Agrostemma githago, ‘Queen Mixed’

1,750 د.ك

If you can’t quite decide which colour you prefer, this is a handy option with a mixture of white, purple and mauve flowers. 3ft (90cm)

This is a lovely wild flower, once a weed of cornfields but now, with the advent of herbicides, not nearly as common as it was. Definitely a cottage garden flower, easy to grow, good for cutting and withstands typical English summers. Flowers freely all summer long. Please note: do not sow in or near fields used for grazing sheep

Germination Instructions

Sow directly where they are to flower. Sow 12mm deep into prepared soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Sow sparingly in drills spaced 30cm apart. Keep the ground well watered. Germination takes 7-14 days. Seedlings should appear in 6-8 weeks for spring sowings. Thin seedlings to 30cm spacing. THIS PLANT MAY CAUSE MISCARRIAGE IN PREGNANT SHEEP AND IS TOXIC TO CHICKENS.

Growing Instructions

Requires little attention. No need to feed. May benefit from staking in exposed areas. Do not sow in areas grazed by sheep, or in a nursery meadow. Toxic to chickens.

Cultivation Instructions

Deadhead to prolong flowering window. Allow a few plants to self-seed, other plants can be pulled and composted in autumn.

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