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 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.


Centaurea cyanus 'Snowman'


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Centaurea cyanus 'Snowman' Seeds

These lovely white Cornflowers have button shaped double flowers and strong grey-green cotton stems. Snowman has well branched stems with many blooms produced on each plant. Cornflowers are brilliant for the cut flower trade, for drying, for confetti and perfect for pollinators. Often known as Bachelors Buttons this White Cornflower is particularly lovely for buttonholes and other wedding flowers.

Sow in spring for summer flowers then sow again in autumn. From an autumn sowing cornflowers produce the largest plants and masses of flowers. Cornflowers are extremely hardy annuals, easy to grow and perfect for cutting.

GenusCentaurea cyanus
Plant TypeHardy Annual
Height and Spread90cm x 30cm (3 feet tall x 12 inches wide)
Sow SeedsEasy to grow. Sow outdoors in March/April, then again in May for later flowers. Extremely hardy. Sow in August/September for sturdy early flowers next year.
Thin/Plant OutAllow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Conditions RequiredPrefers moist but well drained soil in full sun. Snowman Cornflowers are tall and need netting support to help them grow straight or the stems will bend.
Flower ProductionTakes 12 weeks to flower from a spring sowing. Flowers May to August. Keep picking and dead heading to encourage new flowers.
PickingPick Cornflowers early in the morning, remove lower leaves and stand in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 5-7 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsCentaurea Snowman looks great with lime green foliage. They grow particularly well with other Cornflowers such as the lovely pink Centaurea 'Classic Romantic' and the lacey white flowers of Orlaya grandiflora and Ammi majus.
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