Hardy annual with dark purple-black double flowers produced throughout summer, good for cutting. Cornflowers were common meadow weeds in Britain before the 1920’s, but sadly have been reduced
greatly with modern farming practices. Sunny position. Good for attracting butterflies and bees. Ht : 60cm (24")
Sow directly from March to April. Sow thinly, 3mm (1/8in) deep in drills 30cm
(12in) apart. When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 15cm (6in) apart. Can also be sown from August to September for early summer flowering next year. Sow in pots or trays of moist seed
compost and cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Keep at between 15-20C (59-68F). Germination will usually take 14-21 days
When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings
into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Overwinter plants in frost-free conditions before planting out the following spring.