Puriri Lane | Centaurea cyanus | Blackball
Puriri Lane | Centaurea cyanus | Blackball

Centaurea cyanus | Blackball

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

perfect for pollinators

Centaurea Cyanus "Blackball" is easy to grow and is a hardy annual. Commonly known as Bachelor's Button, this particular variety is a tall plant that produces stunning, dark rich purple, almost black, double flowers on top of the attractive silvery foliage. Cornflower Black Ball blooms all summer and into autumn providing a unique and exotic colour to the garden and attracting butterflies along with other pollinators.  

These look amazing with peach coloured Calendulas and Nasturtiums in a vase and make a great cut flower and of course being an annual, the more you cut them, the more they flower.
Cornflower Black Ball is a cottage garden favourite and also make an excellent border and cutting garden flower. Cornflower can tolerate drought and adapt to a wide range of soils, as long as a well-drained sunny spot is provided.

Annual | Will self sow

Height to 90cm x 40cm Wide

Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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