Welcome to the Norfolk Cottage Garden Seeds & Plants Shop This is an alphabetical listing of all the cottage garden plants.

At times, especially during the summer, plants may be cut back or pinched out if they are too far advanced to ship whole. This encourages annuals and biennials to produce extra flowering stems, so no bad thing! Perennials will establish well for next year, but may or may not flower this year, depending on species. In some instances top growth may be woody or sparce (e.g. Anthemis tinctoria), but don't worry, the plants are perfectly healthy and will soon produce fresh foliage! Please contact me if you would like to enquire about specific plants.

Geranium  pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis' NCG 221 Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis'
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.


Mountain Cranesbill 'Bill Wallis'

With its abundance of small, rich purple flowers from early spring and right through until autumn, small, lobed leaves and reddish stems, this is a delightful geranium and, given what I'm about to tell you, surprisingly rare. I am going to be brutally honest with you; if you choose to…

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Geranium renardii 'Phillipe Vapelle' NCG 463 Geranium renardii 'Phillipe Vapelle'
Renard geranium 'Tschelda'

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A delightful geranium, chiefly due to its rounded, velvety, deeply textured leaves. The standard variety has pinkish-white flowers with purple-red veining, but these are a soft mauve, also with strong veining, and I believe them to be a variety named 'Tschelda'. Loved by pollinating insects and much recommended to humans!

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Geranium sanguineum 'Elke' NCG 274 Geranium sanguineum 'Elke'
Cranesbill 'Elke'

Sorry - plants and seeds sold out!

For such a small plant (generally considered to be an alpine variety), this exquisite geranium packs a punch! Masses of rich pink, round-lobed petals deeply veined in carmine and having a white edge adorn the plant during May and June, with flowering continuing more sparcely right into autumn, when the…

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Geranium sanguineum Album AGM NCG 255 Geranium sanguineum Album AGM
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot )




About a foot high, this is very attractive front-of-border choice, with a succession of pure white flowers and inch or more across above divided mid-green foliage. Blooms profusely in late spring/early summer, but continues to flower more sporadically for months more. It is very happy in dry and exposed areas,…

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Geranium sanguineum, magenta NCG 469 Geranium sanguineum, magenta
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds



A very pretty low-growing hardy geranium. Bright magenta-pink flowers with a white eye and darker veining appear above finely divided foliage which has a tendency to trail. Although the plant is happy in full sun, it is useful for adding a touch of colour to areas in part-shade.

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Geranium versicolor NCG 245 Geranium versicolor
Plant 1 x 9cm pot
Please see notes in description

Seed 1 packet - 15 seeds


Pencilled geranium

This delightful geranium is semi-evergreen, but will form a fresh rosette of lobed leaves in Spring, followed by small, white flowers, intricately veined in deep magenta-pink. It will continue to flower, though less abundantly, throughout the summer and into autumn. Happy in full sun or part shade. Since there are…

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Geranium x oxonianum 'Julie Brennan' NCG 405 Geranium x oxonianum 'Julie Brennan'
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds


Cranesbill 'Julie Brennan'

An extremely pretty form of geranium oxonianum - I am almost certain the variety is as named. The large flowers are mid-pink, sligtly toothed at the margins and with very striking deep-purple veining. The leaves are a rich, bright green, often with small, chocolate-coloured spots at their base. An unfussy…

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Geum coccineum 'Borisii' NCG 491 Geum coccineum 'Borisii'
Seed 1 packet - 20 seeds


Boris Avens, Boris geum

New - pretty dwarf variety

Dwarf variety, producing a neat mound of hairy, rounded leaves, above which rise stems topped with bright orange-red flowers from late spring and throughout the summer. Lovely at the front of borders and also makes a good container plant.

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Gladiolus callianthus - Acidanthera 'Murielae' NCG 416 Gladiolus callianthus - Acidanthera 'Murielae'
Abyssinian gladiolus

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So much daintier than most other gladiolus, and with a deliciously spicy scent too! The flowers are funnel-shaped, white with a purple blotch at their centre, rising above light-green, sword-shaped leaves. Highly recommended.

