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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.

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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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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Tellima grandiflora NCG 347 Tellima grandiflora
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot approx.)

£3.95

 
Fringe cups

Attractive shade-loving plant

A lovely woodland plant with a rosette of light-green round, lobed foliage and slender stems bearing insignificant, but nonetheless attractive, downward-pointing bell-shaped flowers down their length, sometimes creamy yellow, sometimes tinged with pink.

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Teucrium hircanicum 'Purple Tails' NCG 065 Teucrium hircanicum 'Purple Tails'
Seed 1 packet - 40 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot)
Limited stock
£3.95

 
Caucasian Germander 'Purple Tails'

Just a few plants available

Deep pink flower spikes with purple bracts from early summer to autumn, on erect stems rise above crinkled rich green basal foliage. Cut back after first flush to encourage new blooms. Although it prefers moist, free-draining soil, this plant is drought tolerant.

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Thalictrum aquilegifolium NCG 615 Thalictrum aquilegifolium
Seed 1 packet - 25 seeds

£1.95

 
Meadow rue

Nodding heads of delicate, reddish-purple flowers with long stamens above attractive foliage.

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Tigridia pavonia NCG 045 Tigridia pavonia
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£3.15

 
Tiger Flower

This exotic bulb in shades of red, yellow, white and cream is happiest in full sun in moist, well drained soil (add grit to the planting hole if soil is heavy). Tigridia can endure the cold, but for complete safety, in all but the mildest areas it is advisable to…

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Trifolium rubens NCG 631 Trifolium rubens
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Delivery late May
£3.95

 
Ornamental clover

Limited stock

This ornamental clover is not only much loved by bees but makes a good cut flower. The flower spikes are soft to the touch and dusky-pink in colour. The foliage is interesting, in that it resembles that of peanut plants.

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Trollius europaeus NCG 131 Trollius europaeus
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£3.75

 
Globe Flower

A member of the buttercup family, this lovely wild-flower produces globe-shaped pale to mid-yellow flowers, appearing above attractive foliage. Valuable for colour in spring gardens, particularly in light shade, where they glow beautifully. They also make a good cut flower.

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Tulipa turkestanica NCG 589 Tulipa turkestanica
Seed 1 packet - 20 seeds

£1.95

 
Turkestan tulip

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Valeriana officinalis NCG 437 Valeriana officinalis
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Limited stock
£3.95

 
Garden heliotrope

This sweetly vanilla-scented cottage garden plant has masses of small, white to pale-pink flowers on strong, straight stems clothed in attractive, finely divided, bronze foliage. Much loved by bees and other pollinating insects. Highly recommended.

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Verbena bonariensis NCG 085 Verbena bonariensis
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Purpletop verbena, Purpletop vervain

Wonderful sculptural plant!

A tall, sculptural plant that ticks all the boxes! The clusters of small, purple flowers, which are borne on the end of strong, branching stems, are a magnet for butterflies, bees and hoverflies. Grow en masse for best effect. Although a perennial, this plant tends to be short-lived, but it…

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Veronica longifolia (blue) NCG 084 Veronica longifolia (blue)
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Very limited stock
£4.25

 
Garden Speedwell, Blue

A very attractive and useful plant; long lasting, purple flower spikes of tiny flowers appear from late spring until mid summer and make a good filler in flower arrangements.Very attractive to bees.

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Vinca major 'Variegata' NCG 526 Vinca major 'Variegata'
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot approx.)

£3.75

 
Greater periwinkle 'Variegata'

A trailing vine, usually used as ground cover, with bold creamy-yellow and green variegation. Pretty purple flowers and inch or so across appear sporadically from spring right into autumn. The plant spreads by rooting along the stems where they lie on the ground and can become quite dense, but can…

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Viola 'Blackjack' NCG 062 Viola 'Blackjack'
Viola 'Blackjack'

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This is probably a cross between Bowles' Black and a standard viola. Still, it is rich in colour and produces masses of small, midnight-blue flowers with yellow eyes. Very useful for front of border or in containers and hanging baskets. Cut back after first flush of flowering to encourage new…

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Viola 'Bowles Black' NCG 516 Viola 'Bowles Black'
Viola 'Bowles Black'

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A very pretty viola that is usually hard to come by, with flowers which are deepest midnight-blue to almost black, with deep yellow eyes. Although strictly speaking a hardy perennial, best treated as a half-hardy annual. The seeds gathered from these plants were fertilised when almost all other violas in…

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Viola cornuta NCG 047 Viola cornuta
Seed 1 packet - mixed colours

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot)

£3.95

 
Plant 3 x young plants
Usually trimmed back.
£4.95

 
Seed 1 packet - Ex. White, 30 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Horned Violet

A lovely front of border plant in shades of pale blue and occasionally white. Very easy to grow and flowers for months. Plants can become leggy but this is easily remedied; cut them back to within 3-4 inches of the ground and they will soon regenerate to produce compact plants…

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Viola odorata NCG 594 Viola odorata
Seed 1 packet - 40 seeds approx

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£3.75

 
Sweet violet

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Viola sororia 'Freckles' NCG 419 Viola sororia 'Freckles'
Woolly Blue Violet, Sister Violet

Currently unavailable

This stunning viola has white, or very pale-blue, flowers which are covered in tiny purple speckles. Comes true from seed. The plants on offer are very small, but don't worry - they will soon bulk out if given the right conditions.

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Viola wittrockiana 'Black Devil' NCG 637 Viola wittrockiana 'Black Devil'
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx

£1.95

 

A very dynamic viola with large blooms, near-black with golden eyes. Although strictly speaking a hardy perennial, best treated as a half-hardy annual. I have no other V. wittrockia varieties in the garden, but cannot guarantee that all will come true from my collected seeds - however in my experience…

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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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