Cornflower, Black Ball

Sow: March to May, or August to September

Flowers: June to September

Where:  In a sunny spot, in containers, flower beds, wildlife gardens, borders, vegetable patches

How many seeds?  0.4g (average 70 seeds)

Also known as: Centaurea cyanus, Bachelors Button, Bluebottle Flower, Boutonniere Flower, Hurtsickle, Cyani Flower, Cyanus, Basket Flower, Blue Bonnet, Blue Blow and Bluet

Cornflower ‘Black Ball’

These hardy annuals are traditionally blue in colour but are also available in a wide variety of colours, including white, pink, red and “black” (actually a very dark red). Cornflowers look beautiful in any flower border, particularly when planted in drifts, and provide a rich source of nectar for bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects. Cornflowers are easy to grow and provide flowers throughout summer, giving vibrant colour in the garden, as cut flowers, and on the plate.  The petals have a mild clove-like flavour and are great for making natural food colouring for icing cakes, for floral teas, decorating cheeses, cakes and rice dishes.  An easy to grow and popular edible flower.

Presentation Pack includes:-
Cornflower Seed
Growing & Harvesting Cornflower Instructions
Cornflower Eating Guide
Cornflower Recipe Leaflet
Edible Flower Recipe Cards incl:
How to crystallise edible flowers
How to make floral ice bowls and cubes
Plant Label

Refill Packs include:-Flower Seeds only


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