Corncockle Bianca is an elegant variety with large white flowers on long, straight stems. Once a common sight in the cornfields now corncockles are more often seen grown in a beautiful, cottage garden border.
They are good for a cut flower garden as they have a long vase life. They look amazing tumbled into a vase with other informal flowers or equally as enchanting if displayed independently.
Easy to grow either started undercover or sowed directly into the soil. Deadhead the flowers regularly to encourage more flowers. Self-seeds freely.
Seed Quantity 100 Seeds
Type Hardy Annual
Genus Agrostemma githago
Sow Seeds Sow the seeds directly into the soil in September or April.
Grow them close together and through some netting for support.
Or sow into modules, pot on as required and overwinter in an unheated greenhouse or polytunnel.
Germination is approx 14 days.
Plant Out Can grow to about 1m and will benefit from growing through the netting for support. Likes full sun.
Height & Spread 60-90cm high x
RHS Plants for Pollinators.
The RHS Plants for Pollinators mark is only given to plants that support pollinating insects.
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Wow what an absolute delight this company is. Their customer service is superb - they kindly arranged for me to order this box and hold back delivery until we knew the actual moving in date. And it arrived not only on time but full of love with beautiful planet friendly packaging. How many gifts can be buy where there is joy in the purchasing, the receiving AND in the anticipation for when the flowers actually appear.
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Beautifully presented!! Good number of seeds per packet and a lovely selection of flowers !
It was estimated to arrive, a bit too late , as we were going away and wanted to give it to my sister in law, before we went.. a quick E mail to the seller, and it was dispatched immediately and arrived in time… excellent!!
I'm obsessed with bishybarnabeescottagegarden seeds, it's like being a kid in a candy store , I love varieties of the flower selection, I always order the seed boxes because they are great value for money and there's always a cute surprise every time I open the box , love the presentation and iv planted so many seed this month so impatiently waiting for next spring 🤭
From ordering, receiving my gorgeously wrapped box, opening to reveal copper coloured shiny tins with beautiful labels. To smelling the fantastic fragrance, I was overwhelmed with the seamless flow of this purchase. Highly recommended and I’ll definitely try out more flavours.
Ordered these as I saw one growing wild in my garden and thought was lovely. Seeds arrived very promptly, part of a small batch of various seeds, along with a free gift which was very much appreciated. Will certainly buy again and am looking forward to seeing the plants next year.
Seeds sown directly outdoors last summer, all germinated and formed lovely silvery rosettes, and half have now also thrown up flower stalks and are producing stunning vivid pink flowers. I’m hopeful that the other half may do the same next summer. Great seeds, well packaged, excellent instructions - many thanks!
I've never grown Hesperis (sweet rocket) until this year, but Melanie's seeds were so successful and prolific, that I now have beautiful flowers wafting their amazing aroma around my garden...plus our honey bees are so happy 🐝 In fact lots of pollinators are visiting!