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Chrysanthemum segetum

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Chrysanthemum segetum Seeds

Corn Marigolds are sadly missing from much of the British countryside today. Luckily they are easy to grow from seed so if you're planning a wildflower patch or meadow in your garden then I can heartily recommend them. This lovely annual plant produces feathery foliage topped by masses of daisy-like yellow flowers, each with a central yellow disk. Blooms are full of nectar and easy for Bees and Butterflies to land on. In fact they are great for lots of pollinating insects and listed by the RHS as Perfect for Pollinators.

Lovely for cottage gardens and for wilder parts of manicured gardens such as an orchard, Corn Marigolds flower from June until September. They are also suited to naturalistic planting schemes and wild flower meadows where they grow beautifully with Grasses such as Briza, Ox-eye Daisies, Geranium and other British wildflowers such as Cornflowers and Poppies.

Grow Chrysanthemum segetum in full sun with well drained soil for best results.

Genus Chrysanthemum segetum

Common name Corn Marigold
Plant Type Annual Wildflower.
Height & Spread 60-75cm (2-2.5 feet) tall x 30cm (1 foot) spread
Sow Seeds Sow directly onto a well prepared seedbed in spring (February-April) for flowers from June all summer long. Please note that Corn Marigolds don't establish well in grass.
Thin/Plant Out Allow a minimum space of 30cm per plant.
Conditions Required Corn marigolds love well drained soil and prefer a site with plenty of sunshine.
Flower Production Blooms are produced from June until September. Once flowering is over mow over them or allow the plants to self-seed.
Picking Cut flowers regularly and dead-head to make sure that your plants continue to produce new blooms. When cutting place the cut flowers into a tall bucket of clean water. Allow to rest overnight before arranging. Corn Marigolds are lovely in posies of wildflowers.
Planting Combinations Corn Marigolds grow particularly well with other cornfield annuals such as Grasses, Ox-Eye Daisies, Corn Chamomile, Geranium, Poppies and Cornflowers.

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