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Centaurea cyanus (Cornflower Blue) Herb Plant

£3.50

Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Centaurea cyanus (Cornflower Blue) 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. It is well worth growing for its piercing bright blue flowers with ruffled petals which appear from early to late summer . This 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. 

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. We recommend this hardy annual for its ornamental qualities.

 Buy Cornflower Blue Online

Our Blue Cornflower herb plants are generally available to buy online between May and September.

Centaurea cyanus (Cornflower Blue) Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Blue
Height 75cm
Spread 30cm
Latin Name Centaurea Cyanus
Hardiness RHS rating H2 - Annual
Culinary Salads
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic Herbal medicine
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Cut Flowers
Type of Garden Wildlife