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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 October you can sow a batch of Hardy Annuals such as Sweet Peas which will grow to form sturdy young plants before winter sets in. Perennials and Wildflowers can also be sown now.

Anthriscus sylvestris

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Anthriscus sylvestris Seeds

Anthriscus sylvestris is one of our most beautiful and easily recognised wildflowers. You'll see clusters of it growing in semi-shaded places such as woodland edges, hedgerows and roadside verges. This lovely perennial plant is commonly known as Cow Parsley or Queen Anne's Lace and produces tall stems with masses of lacy white flowers. As you can see from these photos it is lovely with other wildflowers such as Red Campion and Buttercups. Anthriscus is a great source of nectar for lots of pollinating insects including bees, hoverflies, butterflies and moths.

Perfect for wilder parts of the garden such as orchards or hedge bottom. Anthriscus flowers from May until June. Also suited to naturalistic planting schemes, particularly woodland.
Grow in dappled shade with well drained fertile soil for best results.

Genus Anthriscus sylvestris

Common name Cow Parsley, Queen Anne's Lace
Plant Type Perennial Wildflower.
Height & Spread 120-150cm (4-5 feet) tall x 50cm (2.5 feet) spread
Sow Seeds For the largest plants sow in modules or directly in flowering position in autumn. Lightly cover seed.
May also be sown in spring but Anthriscus needs a cold period to break seed dormancy.
Please see overcoming-seed-dormancy
Thin/Plant Out Plant out healthy young plants grown in modules with a minimum spacing of 50cm per plant.
Conditions Required Anthriscus loves fertile, well drained soil. They prefer a site with dappled shade and sunlight. They are hardy perennials and will survive cold winters as long as the soil isn't waterlogged.
Flower Production Blooms are produced from May until June. Once flowering is over it will self seed if you let it.
Picking Lovely for wildflower posies. When cutting place the cut flowers into a tall bucket of clean water. Allow to rest overnight before arranging. Lasts up to 5 days as a cut flower.
Planting Combinations Cow Parsley grows particularly well with other early flowering wildflowers such as Forget-me-not, Ox-Eye Daisies, Red Campion, Buttercups and other British Wildflowers.

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