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

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.

Achillea millefolium NCG 233 Achillea millefolium
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot or equiv.)


Common Yarrow, Milfoil

A plant of many names! It has variously been called, Devil's Nettle, Hundred-leaved Grass, Lace Plant, Milfoil, Nose Pepper, Nosebleed, Sanguinarya and Soldier's Woundwort (to name just a few), some clearly referring to its medicinal properties, others to its appearance. Whilst many cultivars are available, this wild flower is white…

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Agrostis nebulosa NCG 002 Agrostis nebulosa
Seed 1 packet

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Cloud Grass, Fibre Optics Grass

Highly recommended!

As the seed heads emerge, they resemble fibre optics! Lovely plant for floral arrangements. Remove seedheads if you don't want the grass to self seed, but unlike some grasses is not difficult to control - roots are shallow so young, unwanted plants can be removed easily.

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Anemonopsis macrophylla NCG 461 Anemonopsis macrophylla
False anemone

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This exquisite woodland plant is native to the Japanese island of Honshu and seed is rarely found for sale, so don't miss out! The delicate, waxy flowers, which are very pale lilac, with darker tips to the central petals, open from attractive, spherical buds and are borne on wiry stems…

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Anemopsis californica NCG 296 Anemopsis californica
Lizard Tail, Yerba Mansa

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A spring-flowering plant, having a cone of inflorescences surrounded by 4-9 white bracts which look like petals. This plant needs moisture and should always have its feet in water, so is a good choice as a marginal pond plant. It has many uses, ranging from herbal to crafts (for instance,…

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Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' NCG 278 Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'
Seed 1 packet - 15 seeds
Very limited stock

Black-leaved Cow Parsley

The finely divided, ferny, deep-purple, almost black leaves of this unusual plant make a lovely contrast with other plants, particularly those that have predominantly light-green foliage. The flat heads of tiny flowers are white with small pink bracts. Please note that not all plants produced from the seeds offered will…

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Apium graveolens secalinum NCG 236 Apium graveolens secalinum
Seed 1 packet


Leaf celery, Wild celery, 'Par-Cel', Smallage

Looking almost identical to flat leaved parsley, all parts of this plant have a strong celery scent and flavour. Add a sprig or finely chopped leaves to stocks and sauces. The insignificant flowers are white, followed by masses of seed, which can be used to make celery salt (hover over…

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Arum italicum subsp. italicum 'Marmoratum' AGM NCG 011 Arum italicum subsp. italicum 'Marmoratum' AGM
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds


Plant 1 x pot (9-12cm)
Usually contains several plants

Italian arum 'Marmoratum', Variegated Cuckoopint, Lords-and-Ladies

Beautiful plant for shade!

The boldly marbled, arrow-shaped leaves appear in autumn and last right through most of the year. Seedlings may look unpromising at first, but as the plants grow the leaves develop their beautiful markings. Plant under trees to light up dark areas. When plants are on offer they are usually self…

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Borago officinalis, Blue NCG 593 Borago officinalis, Blue
Seed 1 packet


Borage, Blue

Borage is edible - the flowers, which have a flavour reminiscent of cucumber, can be added to summer drinks or as a garnish on salads and other cold dishes. The leaves can also be added, wilted, to Mediterranean recipes such as pasta sauces and to ravioli stuffing. Borage is very…

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Brimeura amethystina AGM NCG 242 Brimeura amethystina AGM
Amethyst hyacinth, Spanish hyacinth

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The delicate, pale blue, nodding bells of this pretty bulbous plant are fragrant and much loved by butterflies. Although the common name refers to it as a hyacinth, it is in fact only distantly related. NOTE: Not to be confused with the Spanish bluebell, which is a thug and…

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Calendula officinalis NCG 049 Calendula officinalis
Seed 1 packet


Pot Marigold

A colouful addition to salads!

One of the most recognisable and popular cottage garden plants, this Calendula mixture will light up the garden for many months with an abundance of yellow and orange blooms, some double. Makes a nice addition to small flower arrangements, so cut often to encourage repeat flowering and to keep the…

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Centranthus ruber NCG 092 Centranthus ruber
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.
Ex. white plants

Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.
Ex. Deep-red plants

Seed 1 packet - 200 seeds approx.
Ex. Pink plants


A classic cottage garden plant with delicate sprays of white, pink or red flowers held above grey green foliage. Perfectly happy in poor, stony, chalky soil, but is will tolerate other more-or-less neutral soil types. Although a perennial, perhaps better treated as a biennial as older plants tend to become…

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Cyclamen hederifolium NCG 517 Cyclamen hederifolium
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)


Hardy cyclamen, Ivy-leaved cyclamen

A delightful autumn-flowering woodland plant, with leaves shaped a little like ivy, though more tapered, strongly patterned with silver-green markings. The flowers are pink and sometimes delicately scented, usually appearing before the foliage. Looks wonderful naturalised under trees.

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Datura stramonium NCG 234 Datura stramonium
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

Jimson Weed, Thorn Apple

Datura produces white, fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers and light green foliage, but the most striking part of the plant is its large spiky seed pods. They make a very interesting addition to dried flower arrangements. Although originating from warmer countries, this plant has become widely naturalised in the UK. HIGHLY POISONOUS!!!…

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Eritrichium pectinatum NCG 458 Eritrichium pectinatum
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds


Myosotis pectinata

New - rare!

This pretty alpine, which comes from the Ural mountains and is rare out of its natural habitat, has tiny, sky blue flowers above rosettes of grey-green foliage.

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Iris setosa var arctica NCG 243 Iris setosa var arctica
Dwarf Arctic iris

Sorry - out of stock

This sweet little iris, standing only a few inches tall, has pale blue flowers with striking veins, and are yellow at the centre, fading to silver. The blooms appear above green, spear-shaped leaves.

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Lathyrus Syn. Orobus vernus NCG 468 Lathyrus Syn. Orobus vernus
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds


Spring pea, Spring vetchling

Rare seeds now available!

A lovely mound of reddish-purple pea blooms in spring, maturing to purple-blue. A lovely addition to the woodland garden!

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Linaria purpurea NCG 164 Linaria purpurea
Seed 1 packet


Perennial Toadflax

Very pretty!

This delightful plant with its tall spikes of tiny purple or pink flowers resembling miniature snapdragons, which appear from a basal clump of fine, grey-green leaves, is attractive not only to right-minded humans, but to wildlife... it is much loved by butterflies and bees. It flowers from June right through…

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Linum perenne 'Blue Sapphire' NCG 483 Linum perenne 'Blue Sapphire'
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds


Perennial flax 'Blue Sapphire'

This compact form of perennial flax is a cottage garden favourite, with ferny foliage and masses of sky-blue flowers from late spring and right through the summer. It works well as an edging plant, in containers and for naturalising in wildlife gardens. Although short-lived, it will gently self-seed. Established plants…

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Linum  usitatissimum NCG 034 Linum usitatissimum
Seed 1 packet - 300 seeds approx.


Common Flax, Linseed

The delicate flowers of this dainty plant are sky-blue or white, on fine, grey-blue foliage - a delight to see en masse! Ours appeared from nowhere in my hot bed (flax is grown in the fields nearby, so the seeds were, no doubt, brought in by birds). Despite the fact…

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Meconopsis cambrica NCG 036 Meconopsis cambrica
Seed 1 packet


Welsh Poppy

A beautiful wild flower with clear yellow flowers and bright green foliage that lights up dark areas. Ours found their place under the apple trees.

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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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