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Other names: Cornflower
Characteristics: Annual 70 cm
Seeds per packet: Approx 150
The fluffy thistle like flowers of this popular variety grow on long stems and bloom in a range of soft colours that are sweetly scented. Easy to grow from seed and a charming addition to the garden.
Ideal for cut flowers, bedding and borders.
Adaptable to most good well-drained garden soils in a sunny position. Hardy undemanding plant that tolerates poor soils and is drought and frost resistant.
Tropical: Autumn and Winter.
Temperate: Late summer and Autumn.
Cold: Autumn and Early Spring.
Sow: 3mm deep.
Sow direct or sow in trays and transplant when large 5-6cm tall.
Plant space: 40cm
Germination: 14-21 days
Flowering: 14-18 weeks
Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.