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Easy Choice

Easy Choice

Variety is easy-to-grow.

Edible Flowers

Edible Flowers

Variety's Flowers may be consumed.

Heirloom

Heirloom

HL = Heirloom. Seeds which have been saved over many years and passed down, in original form, from generation to generation.

Use for cut flowers and bouquets

Use for cut flowers and bouquets

Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.

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Choice MixCentaurea Seed

1016

Product ID: 1016

Classic cornflowers. Blue, pink, red, and white.

Upright plants produce abundant 1-1½" blooms. Prefers cool temperatures. Make 2-3 successive sowings for continuous summer blooms. Tolerates poor soil of medium fertility. Use the petals of this great edible flower for decorating desserts and salads. Flavor is bland and mildly floral. Popular choice for brightening up salad mix. Also known as cornflower, garden cornflower, and bachelor's buttons. Ht. 24-30". Avg. 6,500 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.

Product Price Qty
1016Packet  $3.95 
10161/2 Ounce  $9.00 
10161 Ounce  $15.00 
10161/4 Pound  $39.50 
10161 Pound  $142.00 

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   85-95

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

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Easy Choice   Edible Flowers   Heirloom   Use for cut flowers and bouquets  

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Growing Information

Centaurea

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 60-65°F (16-18°C).

SOWING: Make 2-3 successive sowings for continuous blooms.
Direct seed (recommended): Sow seeds thinly in rows, 6 seeds per foot, 1/4" deep, as soon as soil can be worked. Cover lightly. Keep soil surface moist until emergence. When seedlings have first true leaves, thin to 6-9" apart.
Transplant: Sow 4-6 weeks before last frost. Transplant into cell packs or larger containers when the first true leaves appear. Grow at 50-55°F (10-12°C) during the night for several weeks to develop a root ball.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
Any soil with good drainage.

PLANT HEIGHT: 24-30".

PLANT SPACING: 6-9".

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.

HARVEST: Fresh: When flowers are 1/4 to 1/2 open.

USES: Excellent cut flower. Effective when massed for color in beds and borders.


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