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

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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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Centaurea 'Snowman' & Ammi majus

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Centaurea 'Snowman' & Ammi majus Seeds

Lacy white Ammi flowers combine beautifully with these white Cornflowers. This lovely double White Cornflower has large 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 'Snowman' and Ammi majus
Common name Cornflowers / Bachelors Buttons and Queen Anne's Lace / Bishops Weed
Plant Type Hardy Annuals
Height and Spread 90+cm x 45cm (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.
Centaurea and Ammi are tall plants and must have support or the stems will bend.

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 beautiful white flowers look great with other white flowers in the garden and in a vase. They are also brilliant with lime green flowers such as Molucella and Nicotiana. Both Ammi & Centaurea grow particularly well with other tall plants with contrasting forms such as Larkspur spires and Cosmos daisies.
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