Thompson & Morgan Cornflower Red, White & Blue
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Cornflowers are a cottage garden staple. This patriotic blend adds a real injection of colour to annual boarders and large containers. Can also be direct sown in between larger perennials and shrubs as a seasonal gap filler. The three strong colours look great in vase and posie displays too.
Sow cornflower seeds outdoors where they are to grow. Choose a position in full sun on well-drained soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Sow seeds thinly, at a depth of 3mm (1/8in) in drills spaced 30cm (12in) apart. Water the ground regularly, especially during dry periods. Germination usually takes 14-21 days. When cornflower seedlings are large enough to handle, thin them out to 15cm (6in) apart.
Alternatively, grow cornflowers indoors from August to September for early summer flowering next year. Sow on the service of a good quality seed compost at a temperature of 18-23C (65-73F) and cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Do not excluse light as this helps germination. Overwinter in cool, lightl, frose-free conditions before planting out the following spring, or growing on as greenhouse pot plants.
FORM & SPECIFICATION
- Range: A-Z - F
- Category: Flower
- Hardiness: -
- Longevity: -
- Flowering Period: June to September
- Harvesting Period: -
- No of Seeds: 125
- Measured By: Seed