It’s easy to grow your own flowers from seed. Here’s beautiful flowers, growing information & seed collections for gifts.

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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?
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 stellata 'Ping Pong'

SKU 00226
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Scabiosa stellata 'Ping Pong' Seeds

Scabiosa 'Ping Pong' has glamorous cream and palest blue flowers followed by the most amazing seed heads. It is easy to grow and each plant produces masses of flowers. You can cut the flowers for arrangements but this variety is grown for it's seed heads which can be used fresh or dried. Sometimes called Paper Moons or Star Flowers the dried seed heads are brilliant in everlasting arrangements.

Sow outdoors in spring for flowers this summer then sow again in autumn. An autumn sowing will produce slightly earlier and sturdier stems, flowers and seed-heads the following year.

Genus Scabiosa stellata
Variety Ping Pong
Plant Type Hardy Annual
Height & Spread 60-75cm tall x 30cm wide (2-2.5 feet tall x 12 inches)
Sow Seeds Sow 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 Out Allow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Conditions Required Prefers well drained soil in full sun.
Please note that in cold areas young plants may need protection over winter.
Flower Production Glamorous flowers produced from June to October as long as you keep picking. It's best to resist cutting the flowers as Ping Pong is grown for it's amazing seed heads which can be used fresh or dried.
Picking Pick Scabiosa flowers & seed heads early in the morning and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 7+ days in a vase and can be dried.
Planting Combinations Scabiosa is one of the loveliest flowers you can grow for cutting. Scabiosa Ping Pong looks great in the garden or a vase with dark flowers such as Scabiosa 'Black Knight' and frothy fillers such as Ammi, Dill and Daucus 'Dara'.
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