Montana (Mountain), Centaurea

Cornflower

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Montana (Mountain), Centaurea

Cornflower

The Montana (Mountain) Centaurea is a hardy, durable, long-blooming perennial that produces large unique blue-purple flowers. This variety is a great flower for sunny borders and patio containers or as cut flowers. The Montana (Mountain) Centaurea's flowers are large, delicate and finely fringed that bloom over a long season.
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Product Details

Botanical Name

Centaurea Montana

Seed Type

Seed

Packet

50 seeds

Sow Method

Direct Sow,Transplant

Categories

Flowers

Zones

3,4,5,6,7,8

Weight

0.01

Depth

0.15

Height

4.5

Width

3.25

Components

Growing Instructions

Learning Download: How to Grow Cornflower

The Cornflower is also known as the bachelor button, and it can be harvested in the summer or fall depending on when it is planted. Cornflower can reach 3 feet in height and attract birds and butterflies. Blooms can reach up to 1 inch wide.

Before Planting: Cornflower is not picky when it comes to soil conditions, but it does prefer a sunny location to grow. Prior to planting, loosen the soil in the garden and amend it with 4 inches of compost.

Planting: Plant the seeds one week before the last frost of the season. Plant them 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart.

Watering: Water the flowers 1 inch per week.

Fertilizer: Feed the Cornflower with an all-purpose fertilizer once a month.

Days to Maturity: Cornflowers begin flowering in early June and will continue to flower through August. Sometimes, they can even begin flowering in March if planted in a warmer climate.

Harvesting: Cornflowers make a great cut flower to bring inside and also work for dried flower arrangements since the flowers retain their color even after being dried.

Tips: Cornflowers are hardy, but they can be susceptible to mold and mildew if overwatered and not given enough space for good air circulation.

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