25 Apr 2013

Centaurea Cyanus Plants

The yearly red cornflower is a slimmer plant of great appeal. Its rich colors of red are much popular, both for lawn decor and for plant bouquets. Garden types have added red, light red, lilac and white to large range, and even shiny yellow-colored is available in the carefully related lovely sultan Amberboa moschatus. The wiry vegetation may need some hidden support, and deadheading helps to extend the blooming season, as does fall planting, an option that will produce larger, earlier-flowering vegetation. This fully sturdy plant needs a warm site, growing in most well-drained ground types, even poor ground.

Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Centaurea
Species: cyanus
Plant type: Hardy annual
Flower colour: Mixed
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Feature: Flowers
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Moist
Hardiness: Hardy
Skill level: Beginner
Height: 90cm
Spread: 30cm
Time to plant seeds: March to May


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