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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.


Stellaria holostea

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Stellaria holostea Seeds

Greater Stitchwort is one of our most beautiful wildflowers. This lovely perennial plant produces snow white starry flowers. As you can see from these photos Greater Stitchwort is lovely with other wildflowers such as Bluebells and Red Campion. They are a great source of nectar for lots of pollinating insects including bees, hoverflies, butterflies and moths and listed by the RHS as Perfect for Pollinators.

Lovely for wilder parts of manicured gardens such as an orchard, grassy bank or hedge bottom, Greater Stitchwort flowers from April until June. They love sun and dappled shade. They are perfectly suited to naturalistic planting schemes, particularly woodland because their flowers coincide with other woodland plants such as Bluebells and Red Campion.

Grow in dappled shade with well drained soil for best results. Will also grow in deep shade and open sunny meadows.

GenusStellaria holostea

Common nameGreater Stitchwort
Plant TypePerennial Wildflower. Perfect for Pollinators
Height & Spread60-75cm (2-2.5 feet) tall x 30cm (1 foot) spread
Sow SeedsSow direct in spring or autumn. Alternatively sow in modules indoors and plant out when roots are well established and the soil is warm.

Thin/Plant OutAllow a minimum space of 30cm per plant.
Conditions RequiredGreater Stitchwort loves well drained soil. They prefer a site with dappled shade and will also grow in deep shade and full sun. They are hardy perennials and will survive cold winters as long as the soil isn't waterlogged.
Flower ProductionBlooms are produced from April/May until June/July. Once flowering is over cut back or mow over the plants if they are naturalised in grass.
Picking When cutting place the cut flowers into a bucket of clean water. Lovely for wildflower posies.
Planting CombinationsGrows particularly well with Grasses, Leucanthemum vulgare (Ox-Eye Daisies), Silene dioica (Red Campion), Geranium, Bluebells and other Wildflowers.

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