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Centaurea dealbata - Persian Cornflower

Attractive, clump forming  perennial cornflower, with large, deep lavender pink flowers in June/July.
It is very easy to grow from seed, and is highly attractive to butterflies and bees. Excellent garden plant as well as cut flower.  Plant in full sun.
Height: 80-90cm (32-36in).

Sow Jan Mar or Sept Nov on the surface of a free draining, damp seed compost. Cover with a fine sprinkling of vermiculite. Keep at a temperature of between 15-20C (59-68F) until after germination, which will usually 3-4 weeks.

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, 45-60cm (18-24in) apart.

Centaurea dealbata

Price for 20 seeds: 2.00