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 stellata 'Ping Pong'


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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.

GenusScabiosa stellata
VarietyPing Pong
Plant TypeHardy Annual
Height & Spread60-75cm tall x 30cm wide (2-2.5 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.
Please note that in cold areas young plants may need protection over winter.
Flower ProductionGlamorous 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.
PickingPick 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 CombinationsScabiosa 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'.
£1.95 In stock
Scabiosa stellata 'Ping Pong' Scabiosa stellata 'Ping Pong'