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 cyanus 'Classic Romantic'
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.
|Plant Type||Hardy Annual, Cut Flower, Dried Flower|
|Height and Spread||90cm x 45cm (3-4 feet tall x 18 inches)|
|Sow Seeds||Easy to grow. Sow outdoors in August/September then again in March/April/May|
|Thin/Plant Out||Allow 30/45cm (12-/18 inches) between plants.|
|Conditions Required||Prefers moist but well drained soil in full sun.|
Keep picking and dead heading to encourage new flowers.
|Flower Production||Takes 12 weeks to flower from a spring sowing. Flowers May to August.|
|Picking||Pick 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 Combinations||These 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.|