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Agrostemma Githago (Corn Cockle)

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Agrostemma githago (corn cockle)

Agrostemma Githago (Corn Cockle)


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Position: full sun
Soil: well-drained, preferably poor soil
Rate of growth: average Flowering period: June to August Flower colour: magenta-purple
Other features: lance-shaped, grey-green leaves
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.

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