Agrostemma githago 'Alba'

Corn cockle

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Hardy annual

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Agrostemma 'Alba'
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Agrostemma githago 'Alba' is a lovely variety of the summer-flowering annual, corn cockle. It has grey-green leaves and large white flowers. It's easy to grow and well suited to using to fill gaps in the border or as part of a summer container display. It also works well in annual meadow schemed.

For best results sow Agrostemma githago 'Alba' seed in situ in spring, in well-drained soil in full sun. Allow plants to self-seed after flowering.

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Genus: Agrostemma

Cultivar: 'Alba'

Plant type: Hardy annual

Flower colour: Magenta

Foliage colour: Grey

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 70cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: September to May

Flowering period: June to August

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