With pretty ruffs of cobalt blue* petals, cornflowers bring a little wildflower- meadow magic into the home.
“They work brilliantly as a cut flower, either alone or mixed with other British garden flowers like dahlias,” says Ellie Marlow, florist at Catkin and Pussywillow. “For anyone planning a late summer wedding, they also make beautiful buttonholes and flower crowns.”
*Although don’t be limited to just blue: there are also white, pink, red and purple varieties.
Photography and flowers: Ellie Marlow, Catkin & Pussywillow, Winchester railway station (catkinandpussywillow.com)