Cornflower ‘Blue Boy’
Cornflowers are also known as Bachelor’s Buttons. ‘Something Blue’ is very popular for Weddings and Cornflower ‘Blue Boy’ stands up well out of water (as the common name suggests).
Bright and vivid Cornflower ‘Blue Boy’ is the one I choose when sowing straight blues.
A welcome splash of colour to the garden or allotment, cornflowers are perfect for the beginner. Blooming over a long period they perfectly compliment other hardy annuals such as Orlaya grandiflora, Sweet Rocket, Ammi Majus and Sweetpeas…
How to Grow:
Sow direct or into individual cells either in Autumn and early Spring. For the best results allow plants time to grow before the Summer heat pushes them into bloom. Provide support for nice straight stems and deadhead regularly to promote further blooms to appear. For more detailed growing instructions join our ‘Grow Along’ on Instagram
Variety: Centaurea cyanus
Type: Hardy Annual
Position: Full sun in free draining soil.
Sow: Spring or Autumn
Germination: Up to 30 days
Pinching: Not required
Harvest: May/June – July
Seeds per packet: 200 approx
Cutting /Vase Life:
Cut individual flowers when buds are about half way open. Place flowers straight into ready buckets of water. We rest our stems for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.