Cornflower is also known as Bachelor's Button. It makes a welcome addition to any wild flower seed garden due to its sky blue color. Cornflower has many other uses including: having sturdy, long stems for cut flowers, making attractive medium to tall backdrops for the perennial or wildflower garden, being extremely easy to grow from wildflower seed, and having some benefit in the medicinal garden. Cornflowers are another member of the huge Aster family, and originate in Europe, where they are sometimes a nuisance in corn and grain fields, thus the name Cornflower. They have naturalized throughout much of the United States, and are a mainstay in wild flower seed mixes. They make long-lasting cut flowers which gives Cornflower its common name "Bachelor's Button" due to its lasting qualities when pinned into the lapel of a tuxedo or suit.
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