AGROSTEMMA githago

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AGROSTEMMA githago

Corn Cockle
Select Item No. AO166

Quantitative Restriction

One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006)
Life Cycle: Annual
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Origin: Europe, Asia: fields and acres.
Special Features: Corolla similar to DIANTHUS. AGROSTEMMA githago has become rare on the fields. But still it is a very nice and easy growing biennial. Suitable for natural plant gardens. Allow to self seed.
Historical: Corn Cockle has been a common companion of fields and acres, and it was frequently used in traditional medicine.
 
Basic Colour: (red / scarlet / purple)
Flower Colour: purple-violet
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
Flower: single
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z10
Foliage: simple, narrow lanceolate, sericeous, silver-green
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 60 cm
Spacing between Plants: 20 cm
Soil Requirements: dry
Location:
Characteristics: toxic plant / medicinal plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 11.76471 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
85
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
30 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 5 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
early spring - spring
Sowing to Germination: 1 - 2 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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