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?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Recommended planting season?
Spring, summer / Autumn, witner
Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids
How to prune:
Prune dead leaves and flowers
Size of the plant?
20-90 cm (12-36 inches)
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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:
Uses of flower: