Cornflower - Classic Romantic
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. Cornflower Classic Romantic is a delightful mixture of charming pink and pretty rosy red shades, ranging from light pink to red on lovely single and double blooms. This variety is an easy to grow and long flowering hardy annual which can grow to a height of approximately 45cm. It is an attractive flower to bees and pollinators so is a beautiful way to invite these insect friends into your garden.
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.