Cottage Garden Seeds

ENGLISH MARIGOLD ‘Pacific Beauty Mixed’ - Calendula officinalis
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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China Aster double ‘Crego Giant Mix’ - Callistephus chinensis
Callistephus chinensis

These annual 70cm tall cut flowers have curled, slightly twisted petals and come in a range of stunning colours from deep purple, pink, red, to white. They will bloom all summer into autumn. They are easily grown in good garden soil and a warm position. Makes a great cut flower. 100 seeds.
 

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Clustered Bellflower - Campanula glomerata var. dahurica
Campanula glomerata var. dahurica

This early blooming campanula produces large, funnel-shaped, purple flowers in dense clusters in spring and early summer. The hardiest of all tall bell flowers, it forms big clumps in a sunny position with limy garden soil. Hardy perennial for full sun/part shade. 300 seeds.

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CANTERBURY BELLS ‘Mixed Single’ - Campanula medium
Campanula medium

These hardy, fast-growing biennials have branched, 80 cm stems with large bell-shaped, blue, pink or white flowers over the summer months. A great and long lasting cut flower (seed capsules can also be used). A tall border plant for any position in full sun/part shade and limy, fertile soil.  200 seeds.

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WHITE PEACH LEAFED BELLFLOWER - Campanula persicifolia 'White'
Campanula persicifolia 'White'

This perennial border-plant produces beautiful white, bell-shaped summer flowers on tall stems with evergreen narrow lance-shaped, bright green leaves. It likes moist limy soils in full sun or half shade. Will tolerate heavy soils. Cut back after flowering to encourage a second bloom. 300 seeds. No. 1.

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Peach Leaved Bellflower (Blue) - Campanula persicifolia ‘blue’
Campanula persicifolia ‘blue’

This perennial border-plant produces beautiful blue, bell-shaped summer flowers on tall stems with evergreen narrow lance-shaped leaves. Prefers moist limy soils in full sun or half shade. Tolerates heavy soils. Cut back after flowering to encourage a second bloom. Leaves can be used raw or cooked and flowers are a sweet edible addition to salads. 500 seeds.
 

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GIANT BELLFLOWER - Campanula pyramidalis 'Blue+White'
Campanula pyramidalis 'Blue+White'

A stunning, short lived perennial with strong 1.4 metre tall stems covered in large blue/purple or white bell shaped flowers in mid-summer until autumn. A great background plant for a sunny spot and good, fertile soil with extra lime. 100 seeds/No.1/

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MULLEIN - Celsia roripifolia
Celsia roripifolia

An old fashioned cottage garden plant closely related to the Verbascum family with strong one metre tall flower spikes in summer. The dainty white/pink, 5-lobed petals open first from the base of the flower stalk and turn into attractive reddish round seed pods over mid summer. A rare and unusual biennial or short lived perennial for a sunny position with ordinary garden soil. 300 seeds/No.1/. Not to WA.

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ANNUAL CORNFLOWER ‘Double Ball Mix’ - Centaurea cyanus
Centaurea cyanus

These spring and summer bloomers have large, double flowers in shades of blue, pink and white on 60-100 cm tall stems. These annuals grow well in full sun and good, limy, well-drained soil in a sheltered position. Cut back spent flowers to promote regrowth. Flower petals are edible, adding colour to salads. Plant en masse for a striking display or amongst your vegies for a bit of colour. Makes a great cut or dried flower. Self seeds. 200 seeds.
 

$3.50
Cornflower, Annual  ‘Blue Boy’  - Centaurea cyanus 'Blue Boy'
Centaurea cyanus 'Blue Boy'

These spring and summer bloomers have large, double flowers in a beautiful blue on 80cm tall stems. The classic cornflower colur. These annuals grow well in full sun and good, limy, well-drained soil in a sheltered position. Cut back spent flowers to promote regrowth. Flower petals are edible, adding colour to salads. Plant en masse for a striking display or amongst your vegies for a bit of colour. Makes a great cut or dried flower. Self seeds. 150 seeds.

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Cornflower Annual ‘Artistic Mix’  - Centaurea cyanus Artistic Mix
Centaurea cyanus Artistic Mix

An impressive annual mix of classic blue, rose, plum and white flowers, with hints of ‘frosting’ and colour shades. These annuals grow well in full sun and good, limy, well-drained soil in a sheltered position. Cut back spent flowers to promote regrowth. Flower petals are edible, adding colour to salads. Plant en masse for a striking display or amongst your vegies for a bit of colour. Makes a great cut or dried flower. Self-seeds. 200 seeds.

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PINK CORNFLOWER - Centaurea dealbata
Centaurea dealbata

This 60cm perennial cottage plant produces very unusual pink-coloured, feathery flowers over summer and autumn. A hardy plant that grows well in most soil types and climates. Grow in full sun or part shade. A beautiful cut flower and hardy border plant. Regular deadheading will keep a neater appearance and promote a longer flower period. Prune back hard in late-summer to maintain a compact habit. 20 seeds/No.1/

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GLOBE CORNFLOWER - Centaurea macrocephala
Centaurea macrocephala

A spectacular plant of the cornflower family with artichoke like, huge brown buds opening to large golden yellow flowers in summer on one metre tall stems. A mature plant can grow up to thirty flowers. For organically rich soils in full sun. 20 seeds/No.1/

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PERENNIAL CORNFLOWER - Centaurea montana
Centaurea montana

An old fashioned cottage garden plant with large dark blue, feathery flowers from spring until autumn on 50 cm tall stems and healthy blue-green leaves covered in silver hairs. A beautiful cut flower which grows well in fertile soil in full sun or part shade. 20 seeds/No.1/

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YELLOW CORNFLOWER  - Centaurea orientalis
Centaurea orientalis

This long-blooming, perennial cottage plant produces bright yellow, feathery flowers in summer and autumn. Grows well in most soil types and climates in full sun or part shade. Either the flower or seed capsule makes a beautiful addition to any cut arrangement. Frost hardy and drought tolerant, regular deadheading will keep it neater and prolong flower period. Prune back in late-summer to maintain a compact habit. 15 seeds.

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Red Valerian - Centranthus ruber ‘Rosenrot’
Centranthus ruber ‘Rosenrot’

A charming old fashioned perennial with clusters of light red flowers in late spring and summer, with soft grey green foliage. Flowers in its first year (if started early enough) and makes a great fragrant cut flower. Deadhead to promote more flowering and to prevent self seeding. Self seeds easily. Not for very hot & humid climates. 25 seeds. No. 1.
 

$3.50
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