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Agrostemma githago ‘Milas’

Corn cockle

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.6m to 1m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitGrass-like
  • Flower ColourPale pink-purple
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Agrostemma githago ‘Milas’ (Corn cockle). This is a popular cultivar of Agrostemma githago which is a fast-growing, slender, upright, thin-stemmed annual. The leaves are lance shaped and flowers are 5-petalled, purplish-pink, growing up to 8cm wide in the summertime.

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

Turkey

Interest and use

Cutting bed, ornamental, border

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilLight, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Prefers light, sandy soil in full sun. Flowers may need staking. Deadhead to promote repeat flowering.

Propagation

Sow fresh seed every year in early spring to retain the same properties of this cultivar.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free.

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