Cottage Garden Seeds

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Botanical Name
Antirrhinum majus ‘Lucky Lips'

Simply gorgeous! This darling has a white flowers with purple-red lippie. The contrasting purple-red and white flowers on long flower spikes are stunning in the garden or as a cut flower. Perennial, or a cold-season annual, this selection offers a bright colour mix with bigger than usual, ruffled florets. 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
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Botanical Name
Aquilegia caerulea Hybr. 'Special'

Another perennial type of Columbine with very large, long spurred, bell shaped flowers in a bright colour range from deep blue to red and white. In late spring and early summer the 60cm tall flower stems stand above the blue green, basal foliage. This plant grows well in normal well-drained soil in full sun or half shade. Poisonous plant. 50 seeds/No.1/


 

Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Perennial
GermType
Erratic Germinators
Sow Method
Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Raise in trays. Seeds germinate irregularly over 6-10 week period so do not discard the tray prematurely. Cover seeds thinly, keep moist and out of direct sunlight.
Height
0.7 m
Spacing/Spread
0.3 m
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Botanical Name
Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen'

A 1m tall,clump forming perennial with large long spurred, bell shaped golden yellow flowers. This North American fragrant species blooms from late spring until mid summer and likes sunny conditions with well drained, good garden soil. Poisonous plant. 40 seeds/No.9/

Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Perennial
GermType
Cold germinating seeds
Germination Period (days)
90
Sow Method
Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow in trays, cover seeds thinly. Seeds like a cool period to aid germination, so place seeds in fridge or place trays outside over cooler months for 3-4 weeks. Then move to a warmer spot, keep moist until germinates.
Height
0.8 m
Spacing/Spread
0.3 m
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Botanical Name
Aquilegia oxysepala

An unusual variety of columbine from China and Korea, perennial. The flowers are wine-red with a yellow corolla, standing tall and proud to 60 cm off the ground. Flowering late spring and summer. Both the flowers and seed heads can be cut for bouquets. A challenging plant to germinate but well worth the effort. 20 seeds. No. 3. Not to W.A.
 

Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Perennial
Climate
Cold
Temperate
GermType
Erratic Germinators
Germination Period (days)
80
Sow Method
Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow in trays & keep out of direct sunlight. Cover seeds thinly, keep moist & <5˚C. Germinates irregularly over a 6-12 week period, so don’t discard prematurely. Prefers well-drained soil in full sun/part shade.
Height
0.6 m
Spacing/Spread
0.3 m
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Botanical Name
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Grandmother's Garden'

An old fashioned variety in purple, old pink and burgundy, flowering in spring and summer on stems 80-100 cm tall. This perennial plant grows well in normal well drained soil in full sun or half shade. Poisonous plant. 40 seeds/ No. 2/. Not to WA.

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Aquilegia vulgaris 'Nora Barlow'

A much loved Columbine due to the enchanting double flowers. The flowers petals are deep pink with green-white edges rising to 80 cm. Makes a great cut flower. This perennial also has attractive multi-lobed green leaves. Handles a range of soils in full sun or part shade. 30 seeds.

Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Perennial
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Tropics/SubTropics
GermType
Erratic Germinators
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Raise in trays or sow direct. Seeds germinate irregularly over a long period (6-10 weeks) so do not discard the tray prematurely. Cover seeds thinly, keep moist and out of direct sunlight. Plants can be divided in the cooler months.
Height
0.8 m
Spacing/Spread
0.3 m
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Botanical Name
Aquilegia vulgaris plena 'Alba'

This old fashioned Columbine produces masses of beautiful, double, white flower spikes with green tips on 40cm tall stems. Easily raised from seed this perennial cottage garden plant will be in bloom over a long period from spring until summer. Grows well in normal, well-drained soil in full sun or also in the light shade of deciduous trees.Is a great cutflower and addition to bouquets. Self seeds.  43 seeds/No.1/

Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Perennial
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Tropics/SubTropics
GermType
Long germinating seeds
Germination Period (days)
60
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Raise in trays or sow direct. Seeds germinate irregularly over a long period (6-10 weeks) so do not discard the tray prematurely. Cover seeds thinly, keep moist and out of direct sunlight. Plants can be divided in the cooler months.
Height
0.8 m
Spacing/Spread
0.3 m
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Botanical Name
Aquilegia vulgaris plena 'Bl. Barlow'

A captivating double Columbine with flowers on long stems that are such dark/deep purple they look black. This perennial allures you into the garden and bewitches the resident gnomes. Makes a great cut flower and also has attractive multi-lobed green leaves. Handles a range of soils in full sun or part shade. 30 seeds.

Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Perennial
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Tropics/SubTropics
GermType
Erratic Germinators
Germination Period (days)
60
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Raise in trays or sow direct. Seeds germinate irregularly over a long period (6-10 weeks) so do not discard the tray prematurely. Cover seeds thinly, keep moist and out of direct sunlight. Plants can be divided in the cooler months.
Height
0.8 m
Spacing/Spread
0.3 m
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Botanical Name
Artemisia annua

A popular large, pyramid shaped plant that is sweetly scented. This annual is used for it dark green fern-like foliage that is used in flower arrangement or for drying (where the scent is retained). Small yellow flowers are produced in late summer. Plants can be cut anytime for foliage displays or drying. 150 seeds.
 

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Botanical Name
Arthropodium cirrahatum

An unusual and beautiful lily from New Zealand with sprays of tiny white spring flowers on 60cm tall stems. The bright green, arching leaves grow well in a protected, part shaded spot with well drained, friable garden soil.
40 seeds/No.9/

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Botanical Name
Asperula orientalis

Loved by bees, butterflies and gardeners alike. A sweetly scented annual (to 40 cm) with lavender blue flowers that blooms throughout summer. It’s versatile and easy to grow. The plant mounds neatly with green whorled leaves. Use on borders, as a filler around larger plants or in a pot. Handles full sun & some shade. Prefers well drained soil. 300 seeds.

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Botanical Name
Asphodeline lutea

Bright gold starlike flowers on long spikes (60-90 cm) above attractive blue tinted arching foliage. A hardy, clump forming, evergreen perennial. The fragrant flower and seed spikes are used in flower arrangements, flowers can also be dried. Maintains interest in the garden after flowering with globular seed pods. Handles light, dry to heavy soils. Takes 2-3 years to flower. 10 seeds. No. 1.

Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Perennial
GermType
Cold germinating seeds
Sow Method
Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow into pots to transplant later. Keep moist at around 15°C. A cool period (<5˚C) of 2-4 weeks aids germination. Takes 1-3 months to germinate. Divide every 3-4 years to keep vigorous, tidy and flowering.
Height
1 m
Spacing/Spread
0.6 m