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Corn Cockle
Agrostemma githago 'Purple Queen'

Family: Caryophyllaceae (kar-ree-oh-fil-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Agrostemma (ag-roh-STEM-uh) (Info)
Species: githago (GITH-uh-go) (Info)
Cultivar: Purple Queen

Category:

Annuals

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Merced, California

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On May 3, 2005, ladyannne from Merced, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

We have this in a corner where it gets too little sun, but it dies off in the winter, coming back so slowly in the spring, thusly not too invasive, thank goodness.