Corncockle Seed

Agrostemma githago

£2.75

Corncockle is an attractive cornfield annual with beautiful, purple pink flowers in July.

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Description

Agrostemma githago

Corncockle is an attractive slender annual wildflower which was once a widespread weed of arable crops in the south and east. It has been known in cornfields since the Iron Age. Sow on bare soil in late summer, autumn or spring as a nurse crop for new perennial wildflower meadows to give some pink purple colour in the first year. Or sow in the garden for its own sake!  Autumn sowing gives the best results. The flowers unfurl in a graceful spiral way.
To encourage Corncockle to persist from year to year, the soil needs to be cultivated every  autumn. Thrives on sandy loam in the sun.

Seed from Shropshire

Additional information

Weight 5.00 g
Genus

Agrostemma

Size

seed pkt (approx 350 seeds)

Family

Caryophyllaceae

Flowering Month

June

Colour

purple

Life Cycle

annual

Interest

flowers

Wildlife

yes

Requires

sun

Native

yes