Cornflower is a simple flower but has great beauty. Their blue flower heads appear in the summer on tall slender stems.
Cornflowers have been cultivated for many years into garden varieties and many colours are available. The native Cornflower Centaurea Cyanus is not often seen in the wild any more and it has a very pretty blue flower.
They can be grown anywhere in a sunny garden. Ideally they need to be grown along side other species as they may fall over if grown on their own. A Cornfield Annual mix with red of Poppies and Yellow of Marigold is a very attractive mix.
They should flower from June through to August and grow to height of between 1 and 3 feet.
It is an annual and needs cultivated soil to geminate in. They can be sown in the spring or autumn. Broadcast the seed then roll the ground afterwards. They will self seed if the ground is bare in the autumn.