Agrostemma githago

corn cockle

approx 90 seeds £2.49 Buy
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, preferably poor soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A beautiful, magenta-purple annual wildflower, once a common sight in cornfields. This summer-flowering corn cockle is perfect for naturalising in a sunny wildflower or cottage garden. Performing best in poor, well-drained soil, the flowers are highly attractive to bees.

  • Garden care: When sowing seeds do not use a fertiliser since wildflowers prefer poor soils. Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. In autumn cut the faded flowerheads down to the ground and compost the dead stems.

  • Sow: March-October or September-October

  • Flowering: August-Septemebr or May-July

  • Approximate quantity: 90 seeds.

  • Harmful if eaten

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