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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.

Monarda fistulosa 'Bergamot' NCG 485 Monarda fistulosa 'Bergamot'
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£2.25

 
Wild Bergamot, Bee Balm, Horsemint, Oswego Tea

A beautiful perennial well known as a medicinal herb and for flavouring Earl Grey tea. The masses of pale-mauve blooms are very attractive to butterflies, bees and other pollinating insects, The foliage is scented.

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Nigella sativa NCG 380 Nigella sativa
Seed 1 packet - 250 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Fennel Flower, Nutmeg Flower, Roman Coriander, False Black Cumin, Black Seed

Similar in many respects to the more familiar Nigella damascena (Love in a Mist), but the flowers are smaller and usually white, occasionally pale blue, on delicate stems clothed in very finely divided foliage. In Asian countries the seeds are traditionally used in rice dishes and confectionery. They are also…

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Oenothera biennis NCG 470 Oenothera biennis
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Evening primrose

Although generally thought of as a biennial, this favourite herbal and garden flower often survives as a perennial. In its second year of growth it produces masses of bright yellow blooms, which are delicately scented, on tall, branching stems.

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Onopordum acanthium NCG 222 Onopordum acanthium
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Scotch Thistle, Scottish Thistle

I don't generally welcome thistles in the garden, but this is an exception! This huge, ornamental thistle, which can reach 3 metres tall and a metre across, has spiny, silver-green leaves on a thick, branching stem, from which beautiful spherical buds develop, opening to gigantic pinkish-purple thistle flowers which are…

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Papaver lapponicum subsp. occidentale NCG 241 Papaver lapponicum subsp. occidentale
Lapland poppy

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I was given these seeds as Papaver alpinum Kerneri (Karawanken Alpine poppy) but I'm pretty sure they were misnamed and that this is in fact the variety named above. Whatever its true name, this diminutive poppy is most attractive, with soft yellow flowers on short, softly-haired stems and rich-green, finely…

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Papaver miyabeanum NCG 502 Papaver miyabeanum
Japanese poppy

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Although strictly speaking a perennial, this very pretty alpine poppy is best treated as an annual or biennial. Just a few inches tall, with soft greenish-yellow blooms and basal rosettes of attractive, deeply divided foliage, followed by lovely seed heads, this is a pretty plant for containers or a rock…

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Papaver rhoeas - various NCG 096 Papaver rhoeas - various
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Poppy Mixture

This is a mixture of Field, Ladybird (black-eyed), white-eyed and possibly other similar poppies. Most will be red, but there may be the occasional deep pink or pastel variety. They look lovely planted in drifts towards the front of the border.

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Papaver somniferum, red, single NCG 040 Papaver somniferum, red, single
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Opium Poppy, red, single

Harvested from deep-coral-pink plants with a darker eye and occasional fringes, but although common varieties growing near these were removed as soon as identified, it cannot be guaranteed that all these seeds will breed true - however, a very reasonable proportion should do so.

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Papaver somniferum, single NCG 330 Papaver somniferum, single
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Opium Poppy, single

The flowers of the familiar opium poppy are often pale purple-pink, but are quite variable, with colours varying from almost white to dark purple-pink and sometimes shades of salmon-pink. The darkness of the blotch at the centre of the flowers can also be variable. The seeds of are widely used…

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Primula vulgaris NCG 375 Primula vulgaris
Plant 1 clump (equiv. 9cm pot)

£2.95

 
Common primrose

Spring would not be Spring without the primrose! The soft yellow blooms of this familiar native wildflower arise on short stems from basal rosettes of crinkly, light-green leaves. Seeds itself around happily but is not difficult to control.

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Pulmonaria officinalis NCG 308 Pulmonaria officinalis
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£3.95

 
Blue Lungwort

All the pulmonarias are lovely shade plants, and no less this, the common type. Blue flowers, turning mauve and then pink, adorn rather hairy stems up to 12 inches tall growing from a rosette of green foliage specked with white.

NOTE: Plants, when offered, may, depending on season, be trimmed right…

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Pulmonaria officinalis 'Sissinghurst White' NCG 307 Pulmonaria officinalis 'Sissinghurst White'
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Or equivalent, bare-rooted
£4.75

 
White lungwort

All the pulmonarias are lovely shade plants, and no less this, the white form of the common type. A joy to see the white flowers adorn rather hairy stems up to 12 inches tall growing from a rosette of green foliage specked with white. A trouble free plant. Cut back…

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Ranunculus lingua 'Grandiflorus' NCG 226 Ranunculus lingua 'Grandiflorus'
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£2.25

 
Large-flowered Greater Spearwort

This is a lovely aquatic plant which, in its natural habitat, favours shallow streams or river banks. It can be grown as a marginal plant in ponds, but is generally not suited to small ponds as it can be rather invasive. Clear yellow buttercup-like flowers appear in mid-summer above tall,…

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Silene hookeri NCG 259 Silene hookeri
Hooker's campion

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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Tanacetum parthenium NCG 217 Tanacetum parthenium
Seed 1 packet
N.B. Contains chaff
£1.95

 
Feverfew

Hundreds of tiny little chrysanthemum-like flowers, white with a yellow centre, adorn this popular cottage garden plant. The stems are strong and erect, with mid-green, lobed leaves.

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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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Verbascum  thapsus NCG 089 Verbascum thapsus
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Great Mullein, Aaron's Rod, Torches

This wildflower forms rosettes of grey-green, wooly leaves from which very tall spikes of clear yellow flowers grow in summer. Not only has this wildflower been used as a herbal remedy for thousands of years but dye can be extracted from it and the dried flower spikes can be made…

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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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