Description for Cornflower Mix
Centaurea cyanus L. is the scientific name of cornflower. Cornflower is an annual plant growing to 30 to 70 cm tall, with grey-green branched stems. The flowers are most commonly an intense blue color and others, produced in flower heads (capitula) 1.5 to 3 cm diameter.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|cornflower or bachelor's button||Mic colored flowers||Summer||Up to 70 cm||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Centaurea cyanus is native to temperate Europe, but is widely naturalized outside its native range. Direct sow in the average soil after a danger of heavy frost. Plant seeds in soil or in containers about 2 inches (5 cm) apart and one-half inch (1 cm) deep. Thin to 8 inches (20 cm) apart in all directions. Cornflowers germinate quickly after planting. Cover the seeds with half an inch of fine soil. Firm soil lightly, water it and keep evenly moist. Seedlings will emerge in 7 to 10 days.
|Full sun||It can be grown in neutral to acidic soil.||Moderate||18n to 28 degrees C||Use any balanced organic fertilizer.|
Caring for Cornflower Mix
- Remove faded flowers to lengthen floral display.
- Mulch to control weeds.
- Keep soil evenly moist but not wet.
Typical uses of Cornflower Mix
Special features: Flowers
Culinary use: The flowers are edible and are a great addition to salads.
Ornamental use: It is grown as an ornamental plant in gardens, where several cultivars have been selected with varying pastel colors.
Medicinal use: NA
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