Corncockle plugs (Agrostemma githago)

Agrostemma githago (Annual) Flower Colour Reddish-purple. Likes Sun. Height 60-120 cm  Flowers June-August.

If ordered with other annuals or perennials that are not quite ready but will be shortly your order may be kept back till all can be sent

 

QuantityBulk Purchase Pricing
5 - 9£1.0000 Price Per Plant
10 - 49£0.7000 Price Per Plant
50 - 149£0.6000 Price Per Plant
150 - 0£0.4800 Price Per Plant

£1.00

Description

The plant was believed to be completely extinct in the United Kingdom until 2014, when a single specimen was found growing in Sunderland by an assistant ranger of the National Trust, This may be because intensive mechanized farming has put the plant at risk and it is now uncommon or locally distributed. This is partly due to changing patterns of agriculture with most wheat now sown in the autumn as winter wheat and then harvested before any corn cockle would have flowered or set seed. It can be found in fields, roadsides, railway lines, waste places, and other disturbed areas.