Cornflower ‘Classic Magic’


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Cornflower ‘Classic Magic’

Centaurea cyanus

Also known as Bachelor’s Buttons. This is the best tallest mix I have found bringing a welcome splash of colour to the garden or allotment.

Cornflower ‘Classic Magic’ – I’ve always had a soft spot for the dark plum black cornflowers, so imagine my excitement when I found this collection in shades of black, dark plum with splashes of white!

Cornflowers are perfect for the beginner and stand up well out of water. They bloom over a long period and perfectly compliment other hardy annuals such as Orlaya grandiflora, Sweet Rocket, Ammi Majus and Sweetpeas…

How to Grow:
Sow direct or into individual cells either in Autumn and early Spring. For the best results allow plants time to grow before the Summer heat pushes them into bloom. Provide support for nice straight stems and deadhead regularly to promote further blooms to appear.  For more detailed growing instructions join our ‘Grow Along’ on Instagram 

Variety: Cornflower ‘Classic Magic’ (Centaurea cyanus)
Type: Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun in free draining soil.
Sow: Spring or Autumn
Germination: Up to 30 days
Pinching: Not required
Height: 80cm
Harvest: May/June – July
Seeds per packet: 200 approx

Cutting /Vase Life:
Cut individual flowers when buds are about half way open. Place flowers straight into ready buckets of water. We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.