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.

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Scabiosa 'Black Knight'

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Scabiosa 'Black Knight' 00163

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Knight' Seeds

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Black Knight' has fascinating lime green buds and glamorous rich dark burgundy flowers followed by amazing seed heads. Excellent Cut Flower.
It 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 slightly earlier and sturdier flowers the following year.


GenusScabiosa atropurpurea
VarietyBlack Knight
Plant TypeHardy Annual (actually a perennial often grown as an annual)
Height & Spread75-90cm tall x 30cm wide (3 feet tall x 12 inches)
Sow SeedsSow indoors in early autumn then plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Sow indoors in early spring then plant out in May. Sow direct from May onwards.
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. Scabiosa Black Knight looks great in the garden or a vase with other dark or lime flowers and frothy fillers such as Ammi, Dill and Daucus 'Dara'.
£1.95 In stock