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Agrostemma 'Ocean Pearls'
Agrostemma 'Ocean Pearls'
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Agrostemma 'Ocean Pearls'

Agrostemma githago
An old-fashioned cottage garden flower that beautifully weaves among cornflowers in the early summer garden. Its name is derived from agros, a field, and stemma, a crown, alluding to its beauty and usefulness in constructing flowery adornments. 'Ocean Pearls' has abundant lustrous white flowers stitched with golden bronze swaying on the tops of the slender stems and silvery green narrow leaves. Easy to grow, sow outdoors in early spring.
SKU #S1205
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$3.50
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Details
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
80
Lifecycle
Annual
Annual Hardiness
Hardy Annual
Mature Size
2.5' h x 10" w
Sun
Full sun
Soil
Regular to rich, well-drained
Season
Summer
Color
Bright white saucer-shaped blooms with fine stitching in the throats.
Features
Great for containers
Great Cut Flower
Attracts Bees
SOWING INSTRUCTIONS
Depth:
1/8"
Sprout Time:
7-21 days
Seed To Bloom:
12 weeks
Starting Indoors:
Not recommended.
Starting Outdoors:
Direct sow in early spring; fall or winter in warmer climates (zones 8+).
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Easy to grow and pleasing as it sways in light breezes, Agrostemma is perfect for annual meadows, cottage and cutting gardens, where it attracts bee pollinators. While it grows in most soil types, well-drained is preferred. If soil is rich, support at the base may be needed, such as short twiggy sticks. Best in early summer, before hot temperatures dominate, or in areas where summer nights cool down. Deadhead, leaving some to self sow.
Final Spacing:
1'
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
About 1" per week should be plenty.
Soil pH:
Not particular about pH.
Fertilizer:
No need to fertilize.
Diseases & Pests:
No major problems.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
1/2 opened flowers