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Cornflower: Barbara Organic Seed

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100 Organic Pink Cornflower Seeds [approx]

Name: Cornflower: Barbara

Latin Name: Centaurea cyanus

Plant Type: Annual

Plant Height: 70-90 cm

Description: Cornflower Barbara is a dark pink cornflower. Cornflowers are a beautiful wildflower that were much more common in fields years ago than they are today. It is an easy to grow flower that is much loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators. They grow 70 to 90cm in height. This variety produces beautiful dark pink flowers from June to August. It can also be sown late in the year for early flowers the following year.

Germination Rate: 71%

Seed Origin: Austria

Sowing: March to May...September to October.

Flowering: June to August

How To Grow Pink Cornflowers From Seed: Cornflowers do not like to be replanted, therefore it is best to sow the seeds directly where they are to grow. Prepare shallow drills that are 25cm apart. Sprinkle the seeds thinly into the drill and cover lightly with soil. Seedlings should start to show after 2 to 4 weeks.

When the seedlings establish, thin them to leave 10cm between the plants. Cornflowers grow tall, the plants being close together act as support for each other.

The flowers produced are a beautiful variety of blue, pink and white colours. They are much loved by bees and other pollinators. Removing dead heads will promote the plant to produce more flowers.

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