Welcome to the Norfolk Cottage Garden Seeds & Plants Shop This is an alphabetical listing of the Wildlife Friendly 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.

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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Cephalaria gigantea NCG 353 Cephalaria gigantea
Seed 1 packet - 15 seeds


Giant scabious, Yellow scabious

Fresh seed now in stock!

This stunning perennial scabious is perfect for the back of the border as it can grow as high as 2.5m. Blooming during the summer, the strongly textured flowers are a delicate pale yellow.

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Cerastium tomentosum NCG 438 Cerastium tomentosum
Seed 1 packet - 70 seeds approx.



This evergreen, mat-forming perennial has small, grey-green leaves and produces a veritable carpet of small white blooms in late spring through to early summer. A wonderful plant to grow at the front of borders or tumbling over walls. It requires very free-draining soil as it does not like its roots…

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Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens' NCG 094 Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'
Cerinthe, Honeywort

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Deep purple, almost indigo, clusters of bells dangle above attractive glaucous, grey-green foliage. This wildflower is much loved by bees and butterflies. It self-seeds happily (but not invasively) in the gravel patio area in my garden, where it looks charming.

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Chaenomeles  speciosa 'Geisha Girl' AGM NCG 086 Chaenomeles speciosa 'Geisha Girl' AGM
Plant 1 x young plant (9cm pot or equiv.)


Ornamental Quince

Currently unavailable

A very attractive and useful hardy, semi-evergreen shrub with masses of soft peach flowers in Spring. Easy to grow and well worth trying. Flowers are nectar-rich so attractive to bees. Also makes a good hedging plant.

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Chamaemelum nobile 'Flore Pleno' NCG 320 Chamaemelum nobile 'Flore Pleno'
Double flowered Chamomile

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Delightful in all respects, this highly scented perennial chamomile has feathery leaves and inch-wide, creamy-white double flowers. Best planted in containers or at the edge of borders, where, when brushed against, both leaves and flowers release their strong, sweet, apple-like fragrance. NOTE: Depending on season, plants are sometimes supplied as…

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Chasmanthium Syn. uniola latifolium NCG 235 Chasmanthium Syn. uniola latifolium
Seed 1 x packet (30 dehulled seeds approx.)
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Northern Sea Oats, Spangle Grass

The photograph really does not do this delightful grass justice! Growing to a maximum of a metre or so (usually somewhat less), the erect stems resemble miniature bamboo in their growth habit. The seed heads are, however, quite different, being delicate, flat, diamond shapes - almost like spear heads -…

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Clematis occidentalis NCG 509 Clematis occidentalis
Seed 1 packet - 10 seeds


Blue virginsbower, Bell rue

A wild form of clematis originating from the US, with nodding, blue-purple flowers with four petals (or, more accurately, tepals). A good choice for scrampling over walls or large shrubs in a spot offering some shade.

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Clematis tangutica NCG 016 Clematis tangutica
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.


Golden Clematis

This beautiful perennial climber scrambles happily over trellis or support on a wall and provides a profusion of bright yellow lantern-like flowers throughout the summer, followed by attractive seed heads that resemble silvery tassels. Provision of shade at the roots is advisable, particularly in very sunny positions. If space is…

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Consolida ajacis NCG 017 Consolida ajacis
Seed 1 packet


Larkspur, Annual Delphinium

More dainty than the related delphinium, larkspur produces pink or deep blue blooms freely throughout the summer months, on tall stems with finely cut, feathery foliage. Quite variable in height. A good cut flower, if you can bear to remove it from the garden, where it always looks so beautiful!…

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Cosmea bipinnatus Ex. 'Fizzy Pink' NCG 519 Cosmea bipinnatus Ex. 'Fizzy Pink'
Seed 1 packet - 40 seeds approx.


Cosmos Ex. 'Fizzy Pink'

Very pretty!

