Cottage Garden Seeds
A new and stunning annual cosmos! The dark red petals are contrasted with clear white stripes. Some plants have just the dark red flower, so when planted as a group they provide an eye catching combination. 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. Grows to 60-80 cm. 50 seeds.
These unusual dark purple ‘bat faced’ flowers will keep all batman fans happy as they bloom in abundance. A multi-stemmed plant that loves to grow amongst other plants of a similar height (60-80 cm), weaving its way through for support but not overwhelming its neighbours with the unusual flowers peep through like a good garden fairy. A long flowering half-hardy annual that blooms in summer and early autumn. 100 seeds.
A french type of perennial artichoke with many edible large green, plump buds in spring and huge scented, purple/pink flowerheads in late summer. A hardy plant for rich, fertile soil in a warm and sunny position. A good, culinary variety and phantastic cut flower. 10 seeds/No.4/
Sweetly fragrant, frilly pure white flowers on short stems adorn this compact perennial. Flowers in summer. Low growing with grass-like leaves that have a bluish hue. Ideal for the rock garden or drier, well drained areas. A hardy plant that prefers full sun. Suitable for container/pot growing. 30 seeds. No. 1.
This stunning Black Sweet William is covered in deep, red-black maroon flowers over many weeks in late spring -summer. Ideal for mass planting, this beautiful biennial likes limy, fertile soil in sun or partial shade and readily self-seeds. A beautiful and deeply scented cut flower. 40 seeds.
A sweet perfumed dianthus with fine, simple, linear grey-green leaves. A hardy perennial growing to 50 cm high. The flowers come in a range of pinks and have clove like tasting petals that can be added for flavour or decoration to cakes, salads and drinks. Flowers from late spring into late summer. Prefers well drained sites. Suitable for rock gardens and cutting. No. 1. 50 seeds.
Forming dense cushions this dianthus has white, fringed flowers with a red-eye. The flowers are fragrant, the foliage is linear and blue-green. Ideal for the rock garden or drier, well drained areas. Flowers in late spring and summer. Endemic to Europe’s Carpathian mountains. A hardy perennial that prefers full sun. Suitable for container/pot growing. 20 seeds.
An unusual South African perennial with strap like foliage and 1.5m tall arching stems with long tassels of bell shaped, papery, pink, clear white and deep red flowers in the early summer months. These marginally frost hardy plants need well drained , fertile soil and a sunny position. 15 seeds/No.3/
A beautiful, perennial, frost hardy hybrid with large raspberry-rose coloured flowers on 80cm long, sturdy stems. Blooming in summer this foxglove has very attractive basal rosettes of soft, hairy leaves and will grow well in normal garden soil in a shady position. Not to W.A. 150 seeds/No.1/
These ground-covering plants form large, evergreen carpets with a spectacular flowering display in summer. Vibrant colours range from white, pink, red, lemon to apricot with petals only opening on a sunny day. A heat and drought tolerant, succulent annual for full sun with good drainage. Excellent for mass displays or smaller pots. 200 seeds. No. 1.
A medicinal herb used by the American Indians and is now a compound in many modern ointment for healing wounds and boosting the immune system. A beautiful plant in its own right with unusual narrow pale-pink petals. A good cut flower. It grows well in organically rich, friable soil in full sun and dislikes to be moved. 20 seeds/No.1/