Puriri Lane | Agrostemma githago | Ocean Pearls
Puriri Lane | Agrostemma githago | Ocean Pearls
Puriri Lane | Agrostemma githago | Ocean Pearls
Puriri Lane | Agrostemma githago | Ocean Pearls

Agrostemma githago | Ocean Pearls

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

perfect for pollinators

This beautiful variety has scalloped white flowers with attractive gold-coloured whiskers which will bloom from early to late summer.  The flowers are held on slender stems above the pale green leaves. 
The Corncockle is a 'cottage garden' plant of old, it is fast-growing and makes a great wildflower meadow or cottage garden plant.  Growing to a height of 60cm the graceful stems are perfect for cutting and last well in the vase. 

Harvest individual flowers when buds are about ½ way open or harvest large branching stems when most of the buds in the spray are coloured. Expect a vase life of 7 days. Also, a great choice to grow in a pot.

Corncockle will grow well in most soil types but does particularly well on free draining sandy loams. Plants perform at their best when grown in full sun but will tolerate some shade.  Provided with regular water but can withstand brief periods of drought. As it is, in fact, a wildflower do not feed it any fertiliser as it prefers poorer soils. Both bees and butterflies love this plant.  This plant will self-sow so you will always have it but seedlings are easy to remove if unwanted or deadhead prior to setting seed.

The seed of Agrostemma githago contains githagin, a toxic saponin that causes diarrhoea. It is especially toxic to chickens. Care should be taken not to plant where they are likely to graze feed. Plant with caution around children and animals

Annual | Hardy - will self sow

Height with flower stems to 60cm x 30cm Wide

Plant Size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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