Corn Marigold

£3.60

seed packet

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Description

Corn Marigold (Chrysanthemum segetum)

This yellow-flowered ‘daisy’ with attractive blue-green leaves is a vigorous annual which flowers in mid to late summer. It was once common in arable fields but is now found mainly in the Western Isles and north western Scotland. It has many Scots, Gaelic and English names including Corn Marigold, Manelet and Yellow Gowan.

This flowers the same year that it is sown, or the next year if sown in autumn but as an annual it will need to be resown if you want it to grow again.

Popular with pollinators like hoverflies.

  • Grows up to 60 cm
  • 150-250 seeds per packet

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Corn Marigold Cornflower in cornfield

Corn Marigold and Cornflower in a cereal crop


Bumblebee on Corn Marigold

Bumblebee on Corn Marigold


Corn Marigold (Glebionis segetum)

Corn Marigold (Glebionis segetum) plants


Honeybee on Corn Marigold

Honeybee on Corn Marigold


Wild bee on Corn Marigold

Wild bee on Corn Marigold


Hoverfly on Corn Marigold

Hoverfly on Corn Marigold


Corn Marigold (Glebionis segetum) flower and leaves with hoverfly

Corn Marigold (Glebionis segetum) with a hoverfly