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?
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.


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.

GenusTwo packets of seed: Ammi majus and Scabiosa atropurpurea
Variety 'Black Knight'
Plant TypeHardy Annuals (Scabious is actually a perennial best grown as an annual)
Height & Spread75-90cm tall x 30cm wide (3 feet tall x 12 inches)
Sow SeedsSow indoors in early autumn then plant out in flowering position 4-6 weeks later.
Sow indoors in early spring then plant out in May. Sow direct from May onwards.
Thin/Plant OutAllow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Conditions RequiredPrefers well drained soil in full sun.
In cold areas may need protection in winter.
Flower ProductionGlamorous flowers produced from June to October as long as you keep picking. Interesting seed heads form if you let them.
PickingPick flowers early in the morning and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 7 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsScabiosa and Ammi are some of the loveliest flowers you can grow for cutting. Scabiosa 'Black Knight' 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.
£2.95 In stock
Ammi majus & Scabiosa 'Black Knight'