Corncockle Agrostemma Githago

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The large pinkie purple flowers are borne singly on a long stem. Long pointed sepals surround the flowers. The flowers are followed by a straw coloured flask like seed head containing large (3.5mm) black, rough textured seed.

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Corncockle Agrostemma Githago

Corncockle Agrostemma Githago is a medium height annual (1m) with long, narrow and softly hairy leaves. The large pinkie purple flowers are borne singly on a long stem. Long pointed sepals surround the flowers. The flowers are followed by a straw coloured flask like seed head containing large (3.5mm) black, rough textured seed.

Please note the seeds and plants are poisonous if eaten.

Cultivation Advice Corncockle Agrostemma Githago

  • You can sow the seeds on bare earth to the flowering position in the autumn or spring.
  • Avoid sowing in winter or mid – summer. .Prefers free draining sandy loams but will grow on most types.
  • Will readily self seed but you will need to mow surrounding plants and and scarify soil in late autumn / winter.