Bushy base-branching annual cornflower with double blue flowers. Ideal as an edible bedding plant for a sunny position. Tolerant of a range of soils and both drought hardy and frost hardy annual. Pick edible blooms when quarter to half open. Flowers have a long history of medicinal use but are rarely used these days. A blue dye can be obtained from the petals. Good bee and butterfly attractor. Space plants 30cm apart. Height 55cm. 9cm pot. Certified organic plants.