Cornflower Centaurea scabiosa purple Organic — Hardy plant

Centaurea scabiosa

Cornflower Centaurea scabiosa purple Organic — Hardy plant

Centaurea scabiosa
Purple eye-catcher
Gorgeous purple, spherical flowers on long stems. Greater knapweed (Centaurea scabiosa) is an eye-catcher in the garden and a fantastic native plant. The organic flowers are edible and easy to take care of. They also bring butterflies and bees to the garden for even more enjoyment. They will flock to this native plant. A decorative border! The flowers bloom beautifully in the summer.
After it blooms, cut the plant back to about 5 to 10 cm above the ground. Centaurea is hardy to temperatures of up to -30 degrees. The plant should be protected from heavy rain and snow in winter. Plant three plants per linear metre. Cornflower is idea for a south-facing garden. The Centaurea requires a sunny, warm spot. Make sure that the plant doesn't dry out in the summer. Give extra water in those periods.
The gorgeous cornflower looks amazing when combined with poppies and lupines.
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Cornflower Centaurea scabiosa purple Organic — Hardy plant

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Latin name: Centaurea scabiosa
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Purple
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Naturalizing: Yes
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: Yes

You can plant the Cornflower in the ground immediately after receiving it. Prepare a suitable hole in loose, nutritious soil. Improve poor garden soil by mixing in some compost and granulated cow manure. Plant the Cornflower at the appropriate depth in the hole. The top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil, press firmly and water immediately after planting. The Cornflower grows best in a sunny area.


The Cornflower is an easy-to-grow perennial that requires minimal maintenance. Be sure to prevent the soil around its roots from drying out. Blooms right through June to August, particularly if deadheaded and not allowed to go to seed. Its stems above the ground will die back in winter. During winter, cover this plant with a layer of fallen leaves. Wet soil is poorly tolerated during the winter. In spring, cut off all of its leaves as soon there will be some new shoots growing above the ground.


The impressive Cornflower (Centaurea) is a lesser known plant that has beautifully incised leaves with silvery hairs. As its flowers attract bees, this plant is perfect for a natural garden.


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