Silky, speckled, 1-2" blooms grow in sprays on willowy gray stems. Easy-to-grow plants prefer cool growing conditions but can be grown in southern areas by planting in March to April. In addition to being known as corn cockle, Agrostemma is also known as common corn cockle. Ht. 24-36". Avg. 4,800 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.
Latin Name: Agrostemma githago
Days to Maturity or Bloom:
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CAUTION: All parts of this plant are poisonous, including the seeds. Exercise extreme caution around children and pets. The purchaser assumes all liabilities relating to the use of this product.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days at 60-70°F (16-21°C).
SOWING: Performs best in areas with cool summers. Sow at 2-3 week intervals until midsummer for continuous bloom. Corn cockles bloom from July to August. Direct seed (recommended): Sow in early spring when the soil is cool and a light frost is still possible. Sow 1/8" deep. Thin to stand 6-9" apart when the first true leaves appear. Transplant: Sow 4-5 weeks before the last frost date. Lightly cover the seed. Transplant into cell packs or larger containers when the first true leaves appear. Harden off and transplant outdoors after the last frost.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Rich, well-drained soil.
PLANT HEIGHT: 24-36".
PLANT SPACING: 6-9".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Fresh: Harvest when 1 to 2 flowers in a spray are open.
USES: Excellent cut flower filler. Mass plantings. Cottage gardens.