Height: 60-90cm (2-3ft)
Planting distance: 15cm (6in)
Soil: ordinary or poor
Site: open, sunny
Corncockle has a delicate appearance that belies its hardy constitution as a tough cornfield weed. One of the most popular varieties is Agrostemma githago ‘Milas’.
Tolerating poor soil, it is an excellent cottage garden plant, with large flowers on tall slender, and long, narrow . Crow corncockles en masse among other and . They make good cut flowers.
Popular variety ‘Milas’ has delicate pink flowers deepening in colour towards the edge, and grows 60-90cm (2-3ft) high. (Warning: theand plants can be if eaten.)
Sow in an open, sunny site in their floweringin spring or autumn in ordinary or poor soil. Thin to 15cm (6in) apart when the are strong enough to handle. Deadhead to prevent less vigorous self-sown growing. Don’t disturb .
Pests and diseases: Trouble free.