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Centaurea cyanus 'Tall Tutu' (Cornflower 'Tall Tutu')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Centaurea cyanus 'Tall Tutu'

Other names

Cornflower 'Tall Tutu'

Genus

Centaurea Centaurea

Variety or Cultivar

'Tall Tutu' _ 'Tall Tutu' Mix is an upright annual forming a mound of double flowers in shades of blue, maroon, red, rose and white, edged with white, in the summer.


Centaurea cyanus 'Tall Tutu' is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Flower

Red, Maroon, Blue, White 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 'Tall Tutu' (Cornflower 'Tall Tutu') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.6m 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)

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Botanical name

Centaurea cyanus 'Tall Tutu'

Other names

Cornflower 'Tall Tutu'

Genus

Centaurea Centaurea

Variety or Cultivar

'Tall Tutu' _ 'Tall Tutu' Mix is an upright annual forming a mound of double flowers in shades of blue, maroon, red, rose and white, edged with white, in the summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

Red, Maroon, Blue, White 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 'Tall Tutu' (Cornflower 'Tall Tutu') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.6m 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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