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.

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Cerinthe major Purpurascens

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Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens' Seeds

Cerinthe major is an early flowering hardy annual with glaucous foliage and deep purple bell-like flowers. Cerinthe seeds are large and are very easy to sow and grow. Cerinthe is good in the garden grown with Borage and Salvia viridis and excellent for cutting providing both flowers and interesting foliage.
Commonly known as Honeywort, butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects love Cerinthe! Sow Cerinthe in spring for summer flowers then again in autumn for early flowers next year.


GenusCerinthe major
VarietyPurpurascens
Plant TypeHardy Annual (actually a perennial best grown as an annual) Cut Flower & Perfect for Pollinators
Height and Spread45/60cm x 30/45cm (18/24 inches tall x 12/18 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 well drained soil in full sun. Keep picking and dead heading to encourage new flowers. Cerinthe are medium tall plants with heavy flower heads and need some support or the stems will bend.
Flower ProductionTakes 12 weeks to flower from a spring sowing. Flowers June to September.
PickingPick Cerinthe early in the morning, remove lower leaves and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Sear stem ends in boiling water for 30 seconds to help water uptake. Lasts 7-10 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsCerinthe is one of the best annual foliage plants you can grow. Looks great with blue flowers. They grow particularly well with Calendula officinalis and Salvia viridis and lovely contrasting Calendula.


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Cerinthe major Purpurascens