Cornflower - Polka Dot Mixed
Cornflower 'Polka Dot Mixed' blends the loveliest shades of cornflower colours for a really pretty addition to summer borders. These easy to grow annuals attract bees and butterflies to their nectar rich blooms. With their wiry stems and ruffled petals they make a delicate cut flower too. Height: 45cm. Spread: 30cm.
Optimum Germination Temperature: 65-70F (18-20C). Sowing Depth: ¼in (6mm). Sowing Time: Sow March-April or August-September for overwintering. The seed can be sown outdoors where they are to flower in spring or autumn and thinned out to 12in (30cm) apart. Sown in the late summer/early autumn to produce even better plants for flowering next summer, and final thinning should be left until the spring so that the plants are about 45cm (18in) apart.
Space the plants 3cm (12in) apart in full sun in ordinary garden soil.