Cornflower is an attractive, tall annual with a much branched stem and hairy, grey-green leaves. Easily its most distinctive feature is its large intensely blue ‘flowers’, which in common with other members of the daisy circle of relatives (Asteraceae) are if truth be told a compound head of many small flowers. The edge of the head consists of large clear blue flowers and the middle of small purplish ones. Flowering occurs from June to August and is followed by the seeds that are equivalent in size to cereal grain but crowned with a brush of short bristles. Sowing: Sow in the early spring or in autumn Corn chamomile seeds can also be sown instantly where they’re to flower at any time from late summer to mid April but the most efficient results are on a regular basis obtained from an early spring sowing. Germination 7 to 14 days at 21°C (70°F). It grows readily from seed sown onto preferably, light well drained soils. Sow instantly where they’re to flower in a well raked bed ensuring that the soil is fine and crumbly. Scatter the seed, rake frivolously and firm down well. Keep well watered and weeded in early stages.