Sweet Sultan - The Bride

$6
CENTAUREA IMPERIALIS

One of my all time favourite cut flowers! Part of the same Centaurea family as cornflowers, they're like creamy white cornflowers on steroids, bigger flowers, much stronger less tangly stems, even more pronounced pineapple-esque markings on the buds.

Lasts amazing well in the vase, with a soft sweet scent. It's only shortcomings are it really does not appreciate wet feet, or too much warm rain for too long - but in normal not depressing early summer weather it's an absolute gem!

Always a favourite with ladybugs!

 

APPROX 30 SEEDS 

  

SPACING 

22cm

HEIGHT

80–110cm

IDEAL SOWING TIME

Late Winter–Early Spring

Ideal Planting Method
Transplant

 

I thought I was going to have to resort to growing my own seeds for these, but thankfully one of my suppliers just added them to their line-up this year, and their germination is waaaaay better than mine, so I think I might just leave that one to them.

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