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Corncockle seeds – Agrostemma githago - Wildflower

Type: Hardy Annual Wildflower
Approximate height: Up to 75 cm
Flowering Time: May to August
Site and soil type: Well drained soil in sunshine
When to sow: Spring, summer or autumn
Where to sow: Outside, direct into soil or under cover, into modules or pots.
Packet contents: Approximately 75 seeds / 1.25 g

Corncockle has very attractive pink flowers and was previously commonly found in wheat fields but is sadly now very rare in the wild.

Its other names include Corn Pink, Gith, Joy of Love and Little & Pretty and it is popular with pollinators.

Warning: All parts of this plant and particularly the seeds are toxic. Do not ingest and keep away from pets and children.

Corncockle  attracts / provides food for the following creatures:

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  • An "RHS Plants for Pollinators" plant **

All our seed packets include sowing instructions.

Jemima’s Garden seeds are plastic free and reyclable. They’re contained in an inner glassine envelope, (made from pine wood cellulose), and an outer Kraft paper seed packet. Any shipping packaging is also plastic free and recyclable.

Key to symbols:

🐛 A food plant for the caterpillar

🦋 Provides nectar for the adult moth or butterfly

🦇 Listed in: Bat Conservation Trust Encouraging bats, A guide for bat-friendly gardening and living

🦇 (RHS)  Listed in the RHS Plants for Bats list

** RHS Plants for Pollinators. The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects. Find out more at

** The Royal Horticultural Society, and its logo, are trade marks of The Royal Horticultural Society (Registered Charity No 222879/SC038262) and used under licence.