Agrostemma 'Alba'

Agrostemma ‘Alba’

Corn cockle

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Agrostemma 'Alba'
  • Common name: Corn cockle
  • Family: Caryophyllaceae
  • Plant Type: Annual
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Silver

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.

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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.

How to grow Agrostemma 'Alba'

  • Plant size

    70cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do not Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Agrostemma 'Alba' and wildlife

Agrostemma 'Alba' is known for attracting bees, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Agrostemma 'Alba' poisonous?

Agrostemma 'Alba' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Birds

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to Livestock

Toxic to People

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

Plants that go well with Agrostemma 'Alba'