Centaurea cyanus
Bushy base-branching annual cornflower with bright blue flowers, great for attracting bees and butterflies. Ideal as an edible bedding plant for a sunny position, a companion plant in the vege garden, and in a kid’s garden for them to harvest the flowers for eating or to make posies.  The flowers have a long history of medicinal use but are rarely used these days. A blue dye can be obtained from the petals.

Tolerant of a range of soils and both drought hardy and frost hardy annual. Pick edible blooms when quarter to half open.  Space plants 30cm apart. Height 60cm.

9cm pot. Certified organic plant.

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