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
Eschscholzia Ivory Castle
Eschscholzia 'Ivory Castle' Seeds
A simple poppy from California with creamy white flowers and feathery foliage. Flowers open in sun to reveal pretty yellow stamens then close when night falls. Sow in March and May for summer-long flowers. Sow again in late summer/autumn. An autumn sowing will produce early flowers the following year. Sow again in spring for the longest flowering period. Californian Poppies are easy to grow, produce masses of flowers and are great for edging paths. They are also perfect for posies and pollinators.
|Plant Type||Hardy Annual, Cut Flower, Wildlife Flower|
|Height & Spread||45cm tall x 30cm wide (18 inches tall x 12 inches)|
|Sow Seeds||Sow outdoors in late summer/autumn for winter foliage and nice strong early flowering plants. Sow again in spring (March/April/May) for flowers lasting until late summer.|
|Thin/Plant Out||Eschscholzia dislike root disturbance - it's best to sow them where you want them to flower. Thin out seedlings to allow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.|
|Conditions Required||When the young Californian Poppies are established they are drought tolerant. They need free draining soil in full sun - sandy soils or gravel gardens are best.|
|Flower Production||Takes ten weeks to flower from a spring sowing. Creamy white flowers produced from May to August.|
|Picking||Pick early in the morning or cool evening and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 5 days in a vase.|
|Planting Combinations||Grow Eschscholzia with other drought tolerant plants such as Nigella.|
They look brilliant in a vase with blue flowers such as Cerithe and Salvia.