Easy-to-grow from seeds, this tall annual makes a great addition to the summer border. Grow a garden filled with the lovely Tall Red Cornflower, from freshly harvested Centaurea cyanus flower seeds. Tall Red Cornflower is a beloved annual flower, which produces stunning pink to red blooms. The plants grow to a mature height of roughly 28 to 36 inches tall. Each flower head is roughly 1 to 1.25 inches in diameter, displaying tooth shaped florets. The blooms are known to attract native honeybees, bumblebees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other beneficial insects to the garden as well. Tall Red Cornflower is established in many insectaries and butterfly gardens. The plants also mix will with other wildflowers and can be seen in naturalized settings, along railways, in open fields and in meadows. You can use cornflower in a number of settings, such as flower beds, along fences, walkways & driveways, or even in pots & containers as well. Cornflower plants are among one of the easiest and most rewarding plants to grow from seed.
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 3-10
Direct sow in late fall or early spring, planting the tall blue bachelor button cornflower seeds thinly and 1/2" deep. In the spring, keep the soil moist after sowing; germination should occur within 7-10 days. To start indoors, plant three or four seeds 1/2" below the surface in individual peat pots. Keep the soil lightly moist and at a temperature of 65-70 degrees F until germination; thin to the strongest seedlings. Transplant the seedlings before they reach a height of 5".
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