Dwarf Cornflower 'Double Polka Dot' Mix - 1000 seeds (Centaurea cyanus nana)

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These easy to grow flower seeds are great for beginning gardeners or children's gardens. The Centaurea Cyanus flower seeds are larger making them easy to handle, and they germinate readily to create this fun Cornflower Polka Dot mix of colours. The colours in this mix include: white, blue, rose and lavender, 16 inches (40 cm) tall.  Plan on a mass planting for a wonderful display of colour! Cornflowers, or also commonly called Bachelor's Buttons, are wonderful cut flowers as well. The blooms dry nicely for dried everlasting arrangements. Cornflowers are a very rewarding flower to grow from flower seed.

SOWING
Season: Annual
Height: 40cm (16 inches)
Bloom Season: Mid-summer and autumn
Bloom Colour: Blue, White, Lavender, Pink, Purple
Environment: Full sun
Germ temperature: 15-21C (60 - 70F)
Depth: 0.5cm (1/4 inch)
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 15 - 30 cm (6 - 12 inches)
Start sowing outdoors in March - April
Sow 3mm (1/8in) deep in drills 30cm (12in) apart in well-cultivated soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Water ground regularly, especially in dry periods.
When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 15cm (6in) apart
Start sowing indoors in August - September

Sow in pots or trays of moist seed compost and cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost. After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist.


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Data sheet

Color
Mixed
Height
Up to 45cm (17.7in)
Moisture
Medium
Ideal for
Bee & Butterfly garden
Cottage garden
Cut flowers
Wildflowers
Sunlight
Full sun
Scented
Unscented
Sowing month
April
August
March
May
September
Type
Hardy annual
Other features
Drought tolerant

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