Corncockle was once a common weed of Irish tillage crops, but it is now a rarity. This species is produced by Connecting To Nature in Faithlegg, Co. Waterford, as part of their Irish Native Wildflower Seeds crop: 'It is always the first species of the season to be harvested as it grows to a considerably tall height earlier in the summer than most other Irish Native Wildflower Species'. This summer-flowering annual has a vivid, striking purplish colour.
Species lifecycle: Annual species only Irish Produced
Sowing rate: 1.5-3g per square meter
Access to light: Requires good access to light
Optimal sowing period: March to June or August to October
Flowering Period: May to September