Cornflower

Did you know?

Cornflowers are the national flower of Estonia and mean delicacy and refinement in the language of flowers. This annual flower is common in European gardens. The most common variety is blue but there is also a larger flower yellow variety.

Selection and Storage.

Choose fresh looking bunches that have been kept cool. Once purchased keep flowers cool. Cut a minimum of 2cm off the stem, strip the bottom leaves off, and put in cold water with a flower preservative. The preservative will help the flowers open. Replace water daily as cornflowers are thirsty. This flower is very sensitive to ethylene. Keep them away from fruit, car exhausts and cigarette smoke.

Availability

August – January.