Cornflower ‘Classic Magic’ (Centaurea cyanus)
A harmonious blend of exceptional shades from light mauve with a dark centre to flowers which are very nearly black with a white tip on each petal.
When to sow: Late summer to late winter
Where to sow: Direct sow
Depth to sow: 3 to 5mm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil.
Spacing: Between plants: 30 to 40cm; Between rows 60cm
Directions: An easily grown annual best planted by thinly sprinkling the seed in the open garden during late summer and autumn or plant a drill and thin seedlings to 30cm apart.
Packet 50 seeds