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Cornflower - CENTAUREA cyanus

Cornflower - CENTAUREA cyanus

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This Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) is a classic and charming annual that graces your garden with a profusion of vibrant blue blossoms and delicate fern-like foliage. Also known as Bachelor's Button, this timeless wildflower has been a favourite for centuries, adding a touch of nostalgia and natural beauty to any garden setting.

Features:
True Blue Blooms: The Cornflower is renowned for its true blue blossoms that captivate with their vivid colour and simplicity. The charming, daisy-like flowers boast a prominent, azure hue, making them a standout feature in borders, meadows, or cottage gardens. The classic beauty of the blue petals adds an element of traditional charm to any landscape.

Fern-Like Foliage: Complementing the bright blooms is the delicate, fern-like foliage of the Cornflower. The finely cut leaves create a lacy and textured appearance, enhancing the overall grace of the plant. The green foliage provides an attractive backdrop for the vivid blue flowers, creating a harmonious display.

Easy-to-Grow Annual: Cornflowers are known for their easy-going nature, making them an ideal choice for both experienced and novice gardeners. These hardy annuals thrive in well-drained soil and prefer full sun, making them versatile additions to a variety of garden settings. Once established, they require minimal maintenance.

Long Blooming Period: Enjoy an extended blooming period with the Cornflower, typically from late spring through early summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting, allowing you to bring the beauty of the garden indoors. Their longevity and abundant blossoms make them a reliable source of colour in your garden.

Attracts Pollinators: The nectar-rich blossoms of the Cornflower attract pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, enhancing the biodiversity of your garden. Not only do they add visual appeal, but they also contribute to the ecological balance of your outdoor space.

Specifications:
• Botanical Name: Centaurea cyanus
• Type: Annual
• Mature Height: 24-36 inches
• Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
• Flower Colour: True blue
• Foliage: Fern-like, green
• Light Requirements: Full sun
• Soil Preferences: Well-drained
• Hardiness Zone: 2-11 (as an annual)

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