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Agrostemma 'Purple Queen'
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Agrostemma 'Purple Queen'

Agrostemma githago
Agrostemma 'Purple Queen's sparkling fuchsia flowers dance atop the willowy stems, each open flower lightly touched with striping that points to the pollen-filled centers. Once shunned as a weed in cornfields for its seeds contain saponin toxins. Today, showier varieties of Corn-cockle are welcome in informal gardens as long-lasting cut flowers and brilliant garden ornaments.
SKU #S1512
Caution: Poisonous. The purchaser assumes all liability related to the use of this product.
$3.50
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Details
Approximate Seeds Per Packet
80
Lifecycle
Annual
Annual Hardiness
Hardy Annual
Mature Size
2.5' h x 1' w
Sun
Full sun
Soil
Regular to rich, well-drained
Season
Summer
Color
Vivid fuchsia purple saucer-shaped flowers with delicate striping.
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
Agrostemma is easy to grow and pleasing as it sways in light breezes, making it perfect for annual meadows, cottage and cutting gardens where it attracts bee pollinators. While it can grow in most soil types, it prefers well-drained soil. If the soil is too rich, support at the base may be needed, such as short twiggy sticks. Deadhead the plant, but leave some flowers to self-sow. Caution: all parts contain some toxic elements, but particularly the seeds.
Final Spacing:
1'
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
About 1" per week.
Soil pH:
Not particular about pH.
Fertilizer:
No need to fertilize.
Diseases & Pests:
No major problems.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Cut when several flowers on a stem are open.