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 July.

There are lots of lovely Biennial Flower Seeds to sow this month. Biennials are brilliant for early flowers next spring and just a little forward planning pays off big time. Many Biennials are beautiful in your garden, excellent for wildlife and brilliant for cut flowers too.

Wallflower Sunset MixedPlants like  Erysimum (Wallflowers) Digitalis (Foxgloves) Dianthus (Sweet William) Papaver nudicaule (Iceland Poppies) Myosotis (Forget-me-nots) Hesperis (Sweet Rocket) and Lunaria annua (Honesty) can be sown now ready for flowering next spring.

The best things about growing your own Biennial flowers from seed are:

  1. You can have MASSES of blooms in a colour scheme of your choice.
  2. There’s no need to break the bank… seeds are plentiful and INEXPENSIVE.
  3. There’s little effort required and anyone can do it. Sow them outdoors and let them grow on either in a ‘nursery’ bed or where you want them to flower next spring.


Lychnis coronaria

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Lychnis coronaria Seeds

Lychnis is one of our most beautiful and popular garden plants. This lovely perennial plant produces tall silvery stems topped by deep pink flowers. As you can see from these photos, blooms are wide open and are easy for Bees and Butterflies to land on. In fact they are great for lots of pollinating insects and recommended by the RHS too.

Lovely for cottage gardens, wildlife gardens and also more formal herbaceous borders. Lychnis flowers from June until August. They grow beautifully with all sorts of summer flowering perennials including Geranium and Verbascum.

Each individual flower is upward facing which makes it jolly useful and attractive in the garden. Grow in full sun with well drained soil for best results.

GenusLychnis coronaria

Common nameRose campion
Plant TypePerennial. Can also be treated as an annual if sown in January/February
Height & Spread60-90cm (2-3 feet+) tall x 50cm (18 inches) spread
Sow SeedsSow seeds indoors January - April & September - November.
Sow direct May, June and July. Germinates in 2 weeks at 16°C-21°C.
Seeds need cold stratification before sowing and require light to germinate so do not cover after sowing.
Thin/Plant OutIn the garden allow a minimum space of 50cm per plant.
Conditions RequiredLychnis loves well drained soil. They prefer an open site with plenty of sunshine.
Flower ProductionBlooms are produced 12-14 weeks from sowing. Flowers from June to August.
MaintenanceDead-head regularly to make sure that your plants continue to produce new blooms. If you allow seed heads to form then Lychnis will self sow.
Planting CombinationsLychnis grows particularly well with other perennials such as Geranium and Verbascum.

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