Cottage Garden Seeds

LOBELIA - Lobelia erinus 'String of Pearls'
Lobelia erinus 'String of Pearls'

A 10-15cm tall, low growing spreading annual or short lived perennial with oval shaped leaves, continuously in bloom from spring until autumn with masses of blue, violet pink and white flowers. An excellent ground cover and a beautiful plant in hanging baskets or other containers. Grows well in fertile, moist soil with good drainage in full sun or part shade.
500 seeds/No.1/

HONESTY - Lunaria biennis
Lunaria biennis

A biennial plant with fragrant purple/pink flowers on strong tall stems with greyish, heart-shaped leaves. The attractive green, oval seed pods turn into dry, papery seed vessels in summer and make great long lasting dried material for arrangements. Also known as the money or dollar plant for the round papery seed capsules. Handles full sun to half shade in ordinary soil. Self seeds. 50 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/

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/


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Oswego Tea / Bee-Balm - Monarda didyma
Monarda didyma

Beebalm is a hardy perennial growing to 110 cm & has a long history of medicinal use where both the flowers and leaves have been used. The mostly red flowers were used by North Americans Indians to make tea which were used in treatments for colds, stomach aches and insomnia. The edible flowers and aromatic leaves are also used as a culinary addition. As the name implies, Beebalm attracts bees and other beneficial insects. Used as a cut flower. 35 seeds.

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.

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.