Cottage Garden Seeds
Loved by bees, butterflies and gardeners alike. A sweetly scented annual (to 40 cm) with lavender blue flowers that blooms throughout summer. It’s versatile and easy to grow. The plant mounds neatly with green whorled leaves. Use on borders, as a filler around larger plants or in a pot. Handles full sun & some shade. Prefers well drained soil. 300 seeds.
Bright gold starlike flowers on long spikes (60-90 cm) above attractive blue tinted arching foliage. A hardy, clump forming, evergreen perennial. The fragrant flower and seed spikes are used in flower arrangements, flowers can also be dried. Maintains interest in the garden after flowering with globular seed pods. Handles light, dry to heavy soils. Takes 2-3 years to flower. 10 seeds. No. 1.
A lovely mixture of old-fashioned Michaelmas Daisies which will bloom in late summer and autumn. Grows to 140 cm tall and covered in flowers. These beautiful cut flowers will range in purple, blue and white. Asters like full sun and fertile, limy soil.
40 seeds/No.1/. Not to WA.
A long flowering attractive plant that provides a touch of elegance to the cottage garden with a mass of white starry flowers with pink veins in summer. Used in flower arrangements. Prefers cool-temperate areas, in warmer climates provide midday shade. Can be used as a ground cover when planted as a group. Deadhead to prolong flowering and self seeding. 20 seeds. No. 3.
Ornamental kale provides something unique and unusual for the garden or bouquets. Florists love these attractive small headed leaf cabbages. Best grown in places where the temperature drops below 10˚C, so ideal for autumn and winter. ‘Sunrise’ has creamy white leaves with a light pink centre. 20 seeds.
Ornamental kale provides something unique and unusual for the garden or bouquets. Florists love these attractive small headed leaf cabbages. Best grown in places where the temperature drops below 10˚C, so ideal for autumn and winter. ‘Sunset’ has red centre with dark outer leaves. 20 seeds.
An easily grown perennial grass with decorative nodding, heart-shaped seed-heads on upright stems. Initially the seed heads are green, turning red/purple then golden as summer progresses, gently dancing in the lighest of summer breezes. Best planted in small groupings. Leaves are blue-green. Flowers and seed capsules for cutting. 50 seeds. No. 1.
Mountain mint is a clumping/bushy plant to 50 cm that has very aromatic, spicy leaves and flowers. Originally used as a medicinal, tea and culinary herb it is now also valued for its ornamental attributes as it is attractive and long flowering. It produces many small lilac to white airy flowers all summer until late autumn. A hardy perennial that flowers in its first year. The flowers attract bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects. A tough plant that prefers well drained soil. 200 seeds.
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.
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.
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.
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.