Dark-burgundy pops of petals atop sturdy 30-36” stems. This deep color is hard to come by and is well suited to create “rustic chic” and autumnal arrangements. The flowers are also adorable, sturdy, long-lasting, and edible. Works well in both fresh and dried bouquets. Butterflies love em, but deer don’t!
For some tips on when to plant flowers check out our NW Flower Planting Calendar!
Days to Maturity: 60
Latin name: Centaurea cyanus
Life cycle: Annual
Direct seed 6 seeds/ft in full sun as soon as soil can be worked in spring or start indoors 4-6weeks before last frost. Seed depth 1/4.” Thin plants or transplant at 6-9″. Row spacing 12″.
All of our seed is Non-GMO and Certified Organic by Washington State Department of Agriculture. We grow the majority of our varieties here at Deep Harvest Farm on Whidbey Island while purchasing the rest from other small, organic Northwest seed growers. Finally, all of our offerings are open-pollinated (OP) so that you too can save and share seed from these plants!