Corncockle Agrostemma githago
Common names include, corn pink and purple cockle.
Sow this tall annual plant in your meadow or wildflower garden and enjoy its attractive, pinkish purple, trumpet-shaped blooms all summer. Corncockle looks best in the company of other cornfield annuals: cornflower, poppy, corn chamomile and corn marigold.
One of the RHS Plants for Pollinators, the corncockle's flowers are beneficial to a wide range of pollinating insects.
Sow in spring from March to May, or in autumn from August to October.
Corncockle grows best in a sunny position on well-drained soil.
All our native wildflower seed is sourced from stock grown in the wild in Britain. It is then multiplied up commercially and packed in the UK so you can be confident you are buying native British wildflower seed.
Please note, corncockle may be harmful if eaten.
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