Cornflower - Double Blue
Cornflower is one of the easiest flowers to grow and the masses of colourful flower heads that will be produced are simply stunning. Known as Bachelor's Buttons, they were traditionally worn by horse riders in the ring. You cannot have a cottage garden without the lovely blue flowers of this popular annual. Double Blue produces beautiful, tall stems for a lovely cut flower at an approximate height of 60cm.
Sow from March to May in shallow drills in a weed free flowering site. Just rake into the surface to create an eye catching mass display. They can also be sown in a sheltered position in September for an early spring flowering. Plants should not be transplanted. Thin out to avoid overcrowding but leaving the plants fairly close helps give support. Flowers from June to August.