Cornflower Seeds for Children

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Description

RHS Plants for PollinatorsFab seed packet for kids to get growing wildflowers! Cornflowers are easy to grow and germinate quickly, so children won’t get too bored waiting for the flowers!  They are brilliant wildflowers for bees, too.

The seed packet measures 9 x 12 cm and is made from white recycled paper.  The cornflower seeds are inside in a paper sachet (not a foil and plastic one)

About Cornflower Seeds

Bee on cornflower

This pretty wildflower was once common in the wild in cornfields but is now very rare in the wild, having been eradicated by farmers.  The flowers are blue and “fluffy” and much loved by bumblebees, honeybees and solitary bees.  All members of the centaurea family are rich in nectar.

Latin name – centaurea cyanus

Height – 60 cm

Habitat – sun

Annual

Flowering time – June to August

Children planting seeds

June- August

Around 40 – 60 cm

Hardy annual

Full sun

Blue

Easy to sow!  In late spring, sprinkle the seeds onto a bare patch of soil in full sun and press in.  No need to cover with more soil. Water.  Can also be sown in large pots or troughs.

Seed sowing instructions

We say to allow 14 days plus delivery time for your order.  It really depends on the time of year and how busy we are.  Orders are also opened in strict order of receipt so please do not put a message on your order form about delivery as it won’t be seen until we get to your order – and by then it might be too late!  If you need your order quite soon or urgently, please call or email us and we will do our best to accommodate your deadline.  Full delivery information can be read here.

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