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Centaurea cyanus 'Classic Magic' (Cornflower 'Classic Magic' )Herb Plant

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Cornflower 'Classic Magic' (Centaurea cyanus 'Classic Magic')Herb in 9cm Pot

The Blue Cornflower was once a common site in all corn-fields in the UK sadly it is not so much of a common site today. This variety is a bi-colour cornflower and has striking shades of mauve to dark purple flowers with dark centres, some flowers are almost black, some tipped with white. 
 You will have plenty of flowers to pick all through the summer it makes a splendid border plant and also a fine flower for cutting.This Hardy annual is perfect for naturalising in a sunny wildflower meadow or scattered among the borders of a cottage style planting scheme.  It is a hardy annual, easy to grow in well drained soil and full sun. It will flower from June - September.  Enjoyed by butterflies and bees the blooms make good cut flowers which also dry well and retain their colour. 

Herb Usage

The flowers of the cornflower have been used in herbal medicine and are considered to have a tonic and stimulant effect and was once commonly used as an eyewash, however today little emphasis is put on this particular flower for herbal use. The flower petals are edible and have a clove-like taste can be scattered on a salad if desired. However, we recommend this hardy annual for its ornamental qualities primarily.

Buy Cornflower 'Classic Magic' Online

Our Cornflower'Classic Magic'herb plants are generally available to buy online between May and September.

Other Details

Growing conditions:
Full sun and free draining soil.
Flower Colour:
Dark Purple/Black and white
Height x Spread:
75cm x 30cm
Latin Name:
Centaurea Cyanus
RHS rating H2

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