A wonderful addition to the cosmos family, this long-flowering variety has stunning pink, semi-double flowers. For best effect plant en masse as close to each other as 9 inches or so apart. Soil should be reasonably fertile, but if it is too rich, tall, lanky plants may result. As with…

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Cosmea bipinnatus Ex. Semi-Double White NCG 019 Cosmea bipinnatus Ex. Semi-Double White
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.


Cosmos, semi-double white

Masses of pure white, semi-double blooms with yellow centres (with perhaps the odd single) throughout the summer, on tall stems with finely divided foliage. Drought tolerant. Some say it is unnecessary to thin direct sown plants. Soil that is too rich may result in tall, lanky plants. I cannot guarantee…

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Cosmea sulphureus 'Bright Lights' NCG 178 Cosmea sulphureus 'Bright Lights'
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.


Cosmos 'Bright Lights'

Flowers in shades from pale yellow through to deep orange, about 4cm across, borne on stems with attractive divided leaves. Pinch out young plants to encourage branching. May need some support.

Jumbo plug plants, when available, will be ready to plant out but may need some protection from slugs, etc.…

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Cucumis sativus 'La Diva F1' NCG 529 Cucumis sativus 'La Diva F1'
Cucumber 'La Diva F1'

Sorry - now sold out

A delicious and versatile bitter-free, smooth-skinned, ridge cucumber - perfect for growing outdoors. The fruits are plump and 6-8 inches long and are sweet and seedless. The flowers are attractive to bees and other pollinating insects.

Note: Externally sourced seeds.

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Dahlia Ex. 'Bishop of Auckland' NCG 297 Dahlia Ex. 'Bishop of Auckland'
Seed 1 packet - 25 seeds approx.


Dahlia Ex. 'Bishop of Auckland'

The seeds or plants on offer are either from 'Bishop of Llandaff' or 'Bishop of Auckland'. Although they are not expected to breed true, all my own sowings have resulted in plants with black foliage and flowers that strongly resembe the parents. Although generally considered tender, dahlias will very often…

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Delphinium Ex. mystery! NCG 477 Delphinium Ex. mystery!
Seed 5 x young plants
Delivery from late-April to early-May 2018

Seed 1 x packet (50 seeds approx.)



These seeds were collected from a friend's garden and I have no idea what colour plants they will produce! I'm growing some this Spring (they have germinated well) - so will update this page when they have flowered.

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Delphinium requienii NCG 599 Delphinium requienii
Seed 1 packet - 15 seeds


Requin's larkspur

Very rare!

A beautiful plant which is seldom seen in the UK, Requin's larkspur produces spikes of soft, brownish-blue flowers, reminiscent of orchids, above attractive, shiny leaves (which, unlike those of other delphiniums, are said to be of no interest to slugs and snails). Usually grown as a biennial, but will flower…

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Delphinium x belladonna 'Bellamosum Blue' NCG 173 Delphinium x belladonna 'Bellamosum Blue'
Seed 1 x packet


Delphinium 'Bellamosum Blue'

A lovely single delphinium with bright blue petals and a black eye. Since there are other delphiniums growing in the garden, I cannot guarantee that all these seeds will come true (and the same will apply to plants, when offered).

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Dianthus gratianopolitanus NCG 172 Dianthus gratianopolitanus
Cheddar pink

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With its low-growing mat of grey-green foliage studded and fragrant pink flowers with finely toothed petals, this is a perfect plant for an alpine bed or anywhere warm and tending to dryness. The foliage habit and colour can be a little variable, sometimes a little less or more grey-green and…

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Didiscus caeruleus 'Blue Lace' NCG 280 Didiscus caeruleus 'Blue Lace'
Blue lace flower

Currently unavailable - crop failure!

This gorgeous long-flowering annual, with its umbels of soft mauve blooms, is also sweetly scented and should be better known - it deserves a place in any self-respecting garden! It is also a very good cut flower. Lovely... and very attractive to pollinating insects.

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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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