Rich burgundy fuzzy flowers and decorative silvery seed heads, make Centaurea atropurpurea a stately eye-catcher.
Those deep burgundy mops of blooms strut proudly on tall stems in summer.
And give striking contrast against a decorative rosette of silvery foliage below.
Wine Cornflower is a tough perennial for Full Sun.
Where it is heat, dry & frost hardy.
Plus water -wise and drought resistant.
Making Centaurea atropurpurea an ideal candidate for gardeners grappling with less than ideal conditions. It is a bonus that it can also cope with poorer soils if necessary.
An all-round tough, low maintenance perennial for hotter and drier gardens.
Upright 1.2m H x 60m W approx.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Scatter directly in the garden / or sow in punnets indoors for early plants.
Centaurea atropurpurea can be sown at any time of year.
Indoors: Scatter the seed on the surface of good quality potting mix.
Lightly cover with mix to approx. 2mm.
Keep moist. A temperature of around 15-20°C is best for rapid germination.
Seedlings emerge in approx. 7-14 days.
SEED COUNT: 10 seeds per pack approx.