Cottage Garden Seeds

OYSTER PLANT - Acanthus mollis
Acanthus mollis

A fast-growing perennial with broadly toothed, shiny, green foliage and tall spikes of white flowers with purple bracts. Frost hardy, for full sun or part shade. Drought hardy once establised. Produces a dense underground rhizome root system that can be divided in spring or autumn. 6 seeds /No.8/

YARROW - Achillea filipendula 'Parker's Variety'
Achillea filipendula 'Parker's Variety'

An old variety with large yellow plate shaped flowerheads from early summer until autumn on one metre tall stems. Very attractive silver green foliage. This plant prefers a sunny, well drained position and is moderately wind and salt tolerant. A medicinal plant and also used for dyeing. 400 seeds/ No.1/

Achillea millefolium ‘Cerise Queen’

With attractive fern-like leaves and purple-red-rose umbellifer flowers this mat-forming perennial adds colour and texture to gardens. Very attractive silver-green, scented foliage. Moderately wind and salt tolerant. A great long lasting cut flower that can also dried. To prolong flowering cut flowers for indoors or deadhead. Some variability in colour. 200 seeds.

SNOWBALL - Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl'
Achillea ptarmica 'The Pearl'

A strong growing, medicinal perennial covered in masses of white pom-pom shaped flower balls from early summer until late autumn. Beautiful cut flower and excellent for drying. Very hardy plant for full sun and average soil. Salt tolerant. Zone 3. A medicinal herb also used for dyeing. 100 seeds/No.1/

ANISE HYSSOP - Agastache foeniculum
Agastache foeniculum

A long flowering hardy perennial that bares dense spikes of blue flowers with violet bracts. The leaves and seeds have an aniseed flavour and can be used raw in salads, cooked (in cakes or muffins) or steeped for a tea. The seed heads can be dried and used in flower arrangements. A native of North America. 100 seeds.

Mexican Hyssop - Agastache mexicana 'Sangria'
Agastache mexicana 'Sangria'

A bold and fun plant with brilliant spikes of red-purple whorled flowers. The leaves add a nice twist as they are lemon scented and can be brewed as a herbal tea (or to flavour your sangria!). The flowers can be used as long-lasting cut flowers, with the leaves providing a refreshing addition. Drought tolerant once established. Not to WA. 40 seeds.

Korean Mint - Agastache rugosa
Agastache rugosa

A perennial herb with strongly aromatic mint and licorice leaves that is a culinary and tea herb and also used in traditional Chinese medicine. The lavender-purple-rose flowers appear on spikes from mid-summer to autumn and are great bee attractants. They are a long lasting cut flower. Handles a wide range of conditions. Flowers in first year. 300 seeds.

HOLLYHOCK - Single Mix - Alcea rosea 'Mixture'
Alcea rosea 'Mixture'

Over spring and summer this old fashioned, perennial cottage garden plant bears many 2m tall spikes, covered in finely segmented, single flowers in shades of white, yellow, copper, pink or red. These large plants need good soil, plenty of sun and a protected position. Great along fences or in bold groups in large beds. 30 seeds/ No.1/

DOUBLE  HOLLYHOCK - Alcea rosea plena
Alcea rosea plena

Wonderful tall spires of wide, circular peony shaped, double flowers in purple, pink, red, white or yellow make this 2 metre tall perennial a must in every cottage garden. For organically rich soil in full sun with protection from strong winds. 30 seeds/ No. 1/

LADY'S MANTLE - Alchemilla mollis
Alchemilla mollis

Both the foliage and the flowers of this perennial are distinctly beautiful. The soft grey green leaves hold water like pearls. The feathery sprays of lime green flowers are produced over summer and last for weeks. Great border plant for good garden soil in full sun to part shade. 50 seeds/No.3/

Love Lies Bleeding (Red) - Amaranthus caudatus 'Red'
Amaranthus caudatus 'Red'

This old fashioned plant has very unusual drooping, 80cm long, deep red flower tassels over summer and autumn. An annual that provides dramatic structure to a bed. Easily grown in a sunny, even hot and dry position with average soil. Self seeds. 800 seeds/No.1/

Love Lies Bleeding (Green) - Amaranthus caudatus ‘Viridus’
Amaranthus caudatus ‘Viridus’

This old-fashioned plant has very unusual, drooping, 80cm long, light green flower tassels in summer and autumn. An annual that provides dramatic structure to a bed, the foliage can also be eaten steamed. Easily grown in a sunny, even hot and dry, position with average soil. Self seeds. 800 seeds.

QUEEN ANNE'S LACE - Ammi majus
Ammi majus

A beautiful annual cut flower with 1m tall umbels covered in numerous small white flowers and basal, ferny leaves. It needs a sheltered, but sunny position with average, but quite moist soil. Cut flowers regularly to promote regrowth. Often self seeds. 400 seeds/No.2/

Snap Dragons - Antirrhinum majus 'Panorama Mixed'
Antirrhinum majus 'Panorama Mixed'

A favourite for cool-summer gardeners, snapdragons give great colour to any garden. Perennial, or a cold-season annual, this selection offers a bright colour mix with bigger than usual, ruffled florets. One of the best cut flowers around, snapdragons keep blooming until frost. Take care not to overwater. 400 seeds.

Snap Dragons ‘Lucky Lips’ - Antirrhinum majus ‘Lucky Lips'
Antirrhinum majus ‘Lucky Lips'

Simply gorgeous! This darling has a white flowers with purple-red lippie. The contrasting purple-red and white flowers on long flower spikes are stunning in the garden or as a cut flower. Perennial, or a cold-season annual, this selection offers a bright colour mix with bigger than usual, ruffled florets. Snapdragons keep blooming until frost. Take care not to overwater. 400 seeds.

Columbine 'Long Spurred' - Aquilegia caerulea Hybr. 'Special'
Aquilegia caerulea Hybr. 'Special'

Another perennial type of Columbine with very large, long spurred, bell shaped flowers in a bright colour range from deep blue to red and white. In late spring and early summer the 60cm tall flower stems stand above the blue green, basal foliage. This plant grows well in normal well-drained soil in full sun or half shade. Poisonous plant. 50 seeds/No.1/