CORNFLOWER HALLOWEEN RED AND BLACK CENTAUREA CYANUS BACHELORS BUTTONS SEEDS $2.30

THIS HALLOWEEN MIX CONTAINS EDIBLE FLOWERS! RED AND BLACK CORNFLOWERS! SUCH A SPOOKY COLOUR COMBINATION! THEY ARE A MAGNET FOR BEES, BUTTERFLIES, BIRDS AND LOADS OF BENEFICIAL INSECTS! IT NEEDS NO SPECIAL SOILS, DRY, SANDY AND DEVOID OF FERTILISER? WELL, THESE WILL LOVE THAT! IN FACT DON’T GIVE THEM TOO MUCH GOODNESS AS YOU WILL GET LEAVES BUT HARDLY ANY FLOWERS!

Best with at least half a day of full sun, these thrive in dry areas! Well-drained soil is best. Cornflowers do best in soil with low fertility so there’s no need to add fertiliser or organic matter. They are an edible bloom that has a slightly sweet to spicy flavour. Cornflowers are often used as a garnish; although, the flower can also be used as a natural food dye.

Grow Notes
For best results, grow in full sun in well-drained soil. Avoid planting in extremely hot or cold weather which can affect germination and growth.

Sow

Sow seeds directly in the garden 5mm deep and 20-35cm apart. Keep soil moist but never wet or dry. Seeds should germinate in around 7-14 days at a soil temperature of 15-18°C.

 

PICTURE Terry Lucas, CC BY 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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