Cottage Garden Seeds

RED HOT POKER - Kniphofia uvaria 'Grandiflora Mix'
Kniphofia uvaria 'Grandiflora Mix'

This mixture of red, orange and yellow 'Pokers' carry very large, 70cm tall flower spikes over mid-summer until late autumn. They tolerate coastal conditions and grow well in average soil, but need plenty of sun. The grass like leaves stay green in winter and the plant is perennial and frost hardy. 30 seeds/No.9/

EVERLASTING PEA - Lathyrus latifolius 'Mix'
Lathyrus latifolius 'Mix'

A perennial with attractive sprays of sweet pea flowers (red, pink & white) blooming over summer. Climbs to 2m or can be used as a ground cover. An easy, fast growing species that requires full sun or half shade, provide regular watering when in bloom.  10 seeds/No.8/

HERITAGE SWEET PEA 'Busbee' - Lathyrus odoratus 'Busbee'
Lathyrus odoratus 'Busbee'

Heavily-scented, beautiful, bicoloured dark-crimson and purple-pink flowers appear for many months over summer. Grows well in friable, limy, moist soil in a sunny, warm position protected from strong winds and will need some support from a trellis or wire fence. A stunning cut flower. 10 seeds.

SWEET PEA DWARF 'Little Sweetheart' - Lathyrus odoratus 'Dwarf'
Lathyrus odoratus 'Dwarf'

A dwarf bush sweet pea grows to 20-30cm and requires no support. Ideal for borders, window boxes and containers. Sweetly scented and early blooming with a range of bright colours in red, white, rose, lilac, purple and blue. 15 seeds.

SWEETPEA – 'High Scent' - Lathyrus odoratus 'High Scent'
Lathyrus odoratus 'High Scent'

A simple sprig of this pretty sweetpea is enough to fill the air with a sweet, intoxicating scent. An abundance of attractive flowers, creamy pink in colour with a deeper lavender blue petal margin, grow on 180cm vines, stems ideal for cutting. 15 seeds.

SWEET PEA - Mammoth Choice Mix - Lathyrus odoratus 'Mammoth Choice Mix'
Lathyrus odoratus 'Mammoth Choice Mix'

An old-fashioned, 200 cm tall, climbing sweet pea, abundant with scented pink, white, red and purple-blue flowers in summer. It will grow well in fertile, moist soil in a warm position protected from strong winds. Gorgeous trellised against a wall or fence or can be used as a ground cover. A beautiful and fragrant cut flower. 20 seeds.

Sweetpea ‘Hammett Streamer' - Lathyrus odoratus 'Streamer'
Lathyrus odoratus 'Streamer'

A mix of colours (blue, lilac, pink and chocolate maroon) all with striped and flushed 2-tone flowers. A strong climber or ground cover. This annual grows well in fertile moist soil in a warm spot protected from the wind. A heavily scented, beautiful cut flower. 12 seeds.

SWEET PEA ‘Sweet Velvet’ - Lathyrus odoratus 'Sweet Velvet'
Lathyrus odoratus 'Sweet Velvet'

Collected from an old cottage garden in Hobart, this old-fashioned, hardy annual has amazing deep maroon fragrant flowers in summer to early autumn. Prefers fertile, moist soil in a warm spot protected from strong winds. Gorgeous trellised against a wall or fence or used as a ground cover. 15 seeds.

Tangier Pea - Lathyrus tingitanus ‘Roseus’
Lathyrus tingitanus ‘Roseus’

A gorgeous climbing annual pea that is as easy to grow as it cousin, the traditional sweet pea. A rarer plant than its cousin, this pea has graceful coral pink flowers with a deep rose centre (without a scent). A long lasting cut flower. Grow on a trellis, against a wall/fence or used as a ground cover. Native to southern Europe and north Africa. 20 seeds.

Lathyrus vernus

A highly rewarding perennial from the sweet pea genus. Forming neat clumps (to 40 cm) that do not run, with hundreds of flowers in deep crimson, red or violet. Prefers well-drained moist soil but once established it can handle dry periods and rock gardens. Each year the clumps get bushier and flowers even more profusely. 10 seeds. No. 10.

MALLOW ‘Pink&White’ - Lavatera trimestris
Lavatera trimestris

This hardy annual bears flowers with large, trumpet-shaped pink or white petals and blooms over a long period (from early summer until autumn). They are beautiful cut flowers and an excellent border plant with attractive heart-shaped, bright-green foliage. Grows well in light, even poor, soil with perfect drainage and plenty of sun. 80 seeds.

ENGLISH LAVENDER - Lavendula angustifolia
Lavendula angustifolia

Native to the Mediterranean area this type of lavender is grown commercially for essential oils on huge fields in Tasmania. A very hardy, tough plant for sunny, hot positions and well drained, fertile soil. 200 seeds/No.3/

French Lavender - Lavendula dentata
Lavendula dentata

French Lavender carries soft spikes of mauve-blue, scented flowers in winter and spring. A compact, evergreen shrub with grey-green, toothed, aromatic foliage, it makes an excellent hedge specimen and does best when kept to one metre high. Fast growing and salt-tolerant, even in poor soils, it needs full sun. Cut flowers dry beautifully. 30 seeds.

ITALIAN LAVENDER - Lavendula stoechas
Lavendula stoechas

The Italian Lavender is a frost hardy evergreen and compact little shrub up to 60 cm tall. It is covered in purple pink flower spikes from summer until late autumn. Also grown for essential oils, this type of lavender needs a sunny position with well drained garden soil.

25 seeds/No.9/


EDELWEISS - Leontopodium alpinum
Leontopodium alpinum

Native to the European Alps, this famous 20cm tall perennial has unusual creamy white, woolly looking flowers in spring and early summer. This very frost-hardy plant needs a cool climate, well-drained, gritty soil with few winter rains and full sun or part shade. Ideal for rock gardens and embankments. 100 seeds.

Gayfeather - Liatris spicata
Liatris spicata

A tough, drought tolerant perennial that produces long lasting lilac-rose feathery flower heads (like the native bottlebrush). An erect habit with grass-like foliage that provides a bold showing with the feathery flowers. Growing to 1m tall, the flowers provide long lasting interest into from mid-summer into autumn. Seed pods and flowers are both used in flower arranging. 30 seeds.