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Welcome 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 garden wildlife will love too. Here are some beautiful and easy plants for you to grow.
In June you can sow a batch of Hardy Annuals which will grow and flower quickly now the soil has warmed up. Start sowing Biennials such as Foxgloves, Sweet William and Wallflowers. Sow Half Hardy Annuals such as Cosmos, Sunflowers and Zinnias and they’ll flower in summer and autumn too.

Ammi majus & Scabiosa 'Black Knight'

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Scabiosa 'Black Knight' & Ammi majus Seeds

Ammi majus is brilliant for cut flowers. With lacy white flower heads and dark green feathery foliage Ammi adds a light touch to bouquets lending a just picked country feel. It’s good for adding height to borders, for cut flower production and attracts pollinating insects too. In fact it's such a great plant that the RHS have awarded it the AGM (Award of Garden Merit).

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Knight' has glamorous deep burgundy, almost black flowers followed by amazing seed heads. Scabious are easy to grow and produce masses of flowers for cutting. The more you cut the more you get.

For maximum flower production sow both plants in spring for summer flowers then sow again in late summer or early autumn for larger stronger plants and more flowers early next year.

Genus Two packets of seed: Ammi majus and Scabiosa atropurpurea
Variety 'Black Knight'
Plant Type Hardy Annuals (Scabious is actually a perennial best grown as an annual)
Height & Spread 75-90cm tall x 30cm wide (3 feet tall x 12 inches)
Sow Seeds Sow direct in autumn or spring. Germinates at 15°c in 7 to 21 days. In cold areas may also be sown indoors in modules in early spring then planted out in May.
Thin/Plant Out Allow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Conditions Required Prefers well drained soil in full sun.
In cold areas may need protection in winter.
Flower Production Glamorous flowers produced from June to October as long as you keep picking. Interesting seed heads form if you let them.
Picking Pick flowers early in the morning and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 7 days in a vase.
Planting Combinations Scabiosa and Ammi are some of the loveliest flowers you can grow for cutting. Scabiosa 'Black ' looks great in the garden or a vase with white blooms and other darkly dramatic flowers such as Daucus 'Dara' and frothy fillers such as Ammi majus and Ammi visnaga.
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