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Very easy to grow and although good for cutting can be a little fiddly, however these more than make up for it with early blooms from an autumn sowing. For use in the border they will repeat flower if deadheaded reglarly and are a great gap filler or planted en masse in a sea of waves.


When to Sow: Aug - May



Best sowed in Autumn and left outdoors or under glass to cold stratify natually. Can be sowed in trays or direct. If sowing in Spring place the seeds into the fridge for a few weeks before sowing to cold stratify. Autumn Sowings are particularly frost hardy and can be planted out in final flower positions before the last frost. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to individual pots and grown on under glass.

Directly, sow into moist well-drained soil, keep well watered until plants are well established.


  • Classification: Hardy Annual
  • Expert Level: Easy to Grow
  • Germination Time: 2- 3 Weeks


  • Site: Full Sun
  • Soil Type: Sand/ Loam
  • Soil Acidity: All Types
  • Mositure: Well drained
  • Care: May need staking. Pinch for bushier plants. Cut & Come again
  • Use: Cut Flowers, Garden Borders, Dried
  • Harvesting: Best cut as sprays when half of the flowers are open.
  • Days to Maturity: 65-80 Days


  • Vase Life: 6-7 Days
  • Height: 40-90cm
  • Plant Spacing: 15cm

Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) "Classic Magic"

  • 198 Seeds per packet Approx

    Please note that the majority of our seeds are packed by volume so the number of seeds indicated is an approximation.

    We make every effort to provide British seeds where possible, but in some cases our British Growers are unable to grow in sufficient quantities to meet our demand or the seeds are subject to Plant breeders' rights which means it is only possible for us to buy these seeds from certain non UK flower farms 


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