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.


Nicotiana alata 'Lime Green'


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Nicotiana alata ‘Lime Green’ Seeds

Lime green foliage is brilliant with flowers of all colours and here’s a lovely soft lime green FLOWER that provides a nice contrast too. Nicotiana Lime Green is long flowering and has velvety yellow-green trumpet shaped blooms. It’s scented too and butterflies and moths love it. They love sun and dappled shade. In my view it’s essential for any cutting garden and is a lovely filler for bouquets.

Nicotiana alata is a perennial plant from South America. You may know it as the Tobacco plant or Jasmine Tobacco. We treat it as a half hardy annual here in the UK. Just provide nice rich soil in a sunny spot with some dappled shade, keep it well watered and it will flower until the first frosts.

*** Nicotiana alata is related to the Tobacco plant but is NOT EDIBLE and is HARMFUL if EATEN***

GenusNicotiana alata
VarietyLime Green
Plant Type
Half Hardy Annual
Height & SpreadGrows to 60cm/2 feet tall x 30cm/1 foot wide
Sow SeedsNicotiana seeds are tiny and need light to germinate. Sow indoors in spring. I’ve found that sowing a pinch of seed in small modules gives the best results. Prick out the tiny seedlings into individual modules or small pots and grow on until they are well established. Nicotiana can also be sown outside in flowering position in May.

Thin/Plant Out
Plant young Nicotiana seedlings outside when the soil has warmed up in May. Allow 30cm/1 foot spacing between plants.
Conditions RequiredLike most Half Hardy Annuals Nicotiana like the sun but these plants are not drought tolerant. Choose spot with some dappled shade and nice rich soil and then water well once each week. Nicotiana has low drought tolerance and will suffer if it dries out completely.
Flower Production
Nicotiana Lime Green takes 12-14 weeks from seed to flower. Flowers are produced for 4 months from June onwards. Successive sowings (In March/April/May) will give you flowers until the first frosts. As long as you keep picking and deadheading these plants will carry on producing flowers for months on end.

PickingCut in cool conditions such as early morning, remove leaves and stand cut stems in clean deep waterfor several hours. Nicotiana Lime Green lasts 7 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsPlant Nicotiana with other half hardy annuals such as bright Zinnias, Rudbeckias and Antirrhinum. Alternatively they look great with the deep blue of Salvia viridis, Agastache Astello Indigo and with white daisies such as Feverfew and Cosmos.

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