It’s easy to grow your own flowers from seed. Here’s beautiful flowers, growing information & seed collections for gifts.
Flower Seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife.
Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife?
The truth is that it’s not just a dream but a distinct possibility for you.
In this shop you will find flower seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. I have grown these flowers myself then selected the best, most beautiful and easiest plants for you to grow. To find out more about a plant just click on the images below to open the page and read more about how to grow them.
Seeds to sow in May.
There are lots of lovely Hardy Annual Seeds to sow in April. They are beautiful in your garden, excellent for wildlife and brilliant for cut flowers too.
May is the month to sow Half Hardy Annuals too. Cosmos Antirrhinum (Snapdragons) Rudbeckia and Cleome can all be sown now.
COUNTRY GARDEN SEED SHOP
Agrostemma githago 'Purple Queen'
This is a Cut Flower version of the Corncockle, one of our most beautiful wildflowers. Purple Queen has been specially bred to produce tall stems topped by large light purple trumpet shaped flowers. Blooms are wide open and are easy for Bees and Butterflies to land on. In fact they are great for lots of pollinating insects. Recommended by the RHS as Perfect for Pollinators.
Lovely for cottage gardens, wildlife gardens and for wilder parts of manicured gardens such as an orchard, Agrostemma flowers from June until September. They are also suited to naturalistic planting schemes and wild flower meadows because they grow beautifully with grasses, knautia, geranium and other wildflowers.
Each individual flower is upward facing which makes is jolly useful in the garden or as a cut flower. Grow in full sun with well drained soil for best results.
|Genus||Agrostemma githago 'Purple Queen'|
|Plant Type||Hardy Annual. Cut Flower.|
|Height & Spread||90 - 100cm (3 feet+) tall x 30cm (1 foot) spread|
|Sow Seeds||Sow seeds indoors 6 weeks before the last frost in your area then plant out in May. Alternatively direct sow in flowering position in spring (Mid April-May). Once established Corncockles will self sow in autumn into cultivated bare earth.|
|Thin/Plant Out||In the garden allow a minimum space of 30cm per plant. Can be planted 20-25cm apart if growing in rows for cut flowers. (Use netting support)|
|Conditions Required||Agrostemma loves well drained soil. They prefer an open site with plenty of sunshine.|
|Flower Production||Blooms are produced 12-14 weeks from sowing. Flowers from June to September. Once flowering is over cut back or mow over the plants if naturalised in grass.|
|Picking||Cut flowers regularly and dead-head to make sure that your plants continue to produce new blooms. When cutting place the cut flowers into a tall bucket of clean water. Allow to rest overnight before arranging. Lasts up to 7 days as a cut flower.|
|Planting Combinations||Corncockle grows particularly well with other cornfield annuals such as Cornflowers and Poppies. They are also lovely with grasses, Knautia, Geranium and other wildflowers.|