Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)

Cornflower is an adorable, bright blue flower with great potential. It is rich in nectar, which makes it a food of choice for pollinators. And it's edible for humans too! It decorates salads and desserts nicely, and you can even extract a blue food dye from it. Cornflower also has medicinal properties. It strengthens the body and the immune system and helps the liver for better digestion. Gargled, it can help with irritated gums and ulcers. However it is for the care of the eyes that it is particularly recognized, helping to reduce irritation, fatigue and even dark circles.Cornflower cornflowers bloom from June to August and the flowers can be picked to make bouquets of cut flowers .

Latin name: Centaurea cyanus
Common names: Blue cornflower, cornflower, barbel, audifoin, Blavelle, eyeglasses breaker or flower of Zacharie
English: Centaury, centory, centaureas, cornflower, bachelor's button
Family: Asteraceae

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  • Plant type
    • Annual
  • Flower color
  • Exposure
    • Half shade
  • Shape
    • Erected
  • Soil
    • Well drained
  • Watering
    • Undemanding
  • Sowing
    • Inside
  • Plantation
    • In the garden after the risk of frost
  • Days to maturity
    • 85 days
  • Germination
    • 7 to 21 days
  • Plant spacing
    • 30 cm
  • Depth
    • 0.5 cm
  • Width
    • 20 cm
  • Height
    • 30 cm to 1 m
  • Family
    • Asteraceae
  • Characteristic
    • Edible

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Plant type: Annual
Flower color: Blue
Exposure: Half shade
Shape: Erected
Soil: Well drained
Watering: Undemanding
Sowing: Inside
Plantation: In the garden after the risk of frost
Days to maturity: 85 days
Germination: 7 to 21 days
Plant spacing: 30 cm
Depth: 0.5 cm
Width: 20 cm
Height: 30 cm to 1 m
Family: Asteraceae
Characteristic: Edible

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