

June

Colour

blue

Life Cycle

annual

Interest

flowers

Wildlife

yes

Requires

sun