Cottage Garden Seeds
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.
A very attractive short-lived perennial with large blue or pale-green central flower cones surrounded by spiky, silvery bracts in summer & autumn. A wonderful cut flower with heart-shaped, basal leaves. Miss Willmott scattered seed in a friends’ garden, who were surprised to find a great flower growing. Frost hardy, for full sun. 30 seeds.
This multi-stemmed cottage plant is covered in dozens of small, spiny, steel-blue flowers in summer and autumn. Over the cooler months, the flower bracts have a green, silvery sheen. An evergreen, salt-tolerant perennial that grows easily in well-drained, soil with extra lime and full sun. Beautiful, long lasting cut flower, fresh or dried. 30 seeds.
We love this short-lived perennial with cup-shaped, open flowers in orange, cream and pink. It is hardy, tolerates all soils and survives the hungry of browsers. This pretty, trouble-free plant for rock gardens and containers flowers from spring through to autumn and makes a simple cut flower. Dead head to prolong flowering. Easily self seeds. 200 seeds /No.1/
The pineapple lily is a hardy perennial that is easy to grow and deserve a spot in any garden. Beautiful purple striped racemes of white flowers with prominent purple tepal margins and ovaries appear in late summer. The leaves are light green with attractive wavy margins to 70 cm long. Can be grown easily in pots. Flowers need support in exposed areas. 15 seeds.
This rare, bushy annual grows to 1-metre and has very attractive, oval-shaped green and white variegated leaves and small, white flowers in summer. A fast-growing plant for full sun and well-drained soil. Its beautiful foliage also makes an unusual addition to flower arrangements. 25 seeds.