Centaurea cyanus Cornflower, Tall Red is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. "Tall Red" is a cultivar of the species with vibrant red-pinkish petals.
The plant is an annual, which means it completes its life cycle in one year. It typically grows to a height of 60-90 cm (2-3 feet) and produces a single stem with numerous branches that are topped with flowers. The flowers are small, about 3-4 cm (1-1.5 inches) in diameter, with a distinctive fringed bracteole beneath each flower head.
The Category of Centaurea Cyanus, the good-looking red flower can be seen in well-known gardens all over the world. Used in the food industry like candies and sugar, the flower grows in a moderate environment under full sun. A center of attention for observers, the flower changes the game when butterflies make their way towards it. Native to Europe, the flower can make your life more peaceful than ever before.
The petals of the flowers are arranged in a ray-like fashion around the center disk, with the outer petals being larger and more elongated than the inner ones. The blooms of Cornflower Tall Red are particularly striking because of their deep red-pink hue, which makes them stand out in the garden or in floral arrangements.
Centaurea cyanus is native to Europe but has been introduced to other parts of the world, including North America. The plant prefers full sun and well-drained soil and is often grown as an ornamental plant or for its medicinal properties. The flowers are also edible and have been used in traditional cuisine as a garnish or for flavoring.
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Scientific Name: Centaurea Cyanus
Common Name: Cornflower, Tall Red
Plant Type: Annuals
Native Range: United Kingdom
Full Growth Height: 36 inch
Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Blooming Season: Summer (Early, Mid, Late), Spring (Late)
Attracts: Butterflies, Birds
Flower Color: Deep Rosy Red
Tolerate: Drought, Deer
Water Requirement: Dry, Moderate
Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Well-drained
Gardening Uses: Cutting, Beds and Borders, Coastal Garden, Prairies and Meadows