Wildflower - Corncockle
The Corncockle is an attractive wildflower meadow or cottage garden plant with large, pale purple-pink flowers that grow on single stalks in the summer.
It is fast growing and the tall graceful stems are ideal for cutting and last well in a vase. They can survive in poor soil with the minimum of attention and the flowers attract many insect pollinators including bees and butterflies.
|When to Sow||March to May and August to October.|
|Where to Sow||Sow direct outdoors in flowering position in a well prepared, weed free bed.|
|Water the area prior to sowing.|
|How to Sow||Sow by hand, distributing the seeds evenly over the area.|
|If you want a more orderly display, sow seeds in rows of straight lines or, curves for a more natural effect.|
|For a continuous display, make sowings at two to three-week intervals.|
|What to do Next||Water well until established|
|Do not over fertilise because this will lead to excessive leaf growth at the expense of flowers.|
|Flowering period||June to September|