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Agrostemma githago

Corn cockle

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.6m to 0.9m
  • Spread0.25m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPink, white
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Agrostemma githago (Corn cockle). This is a half hardy annual which will re-seed easily. This plant will grow to a height of about 1m and will bear large, soft pink flowers in the summer. These are fast-growing plants with lance-shaped leaves. The seeds are poisonous so be careful.

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Other common names

Corncockle

Origin

Turkey

Interest and use

Cutting bed, ornamental, border, meadow

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0

Cultivation

They will need some support. Remove the faded flowers; this will prolong the flowering and encourage new flower production.

Propagation

By seed sown in spring or early autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free.

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