Cottage Garden Seeds

RED NASTURTIUM ‘Empress of India’ - Tropaeolum minus
Tropaeolum minus

This non-trailing, 20-30cm high, old variety is covered in scarlet-red, single flowers with attractive dark blue-green foliage. A good container plant in a warm position over summer. Flowers, leaves and young seed pods are a spicy addition to fresh salads. A frost tender annual that readily self seeds. 20 seeds.

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NASTURTIUM ‘Tom Thumb Black Velvet’  - Tropaeolum minus ‘Tom Thumb Black Velvet’
Tropaeolum minus ‘Tom Thumb Black Velvet’

A great non-trailing nasturtium with dark chocolate to mahogany coloured flowers.  With a dwarf habit it makes an ideal border or container plant. Plant in a warm position over summer. Flowers, leaves and young seed pods are a spicy addition to fresh salads. A frost tender annual, that easily self-seeds. 12 seeds.

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Nasturtium ‘Jewel Peach Melba’ - Tropaeolum nanum
Tropaeolum nanum

Jewel Peach Melba is gorgeous variety with semi-double, creamy yellow flowers (to 5 cm) with red centres. It is a dwarf, bushy annual that flowers from summer-autumn. Flowers, leaves and young seed pods are a spicy addition to fresh salads. A frost tender annual that readily self seeds.

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Wedding Candles (Mullien) - Verbascum chaixii f. album
Verbascum chaixii f. album

A bold, vertical perennial baring a mass of white flowers with purple stamens and centres in summer. A good cut flower and RHS award winner. Prefers well drained soil, dislikes wet heavy soils. Tolerates frost and drought once established. Provides a good supply of food to honey-bees. About 150 seeds. No. 1.
 

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Tall Speedwell 'Blue & White' - Veronica longifolia 'Blue & White'
Veronica longifolia 'Blue & White'

A beautiful cottage garden plant with clear blue and white flower spikes on tall, one metre stems with slightly toothed, dark green leaves. It has a long flowering period over summer. Cut old stems back to ground level to encourage reblooming. This perennial needs organically rich soil and plenty of sun. 100 seeds/No.1/

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Veronicastrum sibiricum

This perennial grows wild in grassy plains and mountain areas, producing an abundance of mauve flowerspikes on 1.8 metre stems in summer. An excellent cut flower and ideal background plant for any good or even boggy soil in full sun to partial shade. 300 seeds.

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SWEET VIOLET - Yellow - Viola odorata 'Sulphurea'
Viola odorata 'Sulphurea'

In winter & early spring, the pretty slender stems carry sweetly-scented apricot yellow flowers among broadly-ovate foliage. This evergreen groundcover grows well in semi-shade with free draining, fertile soil. 25 seeds/No.3.

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Sweet Violet - Deep Purple - Viola odorata ‘Queen Charlotte’
Viola odorata ‘Queen Charlotte’

In winter & early spring, the pretty slender stems carry sweetly-scented apricot deep purple flowers among broadly-ovate foliage. This evergreen groundcover grows well in semi-shade with free draining, fertile soil. 25 seeds/No.3.

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Sweet Violet - White - Viola odorata ‘Reine de Neiges'
Viola odorata ‘Reine de Neiges'

In winter & early spring, the pretty slender stems carry sweetly-scented white flowers among broadly-ovate foliage. This evergreen groundcover grows well in semi-shade with free draining, fertile soil. 30 seeds/No.3.

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ZINNIA ‘Envy’ - Zinnia elegans 'Envy'
Zinnia elegans 'Envy'

These creamy, lime-green, dahlia-like flower heads make Zinnia an eye-catching addition to gardens and floral arrangements. Fast growing, though frost tender, this 70cm-tall, Mexican annual needs a protected, sunny position with friable soil and extra watering over the hot summer months. 80 seeds.

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Zinnia ‘Macarenia’ - Zinnia elegans ‘Macarenia’
Zinnia elegans ‘Macarenia’

A showy annual zinnia that is ready to dance. Impressive golden tipped, scarlet flowers- mostly doubles, 8-10 cm across. A strong plant and great for cut flower, branching at base to produce many blooms. Frost tender, zinnias prefer fertile, well-drained soil in a sunny position. Frequent dead-heading in summer will prolong the flowering period. 60 seeds.

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Zinnia ‘Mazurkia’ - Zinnia elegans ‘Mazurkia’
Zinnia elegans ‘Mazurkia’

A sturdy annual zinnia with double and semi-double flowers with striking scarlet flowers tipped with cream. Winner of the Fleuroselect Novelty award in 2012. A great cut flower. Frost tender, zinnias prefer fertile, well-drained soil in a sunny position. Frequent dead-heading in summer will prolong the flowering period. 60 seeds.

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ZINNIA 'Dahlia Formula Mix' - Zinnia elegans ‘Mix’
Zinnia elegans ‘Mix’

This sturdy Mexican annual is fast growing, producing double, Dahlia-like flowers in white, red, pink orange or yellow. A great cut flower. Marginally frost hardy, zinnias need fertile, well-drained soil in a sunny position. Frequent dead-heading in summer will prolong the flowering period. 100 seeds.

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