Agrostemma Githago ‘Milas Snow Queen’ – (Corn Cockle)
A very beautiful annual plant, whose satin petals have a silken sheen.
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This beautiful corn cockle has silken flowers of pure white which glisten in the sunlight, and a group of these is a arresting sight. It is a lovely cottage garden flower, whose sibling, the mauve corncockle, once grew in the english cornfields, amongst the corn to be harvested, but has now disappeared from the wildlings and is now only found in cultivated seed lists and gardens. It will gently set seed for you, but is never a nuisance. If you love the simple delicacy of wild flowers, this flower is a must have for you.
Sowing advice for Agrostemma Githago
Sow in Spring & Autumn.Sow direct where they are to grow.
Sow 12mm deep into prepared soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Sow sparingly in drills spaced 30cm apart. Keep the ground well watered. Germination takes 7-14 days. Seedlings should appear in 6-8 weeks for spring sowings. Thin seedlings to 30cm spacing. Requires little attention. No need to feed. May benefit from staking in exposed areas. Do not sow in areas grazed by sheep, or in a nursery meadow. Toxic to chickens.
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