Corn Cockle is not a popular garden flower, and it is even less popular with the farmer when it appears as a weed in his fields. But it is an excellent cottage garden plant, bearing largeon top of slender which withstand both wind and rain. The Corn Cockle is recommended for .
VARIETIES: The weed A. githago bears narrow hairyand bright magenta flowers which close at night. The variety most commonly grown asagarden plant is A. githago ‘Milas’ which came from Turkey. Its pale flowers fade to white at the centre – they measure 2 in. across and provide unusual specimens for flower . Gather the blooms when they are fully open.
SITE AND SOIL: Any reasonable garden soil will do – thrives best in full sun.
PLANT DETAILS: Height 2.5 ft.
Spacing: 1 ft.
Flowering period: June-August.
PROPAGATION: Dislikesdisturbance. Sow in autumn or early spring where they are to flower.