02 April 2013

Persian Cornflower: A Blue Crown?

Persian Cornflower is also known as Whitewash Cornflower maybe because the underside of the leaves is covered in silver hairs.

It is native to Caucasus Mountains and north-east Turkey where it grows on mountain meadows and stony slopes. Persian Cornflowers attract butterflies and bees

Like Nasturtium and Gazania, Persian Cornflower also doesn't need much water so over-watering is extremely prohibited. And to avoid over seeding, removing the dying flowers is suggested then collect the seeds, if you like, for further propagation.

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