Cottage Garden Seeds

RUSSELL LUPINS - Lupinus 'Carnival Mixture'
Lupinus 'Carnival Mixture'

A colourful lupin mixture of large flowering spikes during the first year in pure creamy white, burgundy, yellow, blue and multi-coloured combinations. These striking 100 - 120 cm tall pioneer plants do well in poor, light soils and will bloom from spring to mid-summer requiring extra watering during dry periods. For full sun to semi-shade with no extra fertiliser or lime. 25 seeds/No.8/

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MALTESE CROSS - Lychnis chalcedonica
Lychnis chalcedonica

A fast growing perennial with many heads of scarlet red, cross-like flowers in mid summer on one metre tall stiff stems. The hairy leaves are arranged in opposite pairs and the plant will thrive in full sun and well composted soil. 100 seeds/No.1/

 

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ROSE CAMPION - Lychnis coronaria
Lychnis coronaria

A clump-forming perennial with attractive silver-grey, velvety foliage and vibrant deep-pink to scarlet-red, four-petalled, flowers on 80cm tall stems. Rose Campion is frost hardy, quick to selfseed and has a long flowering period. A tough cottage plant for full sun and average, well-drained soil. Short-lived perennial that self sows easily. 150 seeds.

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Cuckoo Flower - Lychnis flos-cuculi 'White Robin'
Lychnis flos-cuculi 'White Robin'

With pure white star-shaped flowers and red stems this sturdy, upright perennial demurely lures your attention. Flowers in its first year, remove old flowers to prolong flowering period. Self seeds. Prefers soils that do not dry out and handles full sun to part shade. 75 seeds.

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Zebra Mallow / French Hollyhock - Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina'
Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina'

A hardy perennial that flowers in its first year, striking white cup shaped flowers with dark violet stripes running to the centre. Also know as French Hollyhock, the flowers, leaves and seed are edible. A prolific bloomer that is used to attract beneficial insects. No. 9. 30 seeds.

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STOCK ‘Giant Column Mix’ - Matthiolia incana
Matthiolia incana

An annual, bushy plant up to 70cm tall with grey-green, lance-shaped foliage and lots of fragrant, mainly double, flower spikes of pink, white and mauve. They make a beautiful border plant for mass plantings. A magnificent and a long time favourite cut flower for their form, colour and sweet, spicey perfume. It favours well-drained, fertile, limy soil and a sunny, warm position. 80 seeds.

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Tibetan Blue Poppy - Meconopsis betonicifolia
Meconopsis betonicifolia

This stunning Himalayan perennial produces large, sky-blue, papery flowers with prominent yellow stamens. The oblong, matt-green, basal foliage is deciduous and requires partial shade. Needs constantly moist, fertile soil, free of lime and protection from hot weather. Recommended for cool/cold areas only. 35 seeds.

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WELSH POPPY - Meconopsis cambrica
Meconopsis cambrica

This cool climate poppy produces large, yellow-to-orange papery flowers from spring to autumn on 40cm stems with deeply divided leaves. A short-lived perennial that readily self seeds, it prefers moist, well-drained garden soil and a cool position in the garden or rock garden with part shade. 200 seeds.

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Miscanthus sinensis

A large clump forming perennial grass with arching blue-green leaves and silky, hairy panicles that gracefully stand above the plant (to 2.5m). This plant shows great movement in strong and gentle breezes. For the best effect plant in groups of 3-7 or more. Prefers well drained soil in full sun or part shade. Not to WA. 20 seeds.
 

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BELLS OF IRELAND - Molucella laevis
Molucella laevis

A half-hardy annual with spectacular, 1 metre flower spikes, covered in green, bell-shaped calyces with a tiny white flower in the centre. A beautiful cut flower or background garden plant. Molucellas prefer a sunny to half shady position with well-drained rich soil and need extra watering in hot weather. 40 seeds.

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BEEBALM / BERAGMONT LEMON - Monarda citriodora
Monarda citriodora

A hardy annual with attractive lavender coloured flowers and bright green leaves that have a minty lemon scent when crushed. The leaves are excellent for making herbal tea, flavouring salads and add a great flavour when cooked with fish or gamey meats. The flowers are two tiered and the seed heads can be dried and used in arrangements. Approx. 250 seeds.
 

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Forget – Me - Not (Blue) - Myosotis sylvatica
Myosotis sylvatica

With its quaint bright blue flowers the Forget Me Not is a favourite in many cottage gardens. A biennial or short lived perennial that flowers in early spring, once established in the correct spot it will happily reappear for you. Handles sun and shade. Use in rock gardens, pots, edging, woodland gardens, wildflower meadows and rocky slopes. 200 seeds.

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Forget – Me – Not ‘White’ - Myosotis sylvatica (White)
Myosotis sylvatica (White)

A Forget Me Not with white flowers rather than the quaint bright blue flowers of the classic Forget Me Not. A biennial or short lived perennial that flowers in early spring, once established in the correct spot it will happily reappear for you. Handles sun and shade. Use in rock gardens, pots, edging, woodland gardens, wildflower meadows and rocky slopes. 200 seeds.

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Catmint - Nepeta cataria
Nepeta cataria

This useful, evergreen, edging plant has aromatic spikes of small white/cream flowers. The leaves are loved by cats. A hardy perennial groundcover that has a long flowering period over summer, extended by deadheading old flowers. It has cool grey-blue foliage and likes well-drained soil. Young leaves have a mint flavour and can be used in salads or for herbal tea. Divide in spring or autumn. 150 seeds.

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Green Flowering Tobacco - Nicotiana langsdorfii
Nicotiana langsdorfii

A beautiful annual or short-lived perennial covered in lime green, hanging, tubular flower bells for most of the year. Belonging to the Tobacco family this tough, self-seeding, border plant, prefers a sunny, part shady position with well-drained soil. Native to Brazil. All parts are poisonous if eaten. 70 seeds. No.1. Not to WA.
 

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Woodland Tobacco - Nicotiana sylvestris
Nicotiana sylvestris

The woodland tobacco is a classy plant that has sweetly scented, long, white tubular flowers that droop from dense panicles. A short lived perennial, growing to 1.5m. When in full flower the heads are eye catching (like a graceful explosion). Flowers over a long period, in cool areas it will flower until frost. Perfect in mixed borders or semi-wild gardens. Leaves are sticky. Self seeds. Grown as an annual in frosty areas. 150 seeds.
 

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