Annual plant with a height of 60-80cm. Flowers are large, multi-colored, 5-8cm in diameter, fragrant. It grows well on non-acidic soils, can not withstand excess moisture. Reproduces by seeds. It is not transplanted. Used for landscaping and cutting.
Sowing cornflowers Sow seeds from March to May outdoors for flowers from June to September, or sow during August and September to flower slightly earlier the following year. Sow seeds thinly in finely raked, moist soil where you want the plants to flower, at a depth of 13mm (½in) covering the seeds lightly with soil. Water the soil during dry periods. Thin the seedlings in stages to 15-23cm (6-9in) apart when they’re large enough to handle.
How to care for cornflowers Water plants whenever necessary to keep the soil or compost moist during spring and summer, as this will prolong flowering. Remove any competing weeds while the plants are young and establishing. Applying a balanced liquid plant food every couple of weeks in the growing season will also encourage more, bigger and better flowers. Deadhead plants regularly to prolong their flowering period well into autumn.