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
Centaurea 'Double Blue' & Ammi majus
Centaurea 'Double Blue' & Ammi majus Seeds
Lacy white Ammi flowers combine beautifully with these bright blue Bachelors Buttons. This lovely Double Blue Cornflower has large bright blue flowers and strong tall grey-green cotton stems. It's brilliant in the garden, for the cut flower trade, for drying, for confetti and perfect for pollinators. Cornflowers are extremely hardy annuals, easy to grow and perfect for cutting.
Ammi majus is one of our tallest hardy annuals with long strong stems, lacy white flower heads and dark green feathery foliage. 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)
Sow Cornflowers and Ammi in spring for summer flowers then sow again in autumn. From an autumn sowing cornflowers produce the largest plants and masses of flowers.
|Genus||Two packets of seed: Centaurea cyanus and Ammi majus|
|Plant Type||Hardy Annuals|
|Height and Spread||60/90cm x 45cm (2 to 3 feet tall x 18 inches wide)|
|Sow Seeds||Easy to grow. Sow outdoors in March and April/May and again in August/September|
|Thin/Plant Out||Allow 30/45cm (12-/18 inches) between plants.|
|Conditions Required||Prefer moist but well drained soil in full sun. Ammi can tolerate dappled shade.|
Keep picking and dead heading to encourage new flowers.
|Flower Production||Both Ammi and Centaurea take 12 weeks to flower from a spring sowing. Flowers produced from May to September|
|Picking||Pick flowers early in the morning, remove lower leaves and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. |
Lasts 5-7 days in a vase.
|Planting Combinations||These bright Cornflowers look great with other jewel coloured flowers in the garden and in a vase.|
Both Ammi & Centaurea grow particularly well with other tall plants with contrasting forms such as Larkspur.