Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball'

Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball'
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Variously described as dark-crimson right through to dark-chocolate. I think these are more blackish purple, although when the sun shines on them they do look burgundy. The not-over large flowers are carried on long, slender stems which makes them great for cutting and for filling gaps between perennials in the border. These are half-hardy annuals, which means they can be sown in the autumn for late spring/early summer flowering. 300 seeds. June to August
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Flower attributes

Colour: Black

Flowers: Autumn


Soil: Well-drained

Planting position: Sun

Height x spread: 90cm x 30cm


Wildlife Friendly

Suitable for cutting

Care advice

Sow shallowly from March to May to flower later in the summer. Can also be sown in a sheltered position in September for an early spring flowering. Sowing instructions are given on the back of the packet.