Cornflower
Centaurea cyanoides 'Blue Carpet'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Centaurea (sen-TAR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: cyanoides
Cultivar: Blue Carpet

Category:

Annuals

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Madison, Mississippi

Garner, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 16, 2005, LilyLover_UT from Ogden, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:

This unique cornflower is easy to grow from seed sown directly in the garden in mid spring. The short, sprawling plants are topped with single, deep blue flowers. All cornflowers attract beneficial insects.