It’s easy to grow your own flowers from seed. Here’s beautiful flowers, growing information & seed collections for gifts.

Gillian McCullochWelcome to Country Garden Seeds!

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?
Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your wildlife will love too.

In this shop you will find flower seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Here are some of the best, most beautiful and easiest plants for you to grow.

News September 2021

Woo Hoo! September is the perfect time to sow Hardy Annuals so they can grow and develop into healthy plants throughout autumn. Many Perennials and Wildflowers can be sown now too. There are some seeds that need a cold spell to germinate so autumn is brilliant for getting them off to a good start.
There’s nothing like growing your own flowers from seed. If you want flowers for cutting or a beautiful wildlife garden then a few minutes spent sowing seeds this month will bring wonderful things for you in 2022. It’s good to plan ahead!
Christmas Collections are available now! Seed collections make the perfect gift for keen gardeners and there’s some exciting new products coming soon too… so watch this space.
Do feel free to have a browse if you’d like some inspiration. You’ll find growing information for each flower here in the shop too.

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Amaranthus cruentus 'Hot Biscuits'

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£1.95
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Amaranthus cruentus 'Hot Biscuits' Seeds

Amaranthus 'Hot Biscuits' is a striking foliage plant with beautiful golden copper upright tassels. It’s a native of tropical regions of the world. Here in the UK Amaranthus grows quickly during the summer to produce masses of foliage for cutting and drying. Feed and water well to get the tallest plants... it's worth giving some attention to these plants because a few stems of Amaranthus in bouquets gives a luxurious feel. In my view Amaranthus is one of the best foliage plants you can grow.

Genus Amaranthus cruentus 'Hot Biscuits'
Plant Type Half Hardy Annual
Height & Spread 90cm-1.5m tall x 60cm (3-5 feet tall x 2 feet wide)
Sow Seeds Sow indoors in spring - March and April. Sow direct in May when the soil has warmed up and the outdoor temperature is above 15°C.
A spring sowing to flowering usually takes around 12 weeks.
Thin/Plant Out Thin/ Plant out 60cm apart. Provide strong supports to allow the tassels to develop. Grow through sturdy twiggy sticks or netting stretched horizontally.
Conditions Required Amaranthus will grow in most soil conditions. Provide a sunny, well drained, sheltered spot and feed regularly for the tallest plants and best results.
Flower Production Amaranthus flowers from July – October. Keep picking and dead heading to encourage the plants to carry on flowering.
Picking Choose a cool part of the day to pick such as early morning or evening. Remove most of the leaves. Amaranthus lasts 7 -10 days in a vase and can be also be dried for use in floral arrangements by hanging it upside down in a dry dark place.
Planting Combinations The beautiful dramatic golden copper Amaranthus tassels combine well with colourful annual flowers. They are particularly striking with Sunflowers, Dahlias and Cosmos.


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