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 July.

There are lots of lovely Biennial Flower Seeds to sow this month. Biennials are brilliant for early flowers next spring and just a little forward planning pays off big time. Many Biennials are beautiful in your garden, excellent for wildlife and brilliant for cut flowers too.

Wallflower Sunset MixedPlants like  Erysimum (Wallflowers) Digitalis (Foxgloves) Dianthus (Sweet William) Papaver nudicaule (Iceland Poppies) Myosotis (Forget-me-nots) Hesperis (Sweet Rocket) and Lunaria annua (Honesty) can be sown now ready for flowering next spring.

The best things about growing your own Biennial flowers from seed are:

  1. You can have MASSES of blooms in a colour scheme of your choice.
  2. There’s no need to break the bank… seeds are plentiful and INEXPENSIVE.
  3. There’s little effort required and anyone can do it. Sow them outdoors and let them grow on either in a ‘nursery’ bed or where you want them to flower next spring.


Centaurea cyanus 'Classic Romantic'

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Centaurea cyanus 'Classic Romantic' Seeds

Cornflower Classic Romantic has pretty flowers in all shades of pink with tall grey-green cotton stems. Commonly known as Bachelor's Buttons because of their round button like flowers, they are often used for buttonholes at weddings. Cornflowers of all kinds produce masses of flowers which are lovely for summer posies, hair decorations and wedding flower arrangements. Cornflower petals can also be dried for confetti.

Cornflowers are extremely hardy annuals, easy to grow and excellent for cutting. From an autumn sowing cornflowers produce the tallest plants and masses of flowers. Sow again in spring for the longest display of beautiful blooms. Perfect for pollinators.

GenusCentaurea cyanus
VarietyClassic Romantic
Plant TypeHardy Annual, Cut Flower, Dried Flower
Height and Spread90cm x 45cm (3-4 feet tall x 18 inches)
Sow SeedsEasy to grow. Sow outdoors in August/September then again in March/April/May
Thin/Plant OutAllow 30/45cm (12-/18 inches) between plants.
Conditions RequiredPrefers moist but well drained soil in full sun.

Keep picking and dead heading to encourage new flowers.
Centaurea are tall plants and must have support or the stems will bend.

Flower ProductionTakes 12 weeks to flower from a spring sowing. Flowers May to August.
PickingPick Cornflowers 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 CombinationsThese pink button flowers (deep rose to palest pink) look great with pastel flowers. They grow particularly well with other tall plants such as Ammi majus and Larkspur and lime green foliage and flowers like Molucella and Nicotiana.
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