Cornflowers posed dilemma for patriots as the national flower of the hated Hun

By Ian Warden
Updated April 23 2018 - 9:26pm, first published October 3 2014 - 4:32pm

Those of us who are cornflower-growing gardeners know that they have just begun to burst into heavenly-blue flower. One hundred years ago today cornflowers were blooming in Melbourne but (horror!) they were the national flower of the hated Huns we were at war with. What to do?

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