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?
Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your wildlife will love too.

In this shop you will find flower seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Here are some of the best, most beautiful and easiest plants for you to grow.

News September 2021

Woo Hoo! September is the perfect time to sow Hardy Annuals so they can grow and develop into healthy plants throughout autumn. Many Perennials and Wildflowers can be sown now too. There are some seeds that need a cold spell to germinate so autumn is brilliant for getting them off to a good start.
There’s nothing like growing your own flowers from seed. If you want flowers for cutting or a beautiful wildlife garden then a few minutes spent sowing seeds this month will bring wonderful things for you in 2022. It’s good to plan ahead!
Christmas Collections are available now! Seed collections make the perfect gift for keen gardeners and there’s some exciting new products coming soon too… so watch this space.
Do feel free to have a browse if you’d like some inspiration. You’ll find growing information for each flower here in the shop too.

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Hesperis matronalis 'Purple' Seeds

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Hesperis matronalis 'Purple' Seeds

Hesperis matronalis 'Purple' is a hardy biennial plant with clusters of small purple scented flowers.
Commonly known as Sweet Rocket or Dame’s Violet Hesperis is popular because it’s easy to grow and quite beautiful. A patch of these tall graceful flowers helps to generate the relaxed look of a cottage garden. They make super cut flowers and look especially lovely combined with Foxgloves and Aquilegias.

Genus Hesperis matronalis
Variety Purple
Plant Type Hardy Biennial
Height & Spread 60-75cm tall x 45cm spread
Sow Seeds Sow seeds indoors anytime from May to July at 18 - 21C. Do not cover seeds because they need light to germinate. Alternatively sow direct from June onwards.
Thin/Plant Out Plant well established young plants into their flowering position from the end of August to the end of September. Allow sufficient space (45cm) for the young plants to grow and develop into healthy large plants. During autumn and winter Hesperis produces a good root system and forms a large rosettes of foliage ready for flowering in late spring.
Conditions Required Hesperis will grow in most garden situations ranging from full sun to shade.
Please note that they usually become leggy and need staking in very shady conditions. The perfect spot is a woodland edge situation with dappled shade and sun. They prefer moist but well drained soil. Hesperis will self seed if you leave some of the long thin seed heads on the plant after flowering has finished.
Flower Production Hesperis flowers from May until July one year after sowing. I suggest that you grow plenty because their early flowers fill the gap after Tulips have finished flowering. Usually flowers are produced for a good two months.
Picking Pick in the cool of the early morning or evening when the top few flowers are open. Lasts 5 to 7 days as a cut flower.
Planting Combinations Hesperis enjoys similar woodland edge type conditions to Foxgloves and Aquilegias. Luckily they all look beautiful growing together. If you want a good show of early blooms and lots of flowers for cutting then plant the three of them in drifts.


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