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Cornflower 'Polka Dot'     

Centaurea cyanus

  • 6 plantings
  • 2 available for swap
  • 0 wanted
  • 19 stashed

Polka Dot is part of the Centaurea genus and is a Cornflower variety. Its scientific name is Centaurea cyanus 'Polka Dot'. Polka Dot is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety. This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Bright Purple and   Bright pink and   White. The leaves of this particular variety normally show as   Lincoln green colour. This variety is an Flower that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Polka Dot normally grows to a mature height of 90.0 cm (that's 2.93 feet imperial).

Polka Dot Cornflower is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Polka Dot have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Polka Dot

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Polka Dot is thought of as half hardy, so it will need cloching or fleece protection when the temperature dips. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Polka Dot are Zone 6 and Zone 11.

Growing Polka Dot from seed

Look to ensure a distance 0.98 inches (2.5 cm) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.23 inches (0.6 cm) deep.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Polka Dot about 7 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Polka Dot

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Polka Dot is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Polka Dot