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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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Nicotiana alata 'Sensation Mixed'
Nicotiana ‘Sensation Mixed’ Seeds
Nicotiana Sensation is long flowering and has velvety trumpet shaped blooms in shades of pink, purple, cream and lime green. 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.
Nicotiana alata is a perennial plant from
*** Nicotiana alata is related to the Tobacco plant but is NOT EDIBLE and is HARMFUL if EATEN***
|Plant Type||Half Hardy Annual|
|Height & Spread||Grows to 75cm/2.5 feet tall x 30cm/1 foot wide|
|Sow Seeds||Nicotiana 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. Alternatively sow 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 Required||Like 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 Sensation Mixed 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.|
|Picking||Cut in cool conditions such as early morning, remove leaves and stand cut stems in clean deep waterfor several hours. Nicotiana lasts 7 days in a vase.|
|Planting Combinations||Plant Nicotiana with other half hardy annuals such as bright Zinnias, Rudbeckias and Antirrhinum. Alternatively they look great with the deep blue of Salvia viridis and with white daisies such as Feverfew and Cosmos.|