Agrostemma gracile 'White'
(Slender Corncockle)

Family - Caryophyllaceae
Category - Annual
Origin - Greece
Season of Interest - Spring, Summer, Autumn
Hardiness - H5
Height - up to 1.2m
Width - 15cm
Location - The House Border, The Wedding Ring Border

Description: A tall, herbaceous annual with a columnar habit. Narrow grey-green leaves are linear in shape, and the stems are covered in a fine silver felt. Trumpet-shaped flowers are ivory white with buff-coloured veining on each petal. The petals may have a darker dashed line running along each of the buff veins. The flowers are held singly atop upright stems and are produced in early and midsummer. Attractive to pollinating insects and excellent for use as cut flowers.

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Trumpet-shaped flowers are ivory white. The petals have buff-coloured veining, and each vein is often marked with a darker dashed line. The flowers are held singly on upright stems and are produced in June and July.

Flower colour: White

Flower shape: Trumpet-shaped flowers held singly

Flowering time: June, July


Narrow grey-green leaves are linear in shape. The leaves are held in opposite pairs on the slender upright stems. Each stem is covered in a fine, silver felt.

Foliage Senescence: Deciduous

Foliage Shape: Linear

Poison Information:

The seeds of this plant will cause discomfort if ingested.




Best in full sun in well-drained soil.