blue cornflower seeds for sculptural flowers.
Cornflower seeds have some famous fans. Cornflowers were said to be a favourite of Egyptian Tutankhamun. Other big fans of these bright blue wild cornflowers are bees, butterflies and us.
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- Unfussy powder puff like annual flowers.
- Edible flowers are great for cake decorations.
- Cornflowers are dog and cat safe.
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Centaurea cyanus, also known as cornflower or bachelor's button, is an annual flowering plant in the family Asteraceae native to Europe. In the past, it often grew as a weed in cornfields. It is now endangered in its native habitat thanks to the intensification of farming, particularly by the over-use of herbicides.
In The Records
Cornflowers were one of the national symbols of Germany. One of the reasons was from the time when Napoleon's army pursued Queen Louise of Prussia out of Berlin. To protect her children she hid them in a field of cornflowers. In order to distract them and keep them quiet, she made wreaths from the cornflowers. Since then, the cornflower has become associated with Prussia.
|Features||Perfect for pots, pollinator friendly, hardy-annual and self seeds freely|
|Locations||Containers and garden beds|
|Effort Level||Looks after itself|
|Botanical Name||Centaurea cyanus|
|Other Names||bachelor's buttons, barbeau, blaver, blawort, blue blaw, blue bonnets, bluebottle, blue bow, blue poppy, blue sailors, blue tops, bluets, break-your-spectacles, brushes, bunk, corn binks, cornbottle, corn centaury, happy skies, haw dods, hurtsickle, ragged robin, ragged sailor and witches' bells|
|Pot Size||20 cm|
|Number of Seeds||200|
|Sowing Tips||Sow cornflower seeds on the surface of the soil and keep well hydrated. You can start the seeds indoors earlier and plant outside after the last frost.|
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