Cornflowers, or Centaurea Cyanus, are a sweet blue flower that isn’t uncommon in vast wildflower meadows.
They are also often found to flower in shades of red, pink, white or dark purple.
Cornflowers can be sown twice a year, once in April and the second in September.
These seeds will produce plants that flower early in the year – typically in the spring.
The seeds can be sown either in pots or directly outside in the spot you want them to flower.
Seeds should not be buried too deep, with just a light covering of soil.
Flower beds should be weed-free before planting.
These annuals are happy in Portugal soils, and therefore don’t need to be fertilised.