The Cornflower is a cottage garden favourite which is quick and easy to grow from seed. The stunning electric blue flowers will attract bees and butterflies all summer long and they make a great cut flower too. They're a hardy annual, which means they can be sown late in autumn or very early in the spring.
|When to Sow||March to May and August to October.|
|Where to Sow||Sow direct outdoors in flowering position in a well prepared, weed free bed.|
|Water the area prior to sowing.|
|How to Sow||Sow by hand, distributing the seeds evenly over the area.|
|If you want a more orderly display, sow seeds in rows of straight lines or, curves for a more natural effect.|
|For a continuous display, make sowings at two to three-week intervals.|
|What to do Next||Water well until established|
|Once the cornflower has finished flowering, leave a few plants to die down and self seed. Others can be pulled up and composted.|
|Do not over fertilise because this will lead to excessive leaf growth at the expense of flowers.|
|Flowering period||June to September|
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