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Grow a garden filled with the lovely Dwarf Blue Cornflower, from freshly harvested Centaurea cyanus flower seeds. Dwarf Blue Cornflower is a beloved annual flower, which produces deep blue colored blooms. 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.
Categorized as an annual flowering plant, the Dwarf Blue Cornflower will grow quickly, bloom profusely through the summer months and later die with the first killing frost. The seeds of these beautiful flowers can be collected at the end of the season, when the flower heads have dried out. Resow the following season, or allow seeds to drop to the bare ground beneath for fresh, new growth the following year.
Dwarf Blue Cornflower is established in many insectary's 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 Dwarf Blue 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.
Check out our other Cornflower species in the Cornflower seed category.
Sowing The Seed
Cornflowers are best established directly outdoors, when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed. Begin by clearing your sowing area of all unwanted plant life and weeds. Turn the dirt, or replace it with a fresh sowing medium. Scatter the seeds to the bare ground, spacing them out accordingly. Cover thinly, with 1/16" of topsoil so that direct sunlight can reach the seeds.
Cornflowers thrive in warm locations of roughly 65F to 70F or more. They require an area of full sunlight for the majority of the day, and are adaptable to almost any soil condition. You must make sure that your sowing area is however, well drained. To increase drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to areas containing hard, compact soil. Water the seeds daily until germination has occurred. Once established, Cornflower can be quite drought tolerant.
Germination & Growth
Cornflower seeds are known to germinate in as little as 14 to 21 days after sowing. The Dwarf Blue Cornflower will grow to a mature height of roughly 16 to 24 inches tall, producing lovely, blue, tooth shaped florets. Each flower can be spaced about 6 to 12 inches apart from one another. Dwarf Blue Cornflower is known to attract native honeybees, bumblebees, hummingbirds & butterflies as well.
Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: Absolutely not! At Seed Needs, we have a strong stance against GMO based seed products. We promise to NEVER knowingly carry, or ship GMO based seed products.
Question: Are your seeds orgnic? Or do you offer organic seeds?
Answer: At this time we do not offer certified organic seed varieties. Although some of the seeds in our shop may be from organic suppliers, we do not have the rights label them as such.
Question: Are your seeds Heirloom?
Answer: Yes, we carry a diverse selection of heirloom seeds that are sourced from professional growers that are located all over the globe. A small selection of varieties are Hybrids, and are labeled as such on the product listings.
Question: Are you located within the United States?
Answer: Yes, we store and ship all of our seeds from New Baltimore, Michigan.
Question: Do you ship out of the USA?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States and to Canada.
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