Centaurea Imperialis Purple Seeds - Sweet Sultan

Centaurea Imperialis Purple Seeds - Sweet Sultan

C. imperialis
Sweet Sultan, Cornflower
Cold Hardy Annual
Cut Flower

Product ID#: RC8180-8548

Additional Information

Harvesting Harvest when Mature, Good for Cutting, Long Vase Life
Growing Conditions Field Crop
Additional Characteristics Good for Overwintering, Cold Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Easy to Grow, Early Harvest
Flowering Month May, June, July, August, September, October
Garden Style Cutting / Cut Flowers, English Cottage, Heirloom & Heritage, Romantic, Victorian
Lighting Conditions Full Sun
Seed Type Heirloom, Open Pollinated
Days to Maturity 85 Days
Stem Type Single Stem
Plant Hardiness Hardy
Plant Height 21 - 30 inches
Plant Lifecycle Annual
Plant Moisture & Climate Heat Tolerant, Well-drained
Plant Uses Cut Flower & Bouquets, Fragrant, Sustains Beneficial Insects, Attracts Friendly Pollinators, Patio Container Friendly, Ornamental, Landscape
Shape Disk, Textural
  • 1 packet

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Centaurea Imperialis Purple is also known as Imperial Series or more commonly, Sweet Sultan. These beautiful Centaureas are delightfully rich in texture and add interest to any garden. Blooms themselves are 2" to 3" inches across and are best described as fringed, fluffy flowers. Almost thistle-looking, they protrude from a basket weave stem bottom that is also visually captivating. And to add to their depth of character, these blooms fill the air with a sweet honey scent all their own. Strong, straight stems make this variety a cut flower growers’ favorite!

Known to be grown in the Americas since the late 1700's when scented flowers were highly desirable, this is truly an old fashioned garden charmer. Considered a hardy annual, plants grow to 30" inches and like full sun. Packet: 100 seeds.


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