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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

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