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Corncockle

Agrostemma spp.

Agrostemma githago 1 by Franz Xaver (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Corncockle Overview

Agrostemma is a small genus containing just 2 annual species, commonly called Corncockles. These plants range from southeastern Europe to western Asia. Corncockles produce oppositely arranged leaves and solitary flowers with 5 petals. The flowers are trumpet-shaped and usually pink, red or white, with discrete striped markings on the inner petals. All parts of these plants are toxic and they are considered weeds in many locations.

How to propagate Corncockle

Seed

By seed sown in spring or early autumn.

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