Plant Care Common Corncockle

Common Corncockle

About Common Corncockle

Corn Cockle is an annual herb and weed native to Europe that has naturalized in most of the USA. The stems are hairy with opposite narrow leaves and the flowers are solitary with 5 pink to purple petals that bloom all summer. The plant is becoming rarer due to modern farming practices.


Agrostemma githago

Also known as

Corncockle and cockle

How to care for Common Corncockle


How often to water your Common Corncockle

Water needs for Common Corncockle
0.5 cups
every 9

Common Corncockle needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Common Corncockle in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Common Corncockle: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Common Corncockle love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Common Corncockle does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Common Corncockle

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Common Corncockle: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Common Corncockle after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Common Corncockle

Common Corncockle

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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