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botanical name:
Agrostemma githago
Agrostemma githago © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Corn Cockle
family:  Caryophyllaceae
characteristics: annual/biennial
height: 0.90m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: erect
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
Hardy annual with slender, downy stems and narrowly lance-shaped to linear greyish-green leaves. Long lasting, open trumpet-shaped, magenta-purple flowers in summer.

Poor, well drained soil in full sun. Dead-head to prolong flowering.

Sow seed directly into its growing position.

Grassland plant well adapted to growing amidst other plants.

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