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Wildflower Cornflower Centaurea cyanus Seeds
Wildflower Cornflower Centaurea cyanus Seeds

Wildflower Cornflower Centaurea cyanus Seeds

A classic British wildflower with bright blue blooms
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
RHS Perfect Pollinators
  • A native of British meadows and fields, this gardeners’ favourite is loved by butterflies & bees
  • Relive childhood memories of golden fields of corn, peppered with the bright blue cornflowers
  • Quick and easy to grow, this colourful British favourite is ideal for naturalising
  • Ideal to get kids interested in gardening or for time-strapped gardeners who want results without the effort!
  • Supplied as a pack of 70 seeds. Native grown seed not taken from the wild
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Product Description

A native of British meadows and fields, this gardeners’ favourite is loved by butterflies & bees.

Relive childhood memories of golden fields of corn, peppered with the bright blue cornflowers and the gentle hum of busy pollinators on a bright summer’s day.

Quick and easy to grow, this colourful British favourite is ideal for naturalising and will attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. Also known as Batchelors Buttons, this showy annual is a slender, dainty plant with sky-blue flowers. Perfect for punctuating wild gardens or meadows with colour. Ideal too to get kids interested in gardening or for time-strapped gardeners who want results without the effort!

A hardy annual, cornflowers will grow and flower in the same year (or the following year if sown late in the year). Excellent as a cut flower, you can add a bunch to a vase or use them in mixed bouquets.

Never before has it been so important to protect pollinators such as bees, and this wildflower is ideal to encourage them into your garden. Bees are invaluable for pollinating a whole range of plants and especially useful for kitchen gardens to enable the formation of many fruits and vegetables. Take a look at our bee book for more details on these fascinating insects.

Growing to 60cm (24in) Sow outdoors, March-May or August-October, directly where they are to flower. Flowers July – September.

Supplied as a pack of 70 seeds. Native grown seed not taken from the wild.

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Item 760011 supplied as:

Supplied as a pack of 70 seeds. Native grown seed not taken from the wild.

Growing to 60cm (24in) Sow outdoors, March-May or August-October, directly where they are to flower. Flowers July – September.

Plant Information

Care Guide

How to grow cornflowers:

  • Sow 0.5cm (¼in) deep, directly into prepared, well-drained soil
  • Before sowing, rake the soil to a fine tilth and water well
  • When seedlings appear in (usually 14-28 days), thin them to 20cm (8in) apart.
  • Water well and regularly until plants are established.
  • Keep plants weed free to avoid competition.
  • For a continuous display, make sowings at two to three-week intervals.
  • For a more natural effect, sow in curves or loose blocks
  • Flowers: June-September. Late summer and autumn sowings will flower the following year, often earlier than spring sowings.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
60cm
30cm
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Wildflower Cornflower Centaurea cyanus Seeds
Wildflower Cornflower Centaurea cyanus Seeds
70 seeds
Item: 760011
Only £2.99