Agrostemma githago

corn cockle

approx 90 seeds £2.49 Buy
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, preferably poor soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • 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.



  • Sow: March-October or September-October

  • Flowering: August-Septemebr or May-July

  • Approximate quantity: 90 seeds.

  • Harmful if eaten

Salvia sclarea L. var. turkestanica

biennial clary

Flowers over an extended period

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Phacelia tanacetifolia

fiddleneck

Fast growing, and wildlife friendly

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Papaver somniferum (Paeoniiflorum Group) 'Black Paeony'

poppy

Big, blousy, near-black blooms

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Omphalodes linifolia

Venus's navelwort

Zillions of white stars

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