Cottage Garden Seeds

GOLDEN COLUMBINE - Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen'
Aquilegia chrysantha 'Yellow Queen'

A 1m tall,clump forming perennial with large long spurred, bell shaped golden yellow flowers. This North American fragrant species blooms from late spring until mid summer and likes sunny conditions with well drained, good garden soil. Poisonous plant. 70 seeds/No.9/

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COLUMBINE ‘Red Wine Columbine’ - Aquilegia oxysepala
Aquilegia oxysepala

An unusual variety of columbine from China and Korea, perennial. The flowers are wine-red with a yellow corolla, standing tall and proud to 60 cm off the ground. Flowering late spring and summer. Both the flowers and seed heads can be cut for bouquets. A challenging plant to germinate but well worth the effort. 20 seeds. No. 3. Not to W.A.
 

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COLUMBINE 'Grandmother's Garden' - Aquilegia vulgaris 'Grandmother's Garden'
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Grandmother's Garden'

An old fashioned variety in purple, old pink and burgundy, flowering in spring and summer on stems 80-100 cm tall. This perennial plant grows well in normal well drained soil in full sun or half shade. Poisonous plant. Over 40 seeds/ No. 2/. Not to WA.

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Columbine ‘Nora Barlow’ - Aquilegia vulgaris 'Nora Barlow'
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Nora Barlow'

A much loved Columbine due to the enchanting double flowers. The flowers petals are deep pink with green-white edges rising to 80 cm. Makes a great cut flower. This perennial also has attractive multi-lobed green leaves. Handles a range of soils in full sun or part shade. 40 seeds.

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WHITE DOUBLE COLUMBINE - Aquilegia vulgaris plena 'Alba'
Aquilegia vulgaris plena 'Alba'

This old fashioned Columbine produces masses of beautiful, double, white flower spikes with green tips on 40cm tall stems. Easily raised from seed this perennial cottage garden plant will be in bloom over a long period from spring until summer. Grows well in normal, well-drained soil in full sun or also in the light shade of deciduous trees.Is a great cutflower and addition to bouquets. Self seeds.  40 seeds/No.1/

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Columbine 'Black Barlow' - Aquilegia vulgaris plena 'Bl. Barlow'
Aquilegia vulgaris plena 'Bl. Barlow'

A captivating double Columbine with flowers on long stems that are such dark/deep purple they look black. This perennial allures you into the garden and bewitches the resident gnomes. Makes a great cut flower and also has attractive multi-lobed green leaves. Handles a range of soils in full sun or part shade. 40 seeds.

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Sweet Annie - Artemisia annua
Artemisia annua

A popular large, pyramid shaped plant that is sweetly scented. This annual is used for it dark green fern-like foliage that is used in flower arrangement or for drying (where the scent is retained). Small yellow flowers are produced in late summer. Plants can be cut anytime for foliage displays or drying. 150 seeds.
 

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RENGA RENGA LILY - Arthropodium cirrahatum
Arthropodium cirrahatum

An unusual and beautiful lily from New Zealand with sprays of tiny white spring flowers on 60cm tall stems. The bright green, arching leaves grow well in a protected, part shaded spot with well drained, friable garden soil.
40 seeds/No.9/

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Asphodeline lutea

Bright gold starlike flowers on long spikes (60-90 cm) above attractive blue tinted arching foliage. A hardy, clump forming, evergreen perennial. The fragrant flower and seed spikes are used in flower arrangements, flowers can also be dried. Maintains interest in the garden after flowering with globular seed pods. Handles light, dry to heavy soils. Takes 2-3 years to flower. 10 seeds. No. 1.

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MICHAELMAS DAISY - Aster novi-belgii
Aster novi-belgii

A lovely mixture of old-fashioned Michaelmas Daisies which will bloom in late summer and autumn. Grows to 140 cm tall and covered in flowers. These beautiful cut flowers will range in purple, blue and white. Asters like full sun and fertile, limy soil.
40 seeds/No.1/. Not to WA.

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Masterwort - Astrantia major
Astrantia major

A long flowering attractive plant that provides a touch of elegance to the cottage garden with a mass of white starry flowers with pink veins in summer. Used in flower arrangements. Prefers cool-temperate areas, in warmer climates provide midday shade. Can be used as a ground cover when planted as a group. Deadhead to prolong flowering and self seeding. 20 seeds. No. 3.

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Ornamental Kale 'Sunrise' - Brassica oleracea 'Sunrise'
Brassica oleracea 'Sunrise'

Ornamental kale provides something unique and unusual for the garden or bouquets. Florists love these attractive small headed leaf cabbages. Best grown in places where the temperature drops below 10˚C, so ideal for autumn and winter. ‘Sunrise’ has creamy white leaves with a light pink centre. 20 seeds.

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ORNAMENTAL KALE ‘Sunset’ - Brassica oleracea 'Sunset'
Brassica oleracea 'Sunset'

Ornamental kale provides something unique and unusual for the garden or bouquets. Florists love these attractive small headed leaf cabbages. Best grown in places where the temperature drops below 10˚C, so ideal for autumn and winter. ‘Sunset’ has red centre with dark outer leaves. 20 seeds.

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Quaking Grass - Briza media
Briza media

An easily grown perennial grass with decorative nodding, heart-shaped seed-heads on upright stems. Initially the seed heads are green, turning red/purple then golden as summer progresses, gently dancing in the lighest of summer breezes. Best planted in small groupings. Leaves are blue-green. Flowers and seed capsules for cutting. 50 seeds. No. 1.

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MOUNTAIN MINT - Calamintha nepeta
Calamintha nepeta

Mountain mint is a clumping/bushy plant to 50 cm that has very aromatic, spicy leaves and flowers. Originally used as a medicinal, tea and culinary herb it is now also valued for its ornamental attributes as it is attractive and long flowering. It produces many small lilac to white airy flowers all summer until late autumn. A hardy perennial that flowers in its first year. The flowers attract bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects. A tough plant that prefers well drained soil. 200 seeds.

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Calendula officinalis

Native to the Mediterranean, this medicinal annual is also a good companion plant in the vegetable garden by suppressing weeds. The double orange and yellow flowers bloom for many months on 45 cm stems. They are a long-lasting, pretty cut flower. Plants do well with light soil and good drainage. 160 seeds.

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