Agrostemma 'Alba'

Agrostemma ''Alba''

Corn cockle

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Agrostemma ''Alba''
  • Common name: Corn cockle
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 70cm

Spread: 30cm

Flower colour:
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Silver
  • Features: Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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