Cottage Garden Seeds
From mid-summer to mid-autumn wide spreading panicles of tubular white-pink ‘everlasting’ flowers provide a great garden display. The flowers are attractive in arrangements as freshly cut or dried. A butterfly attractant. The leaves are basal, with the flower stems growing up from the rosette. Prefers well drained soil in full sun, in hotter northern climates provide with part shade. Good salt tolerance. 30 seeds. No. 1.
A frost-hardy and wide-spreading perennialwith hundreds of tiny star-like, white flowers through summer. An easy-to-grow cottage plant that can be used amongst other plants where it elegantly fills space or covers the dying foliage of spring bulbs. It has a long-lasting cut flower, which can also be dried. It is widely used in the cut flower industry. Grows to one metre, prefers limey soils with good drainage and lots of sun. 150 seeds.
One of our favourite sunflowers as it has stunning bronze, reddish flowers tinged with yellow and it flowers over a long period. This sunflower has multiple heads and grows to 2m tall. Quick to germinate and reasonably hardy, it is a treat for children to grow. These spectacular plants need fertile, warm soil, all day sun & plenty of water. 15 seeds.
This towering sun worshipper is a grand site in any garden. Grown for more than two centuries, this Russian heirloom has 30cm flowerheads and grows to 3m tall. The flower heads provide a huge number of seeds that are highly nutritious. Dry the seed, remove the husk and eat them yourself or feed them whole to your chooks. The seeds and petals are edible. Not to WA. 10 seeds.
This cheerful, sunflower is a good one for cut flowers & is easily grown in a warm, sheltered spot. A popular sunflower that grows to about 1.6 m (not as tall as the Giant Russian) with a large flower head for it size. Both petals & flower centre are yellow. Stake when planting in a windy position. An ideal flower for young gardeners. 40 seeds.
The cheeriest of the flowers! This shorter, annual sunflower grows to about 1.2m and produces golden-yellow flowers with yellow centres. It is ideally suited for cutting and to exposed garden beds. Quick to germinate and reasonably hardy, it is a treat for children to grow. These spectacular plants need fertile, warm soil, all day sun & plenty of water. 40 seeds.
A medium-sized single stem sunflower. Growing to 80 cm this bronze, a super happy bloom with bright yellow bronze bicoloured petals with a dark centre. A pollenless variety so it doesn’t set lots of seed. Handles windy gardens better than taller cousins. Heat and drought tolerant. An ideal flower for junior gardeners. 10 seeds.
Short in stature with a big head and cheerful disposition. This Halfling variety grows to about 1.2 m and has a central flower head a tad smaller than the Giant Russian and some side shoots with smaller flowering heads. Strong and sturdy they are a great option for windy positions and much earlier flowering than the taller varieties. The seeds and petals are edible. Produces a large amount of seed to feed middle earth folk or chooks. 20 seeds.
This cheerful yellow, fuzzy faced sunflower is a favourite. The double flower is packed with full, long petals and provides a striking sight. Loves full sun. Keep it happy with water and compost to reach its full fuzziness. Can also be used as a cut flower. Quick to germinate, fast to grow, hardy and fun to look at make these an ideal plant for kids to grow. The seeds and petals are edible. 12 seeds.
A classic single stem yellow sunflower. The difference with this variety is that it produces medium sized seed with a higher than normal oil content. High oil sunflowers are pressed and used for vegetable oil. They are mostly a mix of oleic acid (omega-9)-linoleic acid (omega-6) oils. Save the seed to eat or press yourself or feed your chooks a healthy snack. 20 seeds.
This small perennial has plenty going for it. The leaves are very attractive with silver grey-green foliage and are used in salads and cooked food as they have a slight curry flavour. The yellow flowers & seed heads are both attractive in the garden or vase. Prefers well-drained soils in full sun. It can also tolerate dry, poor soils. Flowers Dec.-Feb. 75 seeds.
Native to Australia, these beautiful perennials have papery, golden-yellow, blood-red, pink or white double flowers on 80cm stems. A very hardy plant for a sunny spot in a container or rock garden with good soil and excellent drainage. Great cut flower, fresh or dried. 300 seeds