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They are easy to grow, they flower all summer, they’re a hardy annual, which means they can be sown late in autumn or very early in the spring. The seedlings have time to establish before frost sets in. They will develop strong roots during the cool months, allowing them to form bigger plants and to flower six weeks earlier. They require a sunny, open spot and poor soil.
Companions with Wheat, Oats and Crimson Clover. Cornflowers have an upright posture that helps them fit in tight spaces. Intersperse throughout the garden, as cornflower nectar is unusually sweet, and thus a preferred food source for many beneficial insects.