The color cornflower is a symbol of heaven. The color cornflower is a type of blue, and blue in iconography symbolizes paradise. The color is named after the cornflower. In ancient Egypt, cornflowers were considered the flowers of the pharaohs and were revered as a symbol of fertility. A wreath of cornflowers was found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, indicating the value of this plant to the inhabitants of the banks of the Nile.