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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.

Digitalis obscura NCG 455 Digitalis obscura
Seed 1 packet - 40 seeds approx.

£2.45

 
Willow-leaved foxglove, Dusky maid, Sunset foxglove

Limited stock

This rare and most striking, foxglove originates from the mountains of Spain and is also found in parts of Africa. Generally a little shorter than most other digitalis varieties, the flowers are exquisitely coloured in shades of russet, burnt-orange and red, complemented by evergreen, narrow-leaved foliage. In the right environment…

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Digitalis parviflora Jacq. NCG 362 Digitalis parviflora Jacq.
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Chocolate Soldier, Small-flowered foxglove

Plants sold out - can grow to order

A most unusual foxglove, and like most digitalis, usually treated as a biennial, although it can survive as a short-lived perennial. This variety produces flower spikes of densely-packed, chocolate-coloured, tubular flowers about 2cm in length, above basal rosettes of attractive, slightly glossy, dark-green foliage. It will happily self-seed in a…

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Digitalis purpurea NCG 447 Digitalis purpurea
Seed 1 packet

£1.75

 
Seed 1 packet - 200 seeds approx
Ex. cream
£1.75

 
Foxglove

This, the original, wild form of the traditional cottage garden biennial plant, will be familiar to all, with its tall spires of blooms in a variety of pink shades above rosettes of large, mid-green leaves. The flowers are much loved by pollinating insects, especially bumble bees.

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Digitalis purpurea 'Apricot' NCG 346 Digitalis purpurea 'Apricot'
Apricot foxglove

Sold out for now

The traditional cottage garden foxglove comes in many colours and this, with its warm, pale pink spikes, is one of my favourites! These seeds have been sourced from a commercial grower, so they should come true.

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Digitalis purpurea Ex. f. albiflora NCG 248 Digitalis purpurea Ex. f. albiflora
Seed 1 packet

£1.65

 
White Foxglove

An attractive white form of the familiar cottage garden foxglove. Seed is collected only from pure white plants but may not all come true - sowing more than you need and discarding young plants with red tinges at the base of leaves should help you obtain white plants. When plants…

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Digitalis purpurea subsp. heywoodii 'Silver Cub' NCG 523 Digitalis purpurea subsp. heywoodii 'Silver Cub'
Foxglove 'Silver Cub'

Currently unavailable

The beautiful white flower spikes of this variety are enhanced by the foliage, which is covered in fine white hairs, giving a silvery appearance and silky to the touch. Can be grown as an annual, flowering in its first year if sown in January or February.

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Echinacea purpurea NCG 021 Echinacea purpurea
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Purple cone flower

Much-loved by butterflies and other pollinating insects, this dynamic plant produces clumps of dark-green, somewhat hairy leaves from which large, daisies with rather lax, purple petals and brown, conical central discs grow, on tall, straight stems. Echinacea prefers full sun, but will tolerate part-shade. Echinacea is said to have immune-system…

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Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan' NCG 442 Echinacea purpurea 'White Swan'
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£2.15

 
White cone flower

Much-loved by butterflies and other pollinating insects, the white version of this dynamic plant produces clumps of dark-green, rather hairy leaves from which large, daisies with rather lax, white petals and brown, conical central discs grow, on tall, straight stems. Echinacea prefers full sun, but will tolerate part-shade. Echinacea is…

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Echinops exaltatus NCG 229 Echinops exaltatus
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£2.50

 
Giant Globe Thistle

The largest echinops, growing to at least 2m tall - and usually more, looks magnificent at the back of the bed or as a specimen plant. It is advisable to remove seed heads before they disintegrate, as the thick, long roots can make unwanted, self-seeded, plants difficult to remove. But…

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Erigeron karvinskianus NCG 563 Erigeron karvinskianus
Mexican fleabane

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A very pretty plant for front of border, Erigeron produces masses of dainty, daisy-like pink and white flowers about 2cm in diameter in late spring and throughout the summer, above dark-green foliage.

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Eryngium agavifolium NCG 471 Eryngium agavifolium
Agave-leaved sea holly

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This most unusual and exotic looking plant looks as though it should need a heated conservatory to survive, but it is in fact quite hardy. A straight stem topped with clusters of spiky, greenish-white flower heads grows from a pineapple-like rosette of fleshy, toothed leaves. The picture really does not…

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Eryngium planum NCG 022 Eryngium planum
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Sea Holly

The steely blue flowers of this attractive plant, which appear on wiry stems with spiny leaves from July, are much loved by bees, hoverflies and butterflies.

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Eschscholzia californica NCG 075 Eschscholzia californica
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
California Poppy, Golden Cup, Cup of Gold

This drought-tolerant plant, with its finely divided grey-green foliage and very bright, shiny orange petals, looks wonderful near the edge of the border. Cut quite hard back after the first flush of flowers and it will quickly regenerate to provide further colour on well into autumn without becoming too straggly.…

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Eschscholzia californica Ex. 'White Linen' NCG 475 Eschscholzia californica Ex. 'White Linen'
Californian Poppy 'White Linen'

Sold out for now

This drought-tolerant plant, with its finely divided grey-green foliage and shiny creamy petals, looks wonderful near the edge of the border. Cut quite hard back after the first flush of flowers and it will quickly regenerate and flower well into autumn without becoming too straggly. They will happily grow in…

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Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold' NCG 407 Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald 'n' Gold'
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£1.95

 
Winter creeper 'Emerald 'n' Gold'

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Foeniculum vulgare NCG 058 Foeniculum vulgare
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Common fennel (herb)

An attractive culinary herb, fennel is a large plant with feathery leaves (these seeds will probably produce a mixture of green and bronze-leaved varieties) that looks well in ornamental beds. The flat umbels of small flowers are followed by aromatic seeds with a liquorice/aniseed flavour, Both leaves and seeds are…

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Gazania rigens NCG 050 Gazania rigens
Gazania, Treasure Flower

Currently unavailable

A bright, cheerful and long-flowering addition to planters and borders. Preferring full sun, gazanias are drought tolerant.

NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.

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Geranium clarkei 'Kashmir White' NCG 256 Geranium clarkei 'Kashmir White'

Sold out for now

Large, delicate white flowers with delicate pink veining appear in spring and sporadically into summer, on slender stems above intricately divided leaves. Although not as vigorous as most hardy geraniums, taking longer to make a sizeable clump than others, its sheer beauty well and truly makes up for this shortcoming.…

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Geranium oxonianum f. thurstonianum NCG 258 Geranium oxonianum f. thurstonianum
Seed 1 packet - 6 seeds
Very limited stock
£1.95

 
Thurston's crane's bill

A very unusual geranium, with extremely narrow, star-shaped, deep pink flowers about an inch across and lobed, mid-green foliage.There may be some variation in plants produced from seed (when available), as there are other geraniums in the garden, but in my experience they tend to breed true.

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Geranium phaeum, various NCG 507 Geranium phaeum, various
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£3.75

 
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.
Ex. Reddish-purple, blotched leaves
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.
Ex. a particularly red shade of purple
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.
Ex. Mid-purple
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 60 seeds approx.
Mixed colours
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.
Ex. Dark purple
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.
Almost white - slight blueish tinge
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.
Red-purple, plain leaf
£1.95

 
Dusky cranesbill

Although a British native, Geranium phaeum is perhaps more commonly seen as a cultivated garden plant, particularly in colours singled out as particularly attractive. These appear in Spring and range from deepest-purple to near-white. The lobed or divided foliage varies in colour too, from mid to dark green, often with…

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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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