A popular, old-fashioned annual that is very pretty in the garden and is quite useful as a cutflower.
A popular, old-fashioned annual that is very pretty in the garden and is quite useful as a cutflower. Gorgeous cornflower blue flowers have a delicate, feathery fringe. Grows to 45 cm (18") tall.
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How To Grow
385 seeds/gram. Heirloom. Select a sunny site and direct sow this annual in early May planting the seed 3 mm (1/8") deep – sow a second crop in 3 weeks. Thin seedlings to 30 cm (12") apart when they are 7.5 cm (3") tall.
Blooming Season Begins
Days to Emergence
10 to 14
Medium %2830 to 45 cm%29%2812 to 18%22%29
Killed by Frost
Degree of Difficulty
Cottage garden staple.
Stems with seed capsules are used in dried flower arrangements.