Cornflowers are most commonly blue in colour, which can be a rarer colour of flower. These flowers look wonderful in beds and borders, especially when featured as part of an annual bedding display or cottage garden. Cornflowers are also beautiful flowers which are great for pollinators including bees, butterflies and more.
Cornflowers are quite easy to grow and therefore tend to be a popular choice for beginner gardeners or those who want to plant with children.
These plants are cheerful and attractive.
These cornflower flowers come in a range of colours including white, pink, purple and red, but are most common in blue.
Cornflowers grow best in sunny places in rich and fertile soil.
When it comes to planting cornflowers, you can buy young plants to put into the ground in spring.
You should then dig over the planting area, incorporating lots of organic matter, especially if your soil is clay-rich or light, well-drained sandy soil.
Next, you should dig a good-sized hole big enough to easily accommodate the rootball.
Place the root ball into the holes you have made and adjust the planting depth so the crown of leaves is at soil level.
Add in more organic matter into the excavated soil and fill in the planting hole.