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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: hardy annual

    Plum flowers with ruffled petals and from early to late summer among lance-shaped, mid-green leaves. Once a common sight in cornfields, this lovely annual is perfect for naturalising in a sunny wildflower meadow and is a magnet for butterflies and bees. The flower petals are edible and have a clove-like taste.
  • Garden care: Wild flowers prefer poor soils, so do not apply fertiliser. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. In autumn, cut the faded flowerheads down to the ground and compost the dead stems.
  • Sow: March-May or September - October
  • Flowering: July - August-September or May -July
  • Approximate quantity: 100 seeds.

Seeds - Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball'

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