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Gladiolus mixed, multicoloured NCG 530 Gladiolus mixed, multicoloured
Gladioli, mixed

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The seeds offered are from a variety of gladiolus, but all were special... some multi-coloured, as ilustrated, and some plain, sometimes with a white streak, in delicious colours ranging from clear lilac through to deepest maroon - almost black. The flowers will have cross-pollinated, so seed will not come true…

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Gypsophila cerastoides NCG 206 Gypsophila cerastoides
Seed 1 x packet (100 seeds approx.)


Baby's breath

A diminutive, mat-forming, alpine gypsophila, standing only about 2-3in high. Mounds of tiny, slightly hairy, mid-green leaves studded with many small, pink-veined flowers from late spring to early summer. An unusual and attractive semi-evergreen plant for rockeries, containers and the front of borders. It is happiest in gritty soil that…

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Gypsophila elegans Mixed NCG 480 Gypsophila elegans Mixed
Annual Baby's Breath

Sorry - sold out

A favourite with flower arrangers, but loved by pollinating insects too, with masses of tiny flowers in shades of pink and white on delicate, ferny foliage. Grow en masse for best effect.

NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.

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Hacquetia Syn. Dondia epipactis AGM NCG 536 Hacquetia Syn. Dondia epipactis AGM
Plant 1 x young plant (9cm pot)
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Rare - very limited stock!

This most unusual and attractive low-growing plant for shade is related to the humble carrot, but to which it bears no obvious resemblance! Produces masses of tiny little yellow flowers in early Spring, above rounded domes of bright, lime-green foliage.

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Hakonechloa  macra 'Alboaurea' AGM NCG 225 Hakonechloa macra 'Alboaurea' AGM
Plant 1 x bare-rooted clump
Equivalent to 9cm pot

Golden Hakonechloa

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A stunning, deciduous grass that does very well in both sun and light shade. Produces lush clumps of arching, cream, yellow and green, narrowly-striped foliage that catches the light in a breeze. Flower racemes on slender stalks appear in summer, followed by delicate seeds heads. I have not found it…

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Helenium Ex. Rauchtopas NCG 218 Helenium Ex. Rauchtopas

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This stately helenium flowers profusely, with masses of daisy-like, yellow florets with orange-red reverses, surrounding a prominent brown cone. Although, like all heleniums, the seed is unlikely to come true, it should produce some attractive plants, so worth giving a try. Although listed as requiring full sun, mine is in…

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Helenium Ex. Rubinzwerg NCG 063 Helenium Ex. Rubinzwerg
Helen's Flower, Sneezewort

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Although this helenium has daisy-like, mahogany red flowers with a brown cone, these seeds will be variable - but whatever comes up should be attractive in the hot bed and you may even discover a gem!

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Helenium puberulum 'Autumn Lollipop' NCG 467 Helenium puberulum 'Autumn Lollipop'
Plant 1 x young plant (9 cm pot)


Sneezewort 'Autumn Lollipop'

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This most unusual plant has spherical, bronze yellow heads with ruffles of yellow petals beneath, like little petticoats, on strong, straight stems with rich green foliage. It makes a unique cut flower.

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Helianthemum nummularium NCG 515 Helianthemum nummularium
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.


Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Only two available!

Common rock-rose

Loved by bees and butterflies, this diminutive shrub has tiny, narrow, dark-green leaves which are topped with masses of small, bright yellow flowers in summer.

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Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' AGM NCG 093 Helianthus 'Lemon Queen' AGM
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot approx)


Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 0.5 litre pot approx.)


Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 1lt pot approx.)


Perennial Sunflower 'Lemon Queen'

Stunning perennial sunflower!

Light yellow, daisy-like flowers, set against rich, dark-green foliage on tall, straight stems, appear in abundance on this beautiful hardy perennial plant for many months. A wonderful addition at the back of the bed and great for flower arrangements.

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Helianthus annuus NCG 025 Helianthus annuus

These seeds will produce sunflowers in mixed colours and heights, but at up to 2.5m, are a good choice to fill in gaps at the back of the border. Branches freely, producing flowers of a perfect size for indoor flower arrangements (to prolong the life of the blooms it is…

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Norfolk Cottage Garden - Free Seeds!
Choose a packet of seeds from the three varieties below and it will be added to your order absolutely FREE!
 Nicotiana langsdorfii
Nicotiana 'Lime Green'
 Agrostis nebulosa
Agrostis nebulosa
 Nicandra physalodes
Nicandra physalodes Shoo-fly plant

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