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Gillian McCullochWelcome 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?
The truth is that it’s not just a dream but a distinct possibility for you.

In this shop you will find flower seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Here are some of the best, most beautiful and easiest plants for you to grow.

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Agrostemma githago

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Agrostemma githago Seeds

This is the wild Corncockle is one of our most beautiful and popular wildflowers. This lovely hardy annual plant produces tall stems topped by large light purple trumpet shaped flowers. As you can see from these photos, blooms are wide open and are easy for Bees and Butterflies to land on. In fact they are great for lots of pollinating insects.


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.


GenusAgrostemma githago
Common nameCorncockle
Plant TypeHardy Annual. Wild Flower
Height & Spread75-90cm (2.5-3 feet) tall x 30cm (1 foot) spread
Sow SeedsSow 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 OutIn the garden allow a minimum space of 30cm per plant.
Conditions RequiredAgrostemma loves well drained soil and needs bare earth to grow well, they don't do well in grassy areas. They prefer an open site with plenty of sunshine. Please note that Corncockle is toxic to livestock including chickens so please take care where you sow these seeds.
Flower ProductionBlooms 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.
PickingCut 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 CombinationsCorncockle 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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