Cornflower blue - 50 seeds

Cornflower blue - 50 seeds


Cornflowers are extremely colourful hardy annuals. They look great in beds and borders, especially when part of an annual bedding display or a cottage garden, flowering from late spring and summer into autumn. Cornflowers are also commonly known as bachelor's buttons – and more than a dozen other common names. They make excellent cut flowers and attract bees and butterflies and other pollinating and beneficial insects.

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Sow cornflowers from early to mid spring for early summer bloom. Also sow in fall in climates with mild winters. Plant seeds in soil or in containers about 2 inches (5 cm) apart and one-half inch (1 cm) deep. Thin to 8 inches (20 cm) apart in all directions.

The most valuable blue sapphires are called cornflower blue
Cornflowers were found in Tutankhamun’s tomb. Despite having being over 3,000 years old they had lost very little of their colour.