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COUNTRY GARDEN SEED SHOP

Welcome to Country Garden Seeds! Flower Seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife? Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your wildlife will love too. In this shop you will find flower seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Here are some beautiful and easy plants for you to grow.
Hurray! It’s summer! Now is the time for preparing for next year and sowing Hardy Biennials for spring flowers. You can sow also carry on sowing seeds directly where you want them to flower. Please Note: Seed orders are dispatched as you order (usually same day or next day) and you will receive them within a couple of days.

Agrostemma githago 'Purple Queen'

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Agrostemma githago 'Purple Queen' Seeds

This is a Cut Flower version of the Corncockle, one of our most beautiful wildflowers. Purple Queen has been specially bred to produce tall stems topped by large light purple trumpet shaped flowers. Blooms are wide open and are easy for Bees and Butterflies to land on. In fact they are great for lots of pollinating insects. Recommended by the RHS as Perfect for Pollinators.


Lovely for cottage gardens, wildlife gardens and for wilder parts of manicured gardens such as an orchard, Agrostemma flowers from June until September. They are also suited to naturalistic planting schemes and wild flower meadows because they grow beautifully with grasses, knautia, geranium and other wildflowers.

Each individual flower is upward facing which makes is jolly useful in the garden or as a cut flower. Grow in full sun with well drained soil for best results.


Genus Agrostemma githago 'Purple Queen'
Common name Corncockle
Plant Type Hardy Annual. Cut Flower.
Height & Spread 90 - 100cm (3 feet+) tall x 30cm (1 foot) spread
Sow Seeds Sow seeds indoors 6 weeks before the last frost in your area then plant out in May. Alternatively direct sow in flowering position in spring (Mid April-May). Once established Corncockles will self sow in autumn into cultivated bare earth.
Thin/Plant Out In the garden allow a minimum space of 30cm per plant. Can be planted 20-25cm apart if growing in rows for cut flowers. (Use netting support)
Conditions Required Agrostemma loves well drained soil. They prefer an open site with plenty of sunshine.
Flower Production Blooms are produced 12-14 weeks from sowing. Flowers from June to September. Once flowering is over cut back or mow over the plants if naturalised in grass.
Picking Cut flowers regularly and dead-head to make sure that your plants continue to produce new blooms. When cutting place the cut flowers into a tall bucket of clean water. Allow to rest overnight before arranging. Lasts up to 7 days as a cut flower.
Planting Combinations Corncockle grows particularly well with other cornfield annuals such as Cornflowers and Poppies. They are also lovely with grasses, Knautia, Geranium and other wildflowers.


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