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Cockle, Corn Cockle
Scientific Name: Agrostemma githago L.
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Cockle, Corn Cockle (Agrostemma  githago)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 61. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. (USDA, NRCS)
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones

Heat Tolerance: Sow in the fall for spring blossoms in the hot deserts.

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Europe

Growth Habits: Annual, 2 to 3 feet tall (60-90 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water

Propagation: Seeds

All parts of the plant have a slight toxicity.

Blooming Habits:
Pink or white flowers in spring or summer. Some selected varieties have flowers up to 3 inches wide, and are good cut flowers. 'Pink pearl is a pale pink variety. 'Ocean Pearl' is white. 'Milas' is dark pink.

Fruiting Habits:

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