Edible Flowers Cornflower Blue Boy
Cornflower Blue Boy of the Asteraceae family is an annual plant that produces edible flowers like little blue buttons with a deep blue colour.
- Difficulty level: Easy
- Soil: Use soil that is rich in organic matter and that retains sufficient moisture. Make sure soil has enough drainage to allow water to drain freely.
- Sowing: All Year
- Germination: 10 – 14 days
- Days to flowering: 80 – 100 days
- Position: Sun
- Spacing: 25 x 25 cm
- Sow Depth: 3 mm
- Height: 80 cm
Sow Cornflowers early spring or autumn where winters are mild. It is always good start indoors in seedling trays.
Cornflowers make beautiful cut flowers, bunch nicely and in flower bougets. As an Edible flower it has a mild sweet flavour and used in salads, iced tea, cocktails and deserts. Flowers can be dried and used for decorating cakes, in drinks and whatever else you can think of
Cornflowers are native to Europe. Lately, Cornflowers are found all over the world. Furthermore, Centaurea cyanus commonly known as the cornflower or Bachelor Button was found growing like weeds in corn fields. Therefore, we call it the Cornflower.