MORRISONS is giving away 2.75 million packets of cornflower seeds to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and give the nation a colourful boost.

From today, packs of cornflower seeds will be given away in every Morrisons store nationwide.

Shoppers will be able to get a free pack at the checkout and online. Community Champions will also distribute them to local schools, care homes and community groups to help spread hope and positivity in their local area.

New research from Morrisons found the majority of people (63 per cent) view the Queen as a symbol of hope, placing Her Majesty above other notable figures such as Greta Thunberg (30 per cent) and Bill Gates (27 per cent).

In addition, nearly three-quarters of Brits (73 per cent) say flowers make them feel hopeful.

Cornflowers are known for their bright blue petals and the flower represents positive hope for the future and is one of the flowers being used in the Superbloom display at the Tower of London in celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Rebecca Singleton, community director at Morrisons, said: “The Platinum Jubilee is a time for celebration, and through our millions of Seeds of Hope packs we want the cornflowers, with their bold sapphire shade, to represent brighter and more positive times ahead.”