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.


Scabiosa 'Beaujolais Bonnets'


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Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Beaujolais Bonnets'

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Beaujolais Bonnets' has rich dark burgundy buds and glamorous flowers in shades of wine with white stamens and pink outer petals followed by amazing seed heads.
Slightly shorter than other varieties of annual Scabious, 'Beaujolais Bonnets' is easy to grow and produces masses of flowers for cutting. The more you cut the more you get. Sow outdoors in spring for flowers this summer then sow again in autumn. An autumn sowing will produce early flowers the following year.

GenusScabiosa atropurpurea
VarietyBeaujolais Bonnets
Plant TypeHardy Annual (actually a First Year Flowering Perennial often grown as an annual) Cut Flower.
Height & Spread50-60cm tall x 30cm wide (2 feet tall x 12 inches)
Sow SeedsSow indoors in early autumn then plant out in 4-6 weeks. Alternatively sow indoors from late February to March. Plant out or sow direct in April/May.
Thin/Plant OutAllow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Conditions RequiredPrefers well drained soil in full sun.
In cold areas may need protection in winter.
Flower ProductionGlamorous flowers produced from June to October as long as you keep picking. Interesting seed heads form if you let them.
PickingPick Scabiosa early in the morning and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 7 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsScabiosa is one of the loveliest flowers you can grow for cutting. Beaujolais Bonnets looks great in the garden or a vase with other rich red blooms and lime foliage and flowers such as Bupleurum, Dill and Nicotiana.
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