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Agrostemma githago 'Ocean Pearl'

Corn cockle

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Hardy annual

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This is lovely summer-flowering annual has grey-green leaves and large magenta flowers. It is easy to grow and best suited for growing as a border filler. It can be sown in situ in early spring or in pots in autumn before planting out the following spring. The variety 'Ocean Pearl' has large, pure white flowers.

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Genus: Agrostemma

Species: githago

Cultivar: Ocean Pearl

Plant type: Hardy annual

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Grey

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 75cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: September to May

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