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.


Verbena bonariensis


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Verbena bonariensis Seeds

If you love tall 'see through' flowers you will adore this one. Verbena bonariensis has tall square stems topped by delicate heads of purple flowers. Their tubular flowers are full of nectar that butterflies and other pollinating insects love and they add a delightfully airy touch planted in drifts in borders. Verbena is good for cutting too… add them to mixed bunches of flowers to create a lovely contemporary look.

Strictly speaking Verbena is a Perennial plant but you can also treat it like a Hardy Annual. Sow indoors in spring and sow direct from May onwards when the soil has warmed up. Verbena flowers from mid summer onwards and will keep going long into autumn. You may know Verbena bonariensis as Purple Top.

GenusVerbena bonariensis
Plant TypeHardy Perennial can be treated as Hardy Annual. Cut Flower.

Height & Spread120cm- 150cm /4-5 feet tall x 30cm/1 foot wide
Sow SeedsSow indoors in spring. Grow on then plant out and sow direct from May onwards. Takes 14 weeks from seed to flower from a spring sowing.
Thin/Plant OutThin or Plant out 30cm/1 foot apart after the last frosts when the soil has warmed up in May.
Conditions RequiredPrefers moist but well drained soil in full sun. Verbena is a tall plant with slender stems but stands up to wild weather and does not need support.
Flower ProductionFlowers from July to November. Keep cutting the blooms and your plants will keep producing flowers well into autumn.
PickingPick in the early morning or cool evening. Sear stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds and stand flowers in a tall bucket of water for a good drink before arranging. Verbena flowers last 7 -10 days in a vase.
Planting CombinationsVerbena grows well with other tall hardy annuals such as Ammi and Dill and is particularly lovely with Grasses. Verbena pairs well with most blooms especially those in shades of blue such as Salvia viridis 'Oxford Blue', Centaurea 'Double Blue' and whites like Ammi majus and Cosmos 'Purity'

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