Corn Marigold Seed

Glebionis(Chrysanthemum) segetum

£2.00£3.00

Annual Corn Marigold has cheerful, bright yellow daisies growing just less than a metre tall through the summer.

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Description

Glebionis segetum

Corn Marigold is also know as Gold or Dunwich Buddle. It is a very bright annual wildflower. Yellow/gold flowers in the summer, 3-5cm diameter. Recovering from herbicide use, it is now found on rough road verges and field margins, favouring sandy well drained soil.
It was seen as such a pest of crops that Henry II fined landowners who allowed it on their land!
The tender shoots and young leaves can be used in salads or, as in Cyprus, fried in olive oil. Best sown in late summer or early spring, into prepared, light soil. Also present in the Annual Corn Flower seed mix.

Seed from Shropshire

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Genus

Glebionis

Size

seed packet 5gm approx3000seed, seed packet 10gm approx

Family

Compositae

Flowering Month

June

Colour

yellow

Life Cycle

annual

Interest

flowers

Wildlife

yes

Requires

sun

Native

yes