Corncockle

Agrostema githago
 
 

The flowers are reddish-purple and solitary with undivided petals.  Once a common weed in the corfields of England.  Flowers from June to August.  Seeds itself very prolifically and is related to other campions.

Height: 30-100cm (12-40in).

Planting site: Normal soil pH7.  Sunny position near a fence or other support.

Many butterflies and other insects depend on our disappearing native wild plants. By creating a wildlife area in your garden and growing native wildflowers, you will produce an attractive habitat for butterflies, bees, birds and other wildlife.

It is illegal to take plants from the wild.

Buy Corncockle Flower Seeds from Landlife Wildflowers.