Cornflower 'Classic Fantastic' Seeds | Centaurea Cyanus| By Mr Fothergills

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Cornflower 'Classic Fantastic' Seeds | Centaurea Cyanus| By Mr Fothergills

Cornflower "Classic Fantastic" Seeds | Mr Fothergill's

The centaurea cyanus Cornflower "Classic Fantastic" seeds are a classic cottage garden favourite. They bloom into beautiful blue and white flowers with darker petals in the centre that graduate into lighter edges. These hardy annuals are reliable and easy to grow, making them a firm favourite with gardeners. They are perfect for flower beds and borders, and make excellent cut flowers.

Variety Information

No.Seeds Per Pack 200
Sow Indoors March - May
Sow Outdoors August - October
Location Partial Shade
Flowering Time June - September
Hardiness Hardy Annual

Features

Beautiful Flowers
Easy To Grow
Perfect For Borders
Optional Extras
  • 5 Pack Seedling Planter Tray 24 Cells
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 200 Litres - The Chamberlain Wooden Raised Grow Bed by Lacewing™ - 100cm² (H20cm)
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  • Easy Fleece Tunnel
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  • Giant Easy Fleece Tunnel
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  • Slug Barrier Circles
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Flowers are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: these flowers are hardy annuals and have good frost resistance.
  • Planting In Pots: suitable for planting in pots.
  • Position: plant in partial shade for best results.
  • Soil Types: plant in finely prepared soil which has been watered for optimal growth

Germination Requirements: temperature must be at least 10°C, protect from heavy frosts.

Planting Distance (Seed Tray): sow 2-3 seeds 1cm deep 2cm apart. Label your seeds, noting planting date and variety/species.

Planting Distance (Ground): sow 2-3 seeds 1cm deep 5-8cm apart. Ensure rows are 15-30cm apart.

Soil Preparation: remove any stones from the soil and dig in some fertilizer.

Thinning: wait until seedlings have two sets of leaves before thinning.

Pest Control: use a pesticide spray to protect from pests.

Watering Requirements: water regularly, particularly in dry weather.

For a more detailed guide please read our blog below.

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Seeds Jargon

  • F1 Hybrids: hybrid seeds are produced from two specially selected varieties that are kept in isolation. As they are produced from only two plants, seeds are almost identical genetically.
  • Open Pollinated: open pollinated plants aren't isolated from other varieties, so are more genetically diverse.
  • Heirloom: heirloom seeds are historic, some going back to Victorian times, others more recent. Heirloom varieties can be good or bad, depending on how careful the breeder is to maintain genetic similarity.
Hybrids vs Open Pollinated

As hybrids are produced from two specially selected varieties, the quality is more consistent, with a higher germination rate and improved cropping. But, as they require time, resources and know-how to create, they come to the market at a higher cost. They are also genetically unstable, and so if you keep the seeds from the resultant crop, performance is usually poor. Open Pollinated seeds are highly diverse and have often been grown for successfully for decades. Seeds from the resultant crop are usually perform well.

Annual, Biennial and Perennial

Annual plants complete their life cycle within a year, biennials in two years (usually only flowering in the second year) and perennials can live on indefinitely.

Hardy, Half-Hardy and Tender

Hardy and half-hardy plants can survive a light frost, but the latter are best moved indoors during periods of bad weather. Tender plants must be kept indoors, until after the last frost.

We believe that anyone, regardless of ability can successfully grow their own plants at home, and do so in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.

Everyone should have the chance to experience the benefits that plants bring to our lives, and we have put a lot of effort into making sure that all of our products are easy to grow, even for beginners.

Sustainability is at the heart of our ethos and we have done everything we can to ensure that all of our products are as sustainable as possible, be it our plastic free, fully recyclable packaging, GM free seeds or ethically sourced compost.

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