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Agrostemma githago 'Milas Snow Queen'

One of my favourite summer plants in the white garden at Sissinghurst, tall, elegant, and ghostly, particularly at dusk.
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250 seeds

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Details:

Type
Hardy Annual
Position
Container Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
June - October
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Group/Species
hypochondriacus
Common name
Corncockle
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Best sown direct outside March-May. Sow as thinly as possible. Once seedlings have a pair of true leaves, thin them out, leaving one good plant every 10cm. Thin again in a month or so to the final planting distance.

Description

One of my favourite summer plants in the white garden at Sissinghurst, tall, elegant, and ghostly, particularly at dusk. An ethereal and stylish cut flower, arranged simply on its own.

Care Tips

Deadhead regularly to encourage more blooms to form. Cut back seed heads if you do not want it to self-sow. CAUTION: All parts, but particularly the seeds may cause severe discomfort if ingested. Will need staking.