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Meadow in My Garden



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Cornflower Seeds

Centaurea Cyanus
Bachelors Button, Bluebottle Flower, Boutonniere Flower, Hurtsickle, Cyani Flower, Cyannus, Basket Flower, Blue Bonnet, Blue Blow, Bluet

Cornflowers are a native wildflower and once grew abundantly in the wild. However, changes to farming practices have seen massive declines in their numbers. The tall-stemmed flowers look beautiful in any flower border, particularly when planted in drifts, and provide a rich source of nectar for bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects. 


Contents: Approximately 350 seeds

Average height: 75cm
Aspect: Full Sun 
Soil type: Loam, Dry, Clay
Sowing period: March-May
First signs of blossom: 6 to 8 weeks
Average flowering period: 4 months

For an informal planting scheme cornflowers should be scattered thinly and covered with a light layer of finely prepared soil. In areas where winters are mild, success can be had from sowing outdoors in September, for flowering the following spring. For a longer flowering period try sowing in both autumn and spring, or sowing a small number every month throughout the growing season.

Cornflowers may lightly self-seed if flowers are not regularly harvested or dead-headed. This should be regularly undertaken to promote further flowering.

Pick flowers as soon as they are open. The long stems make cornflowers ideal for use as a cut flower. 

Our packaging is made from FSC recycled cardboard and environmentally friendly inks. The seed bags are waxed paper or compostable starch to keep seeds in the best condition during storage.

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