The Colonial Williamsburg seed program offers many of the same varieties of flowers, herbs, and vegetables grown in the 18th century, such as these Cornflower Flower Seeds.
- Packet of Cornflower Flower Seeds
- Annual plant Centaurea cyanus
- Made in the USA
Cornflower Flower Seeds grow in full sun. Sow seed directly in the ground in late spring after all danger of frost has passed. When seedlings are 2in. high, thin, leaving 3-4 in. between plants. Plants are drought tolerant, can grow in poor soil and dislike abundant moisture. Planting depth 1/2 in, spacing 3-4 in, 10-14 days to germinate and 30-45 days to blossom.
Eighteenth-century Williamsburg was the home of many ardent gardeners and plant collectors who often exchanged seeds with fellow enthusiasts in Great Britain. Gardeners obtained their seeds from store merchants or from traveling seedsmen.