Cornflower Tall Blue

Centaurea Cyanus

ANNUAL GROW IN ALL ZONES: Delicate flowers in stunning shades of blue on long stems. Grow in all zones as an annual. This variety is perfect for long-lasting cut flowers and dried flowers. They can also be dried and keep their color well. Butterflies find them irresistible, and the flowers are edible!

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Cornflower Tall Blue is a beautiful flower native to Europe. It has tall, slender stems and blue petals that bloom in the summer. Cornflower Tall Blue is a popular choice for gardens because it is easy to grow and care for.

What does Cornflower Tall Blue look like?
  • Tall, slender stems
  • Blue petals
  • Blooms in the summer
Why should I plant Cornflower Tall Blue?
  • Easy to grow and care for
  • Attracts butterflies and other pollinators
  • Adds color to the garden
Some interesting facts about Cornflower Tall Blue
  • The name "cornflower" comes from the fact that it was once commonly found growing in cornfields.
  • Cornflower petals can be used to make tea or infused in vinegar.
  • Cornflower is the national flower of Estonia.
How do I germinate Cornflower Tall Blue seeds?
  • Sow seeds directly in the garden in spring 1/4“ deep and 2” apart into finely raked and weeded soil.
  • Keep moist until established.
  • Germination 14 - 21 Days.
  • Re-sow throughout the growing season.
Additional Tips
  • Cornflower Tall Blue is a sun-loving flower. Plant it in a spot that gets full sun.
  • Cornflower Tall Blue is not drought tolerant. Water it regularly, especially during hot, dry weather.
  • Deadhead spent flowers to encourage more blooms.
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Centaurea Cyanus

Data sheet

Water Needs:
Very Low, Low, Low/Moderate
Full Sun, Full Sun / Partial Shade
Annual grow in all zones, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Growth Cycle:
Annual, Self Seeding Annual
Soil Type:
Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Peaty Soil, Saline Soil, Chalky Soil, Silty Soil, Clay Soil, ALL Tolerant of most soils
g: Up to 3 Feet
Special Features:
Butterfiles and Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Drying and Crafts
Growth Rate:
Fast, Moderate/Fast

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