Cottage Garden Seeds

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Botanical Name
Achillea filipendula 'Parker's Variety'

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/

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Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Perennial
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Hot Arid
Tropics/SubTropics
GermType
Fast germinating seeds
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Raise in trays or sow direct into garden. Do not cover the seeds, but press into the soil to ensure good contact. Keep moist and warm (~20˚C). Divide every 2-4 years.
Height
1.5 m
Spacing/Spread
0.8 m
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Botanical Name
Achillea millefolium ‘Cerise Queen’

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.
 

Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Perennial
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Hot Arid
Tropics/SubTropics
GermType
Fast germinating seeds
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Raise in trays or sow direct into garden. Do not cover the seeds, but press into the soil to ensure good contact. Keep moist and warm (~20˚C). Divide every 2-4 years to keep the plant looking good.
Height
0.6 m
Spacing/Spread
0.6 m
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Botanical Name
Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl'

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.

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Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Perennial
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Hot Arid
Tropics/SubTropics
GermType
Fast germinating seeds
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Raise in trays or sow directly into garden. Cover seeds thinly and press firmly onto soil. Keep moist and warm (20˚C), will germinate in 2 weeks. The earlier in spring that this Achillea is sown the more likely it will flower in its first year.
Height
0.5 m
Spacing/Spread
0.5 m
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Botanical Name
Agastache foeniculum

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.
 

Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Perennial
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Tropics/SubTropics
GermType
Fast germinating seeds
Germination Period (days)
14
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow direct to garden after frosts have passed or into pots to transplant once frosts have passed. Keep moist at temperatures between 13-18˚C. Slugs love seedlings so provide some protection.
Height
1.4 m
Spacing/Spread
0.4 m
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Botanical Name
Agastache mexicana 'Sangria'

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.

Drought Resistant
Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Perennial
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Hot Arid
Tropics/SubTropics
GermType
Fast germinating seeds
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow direct to garden after frosts have passed or into pots to transplant once frosts have passed. Keep moist at temperatures between 13-18˚C. Slugs love seedlings so provide some protection.
Height
1.2 m
Spacing/Spread
0.4 m
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Botanical Name
Agastache rugosa

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.

Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Perennial
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Tropics/SubTropics
GermType
Fast germinating seeds
Germination Period (days)
14
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow direct to garden after frosts have passed or into pots to transplant once frosts have passed. Keep moist at temperatures between 13-18˚C. Slugs love seedlings so provide some protection.
Height
1 m
Spacing/Spread
0.6 m
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Botanical Name
Alcea rosea 'Mixture'

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/

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Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Perennial
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Hot Arid
Tropics/SubTropics
GermType
Erratic Germinators
Germination Period (days)
30
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow direct in garden for spring sowing; autumn sowing into pots sowing for transplanting in spring. Cover seeds, keep moist and warm (20˚C+). Flowers after experiencing a winter.
Height
1.8 m
Spacing/Spread
0.6 m
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Botanical Name
Alcea rosea plena 'Chaters Mix'

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/

Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Perennial
GermType
Erratic Germinators
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow direct in garden for spring sowing; autumn sowing into pots sowing for transplanting in spring. Cover seeds, keep moist and warm (20˚C+). Flowers after experiencing a winter.
Height
1.8 m
Spacing/Spread
0.6 m
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Botanical Name
Amaranthus caudatus 'Red'

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/

Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Tender
Lifespan
Annual
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Hot Arid
Tropics/SubTropics
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Raise seeds in trays or sow direct to garden when soil and weather has warmed. Cover seeds thinly, keep moist and warm at around 21-24˚C. In cooler climates start indoors to transplant later.
Height
1.5 m
Spacing/Spread
0.6 m
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Botanical Name
Amaranthus caudatus ‘Viridus’

This old-fashioned plant has very unusual, drooping, 80cm long, light green flower tassels in summer and autumn. An annual that provides dramatic structure to a bed, the foliage can also be eaten steamed. Easily grown in a sunny, even hot and dry, position with average soil. Self seeds. 400 seeds.
 

Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Tender
Lifespan
Annual
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Hot Arid
Tropics/SubTropics
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Raise seeds in trays or sow direct to garden when soil and weather has warmed. Cover seeds thinly, keep moist and warm at around 21-24˚C. In cooler climates start indoors to transplant later.
Height
1.5 m
Spacing/Spread
0.6 m
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Botanical Name
Ammi majus

A beautiful annual cut flower with 1m tall umbels covered in numerous small white flowers and basal, ferny leaves. It needs a sheltered, but sunny position with average, but quite moist soil. Cut flowers regularly to promote regrowth. Often self seeds. 300 seeds/No.2/

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Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Biennial
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Hot Arid
Tropics/SubTropics
GermType
Cold germinating seeds
Sowing Instructions
Chill seed in fridge for 1-2 weeks prior to sowing direct to garden or in trays. Cover thinly with soil or sand and keep moist. Can take up to 3 weeks to germinate.
Height
1 m
Spacing/Spread
0.4 m
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Botanical Name
Antirrhinum majus 'Panorama Mixed'

A favourite for cool-summer gardeners, snapdragons give great colour to any garden. Perennial, or a cold-season annual, this selection offers a bright colour mix with bigger than usual, ruffled florets. One of the best cut flowers around, snapdragons keep blooming until frost. Take care not to overwater. 400 seeds.

Frost Resilience
Tender
Lifespan
Perennial
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Hot Arid
Tropics/SubTropics
GermType
Fast germinating seeds
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost or outdoors if no frost is to come in the next 2 months and weather is warm. Needs light and warmth (21˚C+) to germinate. Keep moist until germinates (7-14 days).
Height
0.7 m
Spacing/Spread
0.4 m