The Dirty Gardener Heritage Centaurea Cyanus Double Cornflower Flowers, 700 Seeds/.1 Gram

The Dirty Gardener

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Cornflower "Blue Ball" Ð Description: Centaurea Cyanus "Blue Ball" is a very fine, old, tall variety, a double flowered cultivar of the wildflower form, with lance shaped, long and graceful leaves. The upper half of the plant has multiple stems which produce many flowers from early summer until frost. A favorite annual flower and cottage garden staple, a single cornflower looks like a burst of fireworks. The piercing, bright blue flowers with ruffled petals and violet-blue centers appear from early to late summer. These beauties grow well as border plants and are wonderful in a cutting garden; they look fabulous clustered among other contrasting flowers such as pink roses. The ball series, also known as the boy series. Sowing: sow in august to September for early summer flowering the next year or sow directly where they are to flower in march to April. Sowing indoors: sow thinly, 3mm (1/8in) deep in drills 30cm (12in) apart in well-cultivated soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Water ground regularly, especially in dry periods. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 15cm (6in) apart. Sowing direct: sow in pots or trays of moist seed compost and cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep at 15-20¡c (59-68¡f). Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged. Germination will usually take 14-21 days. When they are large enough to handle, transplant the seedlings into 7cm (3in) pots or trays. Cultivation: this fully hardy plant requires a sunny site, growing in most well-drained soil types, even poor soil. Do not over fertilize because this will lead to excessive leaf growth at the expense of blossoms. Cornflowers bloom more when crowded. The seeds are factory packed in paper envelopes. Germinating power is tested, best before 07.2016.

  • This gorgeous flower is perfect for filling meadows with bright blue blooms
  • Organic, Heirloom, GMO free.
  • Grows up to 30 inches tall and lasts from early summer to first frost
  • Easy to grow and requires little maintenance
  • Non-GMO seeds have great germination and are easy to grow

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