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?
Just sow a few packets of seeds for gorgeous flowers that your wildlife will love too.

In this shop you will find flower seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Here are some of the best, most beautiful and easiest plants for you to grow.

News September 2021

Woo Hoo! September is the perfect time to sow Hardy Annuals so they can grow and develop into healthy plants throughout autumn. Many Perennials and Wildflowers can be sown now too. There are some seeds that need a cold spell to germinate so autumn is brilliant for getting them off to a good start.
There’s nothing like growing your own flowers from seed. If you want flowers for cutting or a beautiful wildlife garden then a few minutes spent sowing seeds this month will bring wonderful things for you in 2022. It’s good to plan ahead!
Christmas Collections are available now! Seed collections make the perfect gift for keen gardeners and there’s some exciting new products coming soon too… so watch this space.
Do feel free to have a browse if you’d like some inspiration. You’ll find growing information for each flower here in the shop too.

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Scabiosa 'Tall Double Mixed'

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Scabiosa 'Tall Double Mixed' Seeds

Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Tall Double Mixed' is commonly called the Pincushion flower. But there is nothing common about this plant. It has tantalising buds, glamorous double flowers in shades of blue, lilac, pink, crimson and white then when the flowers fade amazing seed heads form. Excellent Cut Flower and lovely filler in mixed bouquets.

What's more Scabiosa 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.

Genus Scabiosa atropurpurea
Variety Tall Double Mixed.
Plant Type Hardy Annual (short lived perennial often grown as an annual) Cut Flower/Filler
Height & Spread 90cm tall x 30cm wide (3 feet tall x 12 inches)
Sow Seeds Sow indoors in early autumn then plant out in 4-6 weeks. Alternatively sow indoors from mid February-April. Plant out and sow direct in April/May.
Thin/Plant Out Allow 45cm (18 inches) between plants.
Conditions Required Prefers well drained soil in full sun. Provide support when the plants are young and short before they become too tall to stake easily.
Flower Production Glamorous flowers produced from June to December as long as you keep picking.
Picking Pick Scabiosa early in the morning and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 7 days in a vase.
Planting Combinations Scabiosa atropurpurea is one of the loveliest flowers you can grow for cutting. They grow particularly well with other tall plants such as Larkspur and Cornflowers and frothy fillers such as Ammi and Dill.
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