Cornflower ‘Black Ball’ has intensely dark purple blooms which contrast beautifully with tall silver stems that are perfect for cutting. Cornflowers, also known as bachelor buttons, adapt to a variety of soils and thrive in full sun or partial shade. These versatile plants are also heat and drought tolerant, and are ignored by deer. ‘Black Ball’ is equally at home in beds and borders as well as meadow gardens where it attracts numerous pollinators and beneficial insects. Flower petals are edible and can be sprinkled on salads, cottage cheese, and desserts.