Cottage Garden 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/
This coneflower produces beautiful, white-green flowers with slightly hanging petals and big cone-shaped, green-copper coloured centres on strong one metre stems. A perennial with a long blooming period and good drought and heat tolerance. 25 seeds/No.1/
Stunning, globular, purple flower heads adorn thornless, finely-cut, grey-green foliage. Beautiful as a fresh or dry flower and popular with bees, this drought-hardy perennial prefers full sun or part-shade. Can handle poor soil with good drainage. Flower colour is more intense in areas with cool nights. The flower heads also provide a nice colour long before the actual flowers open, prolonging the ‘flowering’ season. 20 seeds.
A fast growing, coastal perennial shrub with spectacular 60cm long, violet blue flower spires, blooming in winter and spring. This frost hardy, evergreen species needs a sunny position with well drained, ordinary soil and a Mediterranean climate. Drought and salt tolerant. Good for embankments. Not to W.A. 25 seeds.
A stunning echium that grows has 2.5m tall giant green spires covered in hundreds of small purple blue flowers over spring and summer. The attractive sword shaped leaves are hairy, dark blue green in colour and are mainly clustered around the base of the plants. Originally from the Spanish Islands these magnificent, structural plants are easily grown from seed in normal garden soil with good drainage and full sun. 20 seeds/No.4/
This rare, unusual biennial plant, native to Tenerife, grows large rosettes of narrow silvery blue leaves in the first year. During the following spring it produces stunning, up to 2 metres long, deep pink flower spikes, which often bend down from the weight, cascading over the ground. A heat and frost hardy plant for a well drained, dry, position with poor soil and plenty of summer sun. 15 seeds/No.4/
A ground covering daisy with hundreds of white to pink red flowers, blooming all year round in protected areas. This frost hardy perennial prefers a sunny position and does well even in poor soil. It is fast growing and will self seed. Cut back regularly to promote fresh regrowth. 100 seeds/ No.1/
A beautiful perennial that has a profusion of soft, steely-blue flower heads on 80cm stems, the blue intensifies into autumn. A robust, long lived native of the alpine meadows in Europe. One of the most impressive sea hollies it holds interest in the garden over a long period. The foliage and flowers are great for cutting or drying. Frost hardy for full sun-part shade in well-drained soils. 20 seeds.