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Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
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Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)

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The wild cornflower once was a frequent visitor to cultivated and arable land all over Europe but through the use of pesticides and seed cleaning its population has diminished drastically. In its wild form it is among the endangered species in many
countries. In agriculture, it is still regarded as a field weed since it shares cultivation areas with cereals and oilseed rape.

The flowers and buds of the cornflower are edible and can be used in salads or boiled. Particularly interesting is their content of anthocyanins, a blue dye group that owes its name to the flower itself (Centaurea Cyanus). This makes it possible to obtain blue food coloring from the flowers, which can be used to color sweets and pastries. The colour obtained is also suitable as a colorant for fabric but not washable.

As a medicinal plant it is not very significant, although its wild form - in contrast to the ornamental varieties - contains some active constituents. Historically, it has been used for the treatment and prevention of ocular disorders and was regarded as a magical medicinal plant.

The flower had special symbolic significance both in ancient Rome, where it was assigned to the harvest goddess as a hair ornament. In addition, it has been used by various political parties as identification marks, including the illegal German national movement in pre-fascist Austria but also as a party symbol of the liberal party of Sweden and the national flower of Estonia.

Centaurea Cyanus seeds, content: Approx. 200 cornflower seeds
Details: Plant description & care
Plant family:
Asteraceae
Country of origin:
Eastern Europemittelmeer–regionsüdeuropa
Plant height approx.:
40 – 100 cm
Flowering time:
MayJuneJulyAugust
Flower colour:
Blue
Lifecycle :
Annual or biennial
Climate:
Moderate
sunlight:
Partially shadyfull sun
Water requirements:
Low
Soil type:
AridClayFreshHumicNutrient–poorSandnährstoffarm
Use:
Cut flowerDyer plantMedicinal plantOrnamental plantVegetables
Sowing & cultivation
Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
FebruaryMarchApril
Sowing time outdoors:
MarchAprilAugustSeptemberOctober
Sowing depth:
5 cm
Best germination temperature :
12 – 18 °C
Germination time in days:
10 – 20
Planting distance:
30 x 30 cm
An undemanding annual plant that grows up to one meter high. Direct sowing from April or already in autumn, planting distance about 30cm. Do not cover seeds with soil completely, they need light to germinate. The plant grows very well on nutrient-rich, permeable soils with lime content in a sunny location but is also satisfied with half-shade. Water very little and do not fertilize. It does not tolerate waterlogging.

When the flowers are harvested in time, the cornflower will bloom more than once within a year.
Other names
Botanical name:
c. arvensisc. vulgariscentaurea cyanuscyanus segetum
German names:
kornblumezyane
English names:
bachelor's buttonbluebottleboutonniere flowercornflowercyanihurtsickle
French names:
centaurée bleuet
Spanish names:
acianoflor celeste
Italian names:
fiordaliso
Details
Item number
1327
Brand
Magic Garden Seeds
Group:
Seeds
seed multiplication:
Conventional
Seed quantity:
200 Pcs.

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