Cottage Garden Seeds
A perennial herb mainly grown for medicinal purposes. The dried flowers are made into a tea, which has a calming effect and aids digestion. In the garden, chamomile tea is a mild fungicide when sprayed on affected plants. Pick the flowers in summer on a sunny day, dry them upside-down in a shady warm area. For full sun with average soil. 300 seeds.
A beautiful scent to go with this bright, golden yellow flowers. Will bloom over late winter and spring from a late sowing or in autumn from an early sowing. The flowers are sweet scented, about 2.5 cm across in showy clumps on short racemes. Belonging to the cabbage family, this short-lived evergreen perennial prefers slightly alkaline (limy) soil and good drainage. 200 seeds.
A fun daisy with long lasting double and semi-double white flowers. A hardy perennial that grows to 80 cm. Makes a great border plant with healthy growth of toothed oblong leaves and a mass of flowers. Makes an outstanding cut flower due to good vase life and medium stems. Handles most soils in full sun or part shade. About 40 seeds.
An unusual bedding plant with spidery flower petals in red, pink or white and attractive palmate leaves. This fast-growing and long-flowering annual makes a beautiful cut flower. Prefers a full sun to part shade, with well-drained soil. Deadhead flowers to prolong flowering to frost. Requires light and warmth to germinate, surface sow and press onto soil surface to ensure good contact. Keep moist and warm (20˚C+). Germinates in 14-18 days (will not germinate if too cold, seed will rot). 200 seeds.
This unusual species from New Zealand is related to the Sturt Desert Pea. An evergreen shrub or scrambling climber with attractive deep pink/red, clustered pea flowers in spring. A moderately frost hardy evergreen plant best grown in full sun to semi shade in average garden soil. Prune back regularly. 12 seeds/No.8/
A vigorous, ‘plant and stand back’ vine with stunning, dark-purple, cup-shaped flowers year round. A great ‘quick fix’ for pergolas, ugly walls etc. Native to Mexico, it thrives in warm conditions, but tolerates cool climates, too. Can handle very light frosts. Prefers full sun. 10 seeds. Not to WA.
A fast-growing vine that happily covers any unsightly structures with the benefit of blooming year round with white cup-shaped flowers. A great ‘quick fix’ for pergolas, ugly walls etc. Native to Mexico, it thrives in warm conditions, but also tolerates cool climates. Can handle very light frosts. The more sun the more it flowers. Not to WA. 10 seeds.
A dazzling mix of contrasting golden and mahogany double and semi-double flowers, some in stripes others with contrasting centres. An easy to grow annual to 80 cm high. Great for borders and cut flowers. Flowers all summer and handles heat, humidity and dry weather. Attracts butterflies and bees to the garden. 250 seeds.
A gorgeous cosmos with white flowers that are delicately edged with shades of magenta-pink. On slender 120cm stalks and delicate, bright green foliage these flowers attract attention in any garden. Marginally frost-hardy this annual favours a sunny, protected spot with free draining, light soil. To prolong flowering dead head and provide a weekly dose of liquid fertilizer. 50 seeds.
This tall Mexican Aster has white, pink and red daisy-like flowers on slender 120cm stalks and delicate, bright green foliage. Marginally frost-hardy (frost tender seedlings) this annual favours a sunny, protected spot with free draining, light soil. To prolong flowering dead head and provide a weekly dose of liquid fertilizer. 50 seeds.