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 atropurpurea 'Purple'


Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Purple' 00064
Scabiosa atropurpurea 'Purple'

Scabiosa is commonly called the Pincushion flower. But there is nothing common about this plant. Purple Scabious has tantalising buds opening to glamorous flowers in rich purple shades followed by amazing seed heads. What's more 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. Scabiosa plants are very hardy and an autumn sowing will produce early flowers the following year.

GenusScabiosa atropurpurea
Plant TypeHardy Annual (actually a short lived perennial best grown as an annual)
Height & Spread90cm tall x 30cm wide (3 feet tall x 12 inches)
Sow SeedsSow indoors in early autumn or spring then plant out in 4-6 weeks.
Sow outdoors in April/May.
Thin/Plant OutAllow 45cm (18 inches) between plants.
Conditions RequiredPrefers well drained soil in full sun. Provide support when the plants are young and short. Ideally netting stretched horizontally works well for a block of Scabious.
Flower ProductionGlamorous flowers produced from June to November/December as long as you keep picking.
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 atropurpurea is one of the loveliest flowers you can grow for cutting.
They grow particularly well with other tall hardy annual plants such as Larkspur, Antirhhinum, Ammi and Dill.
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