pink family, carnation family Agrostemma sp.


Kornrade/corncockle (annual overwinter) / Corn champion Corncockle

This native herb grows amidst grain fields, but has largely disappeared due to herbicide use. This is unfortunate since the beautiful purple flowers add that special something in aestetics to the farm field. Height reaches 30–100 cm with a flowering time of June to July. Seeds are toxic in large quantities.

Sow by broadcasting seeds in autumn or March–April right into the field. Corncockles thrive in any open garden soil in a sunny location. Grows well with neighbouring plants of bellflower and poppy.

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