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Centaurea cyanus 'Florence Violet' (Cornflower 'Florence Violet')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.35m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Centaurea cyanus 'Florence Violet'

Other names

Cornflower 'Florence Violet'

Genus

Centaurea Centaurea

Variety or Cultivar

'Florence Violet' _ 'Florence Violet' is a dwarf compact annual, forming a profusion of double rich-blue flowers.


Centaurea cyanus 'Florence Violet' is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Flower

Dark-blue in Spring; Dark-blue in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadheading helps to prolong the flowering season.


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Where to grow

Centaurea cyanus 'Florence Violet' (Cornflower 'Florence Violet') will reach a height of 0.35m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Containers, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun. Autumn sowing will produce larger, earlier-flowering plants.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Centaurea cyanus 'Florence Violet'

Other names

Cornflower 'Florence Violet'

Genus

Centaurea Centaurea

Variety or Cultivar

'Florence Violet' _ 'Florence Violet' is a dwarf compact annual, forming a profusion of double rich-blue flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

Dark-blue in Spring; Dark-blue in Summer

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Deadheading helps to prolong the flowering season.


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Centaurea cyanus 'Florence Violet' (Cornflower 'Florence Violet') will reach a height of 0.35m and a spread of 0.3m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Containers, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun. Autumn sowing will produce larger, earlier-flowering plants.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3, Zone 2

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