Gardening Questions And Answers
Use well-draining soil and a container with several drainage holes. You may even use a soilless mix. Cornflower plants in containers prefer soil on the dry side, so the potting mix should be one which will not retain too much moisture. Plant at the same level at which they were growing and water the medium […]
Corn plants most commonly get brown leaf tips due to underwatering or inconsistent watering. Other common causes include water high in fluoride or chlorine, or sources of plant stress such as low humidity, excess fertilizer, excess heat and light, pests, diseases and stress due to acclimation or repotting.
Planting Cornflower Seeds Indoors – Cornflower seeds are very easy to sow indoors as well as outdoors. Watch the calendar and plant them accordingly, about 1 month before the last frost or about a month before you’re planning to set them outdoors. Fill containers or peat pots with your choice of growing medium.
Bees, like other insects, are attracted to cornflowers – also known as ‘bachelor’s button’. The annual wild cornflower – Centaurea cyanus, is easy to grow and is frequently added to wildflower seed mixes, or try the sturdier, perennial mountain cornflower – Centaurea montana, which has lovely, silvery leaves.
Like all members of the daisy family, the bright blue flowers of the Cornflower are actually composite heads of small flowers. In the Cornflower, the outer florets are star-like, and smaller, more purplish flowers are found in the middle. Stems and leaves are long and pointy, with hairy, blackish buds at the tips.
Coneflower Plant Diseases Stem rot – Stem rot normally results from overwatering, as these plants are quite tolerant of drought-like conditions and require less watering than many other plants. Powdery mildew – Problems with powdery mildew usually occur due to overly moist conditions and lack of airflow.