Centaurea cyanus growing herbaceous of the genus Centaurea also known as Cornflower, Centaurea cyanus annual used as ornamental or medical plant, can grow in temperate, subtropics or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-10a as spring planting or 10-11 in the autumn.

Leaves color green in lanceolate shape.

Centaurea cyanus flower

Flower edible color purple to blue the flowers petals like little horns base that divide several needle shape, the petals “sit” on green “ball” with spines on it.

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Requirements for Centaurea cyanus growing and care:

Drained soil, moist soil, cool winter

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Invasive

Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer / Autumn, witner

Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids

Pruning season:
Winter

How to prune:
Prune dead leaves and flowers

Size of the plant?
20-90 cm (12-36 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring to summer or autumn to winter

General information about the flower
Purple to blue the flowers petals like little horns base that divide several needle shape, the petals “sit” on green “ball” with spines on it.

Pollination is done by:
Bees

Uses of flower:
Beverage

Scientific name:

Centaurea cyanus

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