Cottage Garden Seeds
An old variety with large yellow plate shaped flowerheads from early summer until autumn on one metre tall stems. Very attractive silver green foliage. This plant prefers a sunny, well drained position and is moderately wind and salt tolerant. A medicinal plant and also used for dyeing. 400 seeds/ No.1/
With attractive fern-like leaves and purple-red-rose umbellifer flowers this mat-forming perennial adds colour and texture to gardens. Very attractive silver-green, scented foliage. Moderately wind and salt tolerant. A great long lasting cut flower that can also dried. To prolong flowering cut flowers for indoors or deadhead. Some variability in colour. 100 seeds.
An elegant weed suppressor, with attractive soft green, fern-like leaves form a thick mat to out competing weeds. Dense, flat, pure white flower heads rise to 40 cm in summer. They attract pollinators to the garden. This variety has a high oil content and is the preferred cultivar for medicinal and herbal tea purposes (it has even been used as a hop substitute). Drought tolerant. 100 seeds.
A strong growing, medicinal perennial covered in masses of white pom-pom shaped flower balls from early summer until late autumn. Beautiful cut flower and excellent for drying. Very hardy plant for full sun and average soil. Salt tolerant. Zone 3. A medicinal herb also used for dyeing. 100 seeds/No.1/
Full sun - Part Shade.
A long flowering hardy perennial that bares dense spikes of blue flowers with violet bracts. The leaves and seeds have an aniseed flavour and can be used raw in salads, cooked (in cakes or muffins) or steeped for a tea. The seed heads can be dried and used in flower arrangements. A native of North America. 100 seeds.
A bold and fun plant with brilliant spikes of red, purple, blue and white flowers. The plant has culinary uses as the flowers are edible and the lemon-scented leaves being used as a herb, brewed as a herbal tea or to provide a refreshing addition to your sangria. The blooms can be used as long-lasting cut flowers. Known in Mexico as Toronjil. Drought tolerant once established. Not to WA. 40 seeds.
A perennial herb with strongly aromatic mint and licorice leaves that is a culinary and tea herb and also used in traditional Chinese medicine. The lavender-purple-rose flowers appear on spikes from mid-summer to autumn and are great bee attractants. They are a long lasting cut flower. Handles a wide range of conditions. Flowers in first year. 250 seeds.
Over spring and summer this old fashioned, perennial cottage garden plant bears many 2m tall spikes, covered in finely segmented, single flowers in shades of white, yellow, copper, pink or red. These large plants need good soil, plenty of sun and a protected position. Great along fences or in bold groups in large beds. Flowers can be crystallised for decorating or use petals in salads. 30 seeds/ No.1/
Wonderful tall spires of wide, circular peony shaped, double flowers in purple, pink, red, white or yellow make this 2 metre tall perennial a must in every cottage garden. For organically rich soil in full sun with protection from strong winds. Flowers can be crystallised for decorating or use petals in salads. 30 seeds/ No. 1/
An usual and exquisite coloured flower adorns this cottage garden favourite. During spring and summer, this delightful perennial bears an abundance of 2m tall spikes covered in finely segmented, single deep maroon/ black flowers. Prefers good soil, plenty of sun and a protected position. Looks beautiful along fences or in bold groups in large beds. 25 seeds.
A popular garden plant that has been used ornamentally since the 16th Century. A hardy perennial with a compact habit, growing to 15 cm, covered in golden-yellow flowers. Attracts beneficial insect, especially bees. Also known as ‘madwort’, as it was once thought to cure madness! Native to Central and South-eastern Europe. Prefers full sun in well drained soils. Can be used in rock gardens. 50 seeds.
Germinates in 1-3 weeks.
This old fashioned plant has very unusual drooping, 80cm long, deep red flower tassels over summer and autumn. An annual that provides dramatic structure to a bed. Easily grown in a sunny, even hot and dry position with average soil. Self seeds. 400 seeds/No.1/