Corncockle used to be a common sight in the British countryside but is very rare to see it now. They make excellent cut flowers and the bees can’t get enough of them. Being hardy you can make an autumn sowing too.
Corncockle stems are strong and ‘downy’ and the gorgeous pink flowers will keep on coming if you pick them. A true ‘cut and come again’ plant.
Either direct sow your corncockle seeds in the ground or start them off in pots on the windowsill…they are super easy but the kids will still be impressed.
Seeds in packet: 100 ish
Sow: March-May and September.
NB All parts of the plants are toxic…so don’t eat them!