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

Papaver somniferum var paeoniflorum 'Black Peony' NCG 291 Papaver somniferum var paeoniflorum 'Black Peony'
Paeony Poppy, black

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Exquisite darkest-red to almost black paeony-type blooms on tall, strong stems. A wonderful cut flower.

NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.

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Pelargonium sidoides NCG 262 Pelargonium sidoides
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
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Kalwerbossie geranium, Silverleaf geranium

Rare and gorgeous!

This very dainty species pelargonium/geranium, which originates from Africa, has circular, crinkled, silver-grey-green leaves about an inch across and clusters of small, deep magenta - almost black - flowers on fine, long, wiry stems. Like most pelargoniums, it is frost tender, but it will sit happily on a sunny window…

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Persicaria virginiana 'Lance Corporal' NCG 498 Persicaria virginiana 'Lance Corporal'
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.


Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)


Virginia knotweed, Jumpseed 'Lance Corporal'

New variety - highly recommended!

An interesting shrubby perennial with strong, v-shaped markings (looking rather like bats), which are dark brownish-red - sometimes almost black - on a bright green ground. In the autumn delicate spikes of bright-crimson flowers appear on thin, wiry stems. Although it is recommended to grow in part or full shade…

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Phytolacca acinosa Syn. esculenta NCG 201 Phytolacca acinosa Syn. esculenta
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.
Please read notes before ordering!

Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot)
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Indian Pokeweed, Inkberry, Pidgeonberry

Although invariably referred to as American pokeweed (P. decandra Syn. americana), the variety seen in UK gardens is almost certainly Indian pokeweed (P. asinosa Syn. esculenta). Both look very similar, but P. acinosa has vertical, upright inflorescences, whilst P. americana has lax, dangling, flower stems, with single, spherical fruits on…

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Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm' NCG 079 Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.


Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot)
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Black-eyed Susan, Coneflower, Gloriosa Daisy

This perennial Rudbeckia is a trouble-free plant that makes a stunning statement when planted en masse in the hot bed! The deep yellow flowers with black eyes stand on tall, wiry stems and are a very useful cut flower. Prefers full sun but will tolerte part shade.

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Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Green Wizard' NCG 425 Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Green Wizard'
Cone flower 'Green Wizard'

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A wonderful cut flower, fresh or dried, this unusual hardy rudbeckia has its origins in Western USA. From late-spring and well into summer it produces elongated, russet-brown cones above a circle of green bracts on tall, strong stems bearing dark green leaves. Much recommended!

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Scirpus atrovirens NCG 495 Scirpus atrovirens
Seed 1 packet


Plant 1 x clump (Equiv. 9cm pot approx.)


Dark-green bulrush

Attractive pond plant

A popular marginal pond plant, this bulrush has very attractive dark brown (almost black) seed heads in spring, above dark-green, grass-like foliage. The seeds, although extremely small, are popular with garden birds.

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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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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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