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


 
IMPORTANT NOTE:
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.

Scirpus atrovirens NCG 495 Scirpus atrovirens
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£4.25

 
Dark-green bulrush

Attractive pond plant

A popular marginal pond plant, this bulrush has very attractive dark brown (almost black) seed heads in spring, above dark-green, grass-like foliage. The seeds, although extremely small, are popular with garden birds.

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Scleranthus biflorus NCG 660 Scleranthus biflorus
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Lime lava

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Scrophularia nodosa NCG 682 Scrophularia nodosa
Seed 1 packet - 200 seeds approx

£1.95

 
Figwort

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Silene hookeri NCG 259 Silene hookeri
Hooker's campion

Currently unavailable

Not just any campion! Low-growing hummocks of furry leaves from which starry flowers in shades of pink raise their heads. Needs some TLC, but much recommended.

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Silene latifolia NCG 496 Silene latifolia
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
White campion, Cuckoo flower, Thunder-flower, White robin

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Silene latifolia x dioica NCG 650 Silene latifolia x dioica
Seed 1 packet

£1.85

 
Pink campion

A hybrid of white and red campion.

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Sisyrinchium  bermudianum NCG 044 Sisyrinchium bermudianum
Seed 1 packet - 60 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Blue-eyed Grass

Dainty deep blue, star-shaped flowers with yellow throats on short, straight stems above stiff, grass-like foliage. Very pretty at the front of the border.

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Sisyrinchium striatum NCG 202 Sisyrinchium striatum
Seed 1 packet - 60 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Sisyrinchium, yellow

Small pale yellow flowers with deeper yellow eyes on spikes above soft, greyish-green, sword-shaped leaves. Although strictly speaking a perennial, this plant seeds itself happily and the younger plants develop quickly and are often more attractive.

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Soleirolia syn. Helxine  soleirolii NCG 804 Soleirolia syn. Helxine soleirolii
Plant 1 x clump (equiv. 9cm pot approx.)

£4.25

 
Mind-your-own-business, Baby's tears

A mat-forming, creeping perennial with tiny round leaves. It spreads rapidly so needs to be sited carefully, but does have its uses. Some sources describe it as tender, but mine has thrived in the passageway down the side of my house for 20 years! But it is perfectly happy as…

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Sophora microphylla NCG 581 Sophora microphylla
Seed 1 packet - 6 seeds

£2.75

 
Weeping kowhai, Small-leaf kowhai

A very attractive small, semi-evergreen tree, native to New Zealand. Produces masses of pendulous, waxy, yellow blooms in spring. Needs a sheltered spot (against a wall is ideal) and full sun to grow as a tree, because although it is hardy to -15C/5F, it can be knocked back somewhat by…

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Sparaxis tricolor, mixed NCG 614 Sparaxis tricolor, mixed
Seed 1 packet - 10 seeds

£2.25

 
Plant 9 cm pot (10 bulbs)
Limited stock! Delivery Feb-March
£4.95

 
Harlequin flower, mixed

Originating from South Africa, the harlequin flower is a very showy choice for containers in late Spring. All the flowers, which are not long-lived but appear in succession to provide a long flowering period, have a dark halo around a yellow centre, but the colour of the outside of the…

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Stachys byzantina NCG 414 Stachys byzantina
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 12cm pot)

£3.95

 
Lamb's ears

Description coming soon.

NOTE: Depending on season, plants, when available, may be trimmed back and/or barerooted for shipping. In this case they will look untidy, but will soon produce fresh foliage.

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Stokesia laevis NCG 219 Stokesia laevis
Stokes Aster, Cornflower Aster

Sorry - currently unavailable

The clear lilac blooms of this plant resemble a delicate cornflower, but this is altogether a far superior plant, in my estimation. Not only is it very drought-tolerant, but is lightly scented, makes a good cut flower, attracts all manner of wildlife and will flower through to the first frosts.…

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Stokesia laevis v. Alba 'Traumeri' NCG 265 Stokesia laevis v. Alba 'Traumeri'
Stokes Aster, Cornflower Aster - White

Sorry - out of stock!

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Symphyotrichum pilosum var. pringlei NCG 602 Symphyotrichum pilosum var. pringlei
Seed 1 packet
(Contains chaff - see notes)
£1.95

 
White aster, White Michaelmas daisy

Copious small, white, narrow-petalled, daisy-like flowers with yellow centres adorn this aster in autumn, on tall, wiry stems clothed in small leaves.

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Symphyotrichum Syn. Aster novae-angliae 'Violetta' NCG 390 Symphyotrichum Syn. Aster novae-angliae 'Violetta'
Plant 1 x plant (9 cm pot approx.)
Very limited stock, sometimes bare-rooted
£4.95

 
New England Aster 'Violetta'

This tall, striking aster is exquisite... the picture does not really do it justice. It produces masses of deep-purple, single flowers about 3.5cm in diameter from late summer and well into autumn. It is loved by pollinating insects. Also a good cut flower. Much recommended! I cannot guarantee that seed,…

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Symphytum 'Hidcote Blue' NCG 421 Symphytum 'Hidcote Blue'
Plant 1 x plant (9 cm pot)

£3.95

 
Comfrey 'Hidcote Blue'

Symphytum 'Hidcote Blue' produces branching stems bearing mid-green, rather coarse, foliage. Clusters of red buds appear in late spring, maturing to pale blue and then white. The foliage is mid-green and rather coarse. Best planted where it will always be required, as it is difficult to completely remove once established.…

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Symphytum orientale NCG 763 Symphytum orientale
Seed 1 x packet (50 seeds approx.)

£2.15

 
White comfrey

Unlike its cousin, S. officinale, the flowers of this useful plant are pure white. It makes a wonderful fertiliser and, being semi-evergreen, leaves can be added to the compost heap throughout most of the year. It can also be used as a mulch and a liquid fertiliser can be made…

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Syringa microphylla NCG 359 Syringa microphylla
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£1.95

 
Littleleaf Lilac

NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.

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Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis NCG 360 Syringa reticulata subsp. pekinensis
Seed 1 packet - 15 seeds

£2.15

 
Peking Lilac, Chinese Tree Lilac

This attractive, small tree or large shrub, originating from northern China, has a rounded habit and bears fragrant, creamy-white flowers in mid- to late-Spring which are attractive to pollinating insects.

NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.

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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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