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Cornflower: Blue Seed

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200 Organic Blue Cornflower Seeds [approx]

Name: Cornflower: Blue

Latin Name: Centaurea cyanus

Plant Type: Annual

Description: Blue Cornflower is a beautiful wildflower that was much more common in fields years ago than it is today. It is an easy to grow flower that is much loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators. It grows 70 to 90cm in height. It produces striking blue flowers from June to August. It can also be sown late in the year for early flowers the following year.

Germination Rate: 84%

Seed Origin: Austria

Sowing: March to May...September.

Flowering: June to August

How To Grow Blue Cornflower From Seed: Cornflowers do not like to be replanted, therefore it is best to sow the seeds directly where they are to grow. Prepare shallow drills that are 25cm apart. Sprinkle the seeds thinly into the drill and cover lightly with fine soil. Seedlings should start to show after 2 to 4 weeks.

When the seedlings establish, thin them to leave 10cm between the plants. Cornflowers grow tall, the plants being close together act as support for each other. 

The flowers produced are a beautiful blue colour that are much loved by bees and other pollinators. Removing dead heads will promote the plant to produce more flowers.