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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.

Adenophora latifolia 'Amethyst' NCG 224 Adenophora latifolia 'Amethyst'
Seed 1 packet

£2.60

 
Ladybells

Sometimes confused with campanula, to which it is related, this plant is more delicate. It has nodding bells in a lovely soft shade of violet-blue, borne on straight stems with dark-green toothed foliage.

NOTE: The plants have a rather scrambling root system and are difficult to split tidily.…

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Ajuga reptans NCG 420 Ajuga reptans
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot)
Sometimes supplied bare-rooted, cut back.
£4.95

 
Creeping bugle

Creeping bugle is a low-growing, evergreen plant that is useful to provide ground cover or to grow between paving stones. It produces spikes of rich blue/purple flowers in Spring, above dark, sometimes almost black, foliage.

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Ampelopsis brevipedunculata NCG 148 Ampelopsis brevipedunculata
Seed 1 packet - 6 seeds

£2.95

 
Porcelain berry

Lovely climber for a warm wall!

This vine-like plant is attractive in all respects, but particularly for its stunningly coloured berries, which range from soft blue-green through turquoise to purple. It grows vigorously in the right conditions. Positioning on a sheltered south-facing wall in poorish soil and restricting root growth gives the best environment for reliable…

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Anemone pavonina NCG 326 Anemone pavonina
Peacock anemone

Sorry - sold out

This spectacular, spring-flowering anemone is a Mediterranean species with dark-green leaves and bright, cup-shaped blooms in pink, purple or red, usually with a white eye. It is happiest in a sunny position in free-draining soil, either towards the front of a border, in containers or naturalised in grass.

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Aquilegia flabellata 'Cameo' NCG 331 Aquilegia flabellata 'Cameo'
Alpine Columbine, Granny's Bonnet 'Cameo'

Currently unavailable

A diminutive alpine, or dwarf, aquilegia in a variety of shades from white through pink to blue.

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Aquilegia vulgaris, various NCG 298 Aquilegia vulgaris, various
Seed 1 packet, mixed

£1.95

 
Plant 3 x young plants, mixed
Sourced from the garden to order.
£5.75

 
Seed 1 packet, Ex. pale lilac, single

£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet, Ex. Very pale-blue, single

£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet, Ex. White, ruffled

£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet, Ex. Dark dusky-pink, single

£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet, Dk. Blue, ruffled
Limited stock - 100 seeds approx.
£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet, Ex. Med. Pink with dark reverse

£1.95

 
Seed 1 packet, Ex. Single white

£1.95

 
Seed 1 x packet, Ex. Pale-pink

£1.95

 
Granny's bonnet, various

A mixture of single, double and ruffled plants or seeds in a variety of colours - dark-purple, blue, white and pink. I'm also offering packets containing seeds from specific plants, but there may be some cross-pollination.

Note: Plants, when offered, may be bare-rooted, depending on season.

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Borago officinalis, Blue NCG 593 Borago officinalis, Blue
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
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

Sorry - out of stock

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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Brunnera  macrophylla 'Jack Frost' NCG 550 Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'
Plant 1 x young plant (9cm pot)
Very limited stiock
£5.25

 
Siberian bugloss 'Jack Frost'

Currently unavailable

One of my favourite spring-flowering plants, with delicate sprays of sky-blue flowers, somewhat similar to forget-me-not, but with rather more wiry flower stems, above large, heart-shaped, exquisitely marked leaves. NOTE: Depending on the season, plants, when offered, may be delivered bare-rooted and trimmed back, but will soon produce fresh growth.

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Campanula glomerata NCG 404 Campanula glomerata
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Limited stock
£3.75

 
Clustered bellflower, Dane's blood

Clusters of deep-blue bell-shaped flowers on straight stems from early summer. A very pretty plant, but spreads by underground runners and can be rather invasive, so position carefully.

Note: Bare-rooted plants, when on offer, may look a little untidy, particularly early in the year. Don't worry - they will establish…

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Campanula lactiflora NCG 064 Campanula lactiflora
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Milky Bellflower

Absolutely gorgeous!

A tall, stately campanula, pale blue/lilac or white. Makes a dynamic statement at the back of the border and is also lovely cut flower if you can bear to remove it from the garden! Masses of blooms on stems up to 2m high. Much in demand by visitors to the…

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Campanula persicifolia, Ex. blue NCG 384 Campanula persicifolia, Ex. blue
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot)

£3.75

 
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Blue bellflower

A typical cottage garden plant, this campanula, with its papery, nodding pale-blue bells on tall, straight stems above low-growing foliage, is perfect for the middle of the border and is particularly effective if planted en masse. A good cut flower. Since these are open-pollinated plants, some variation may occur in…

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Campanula punctata 'Kent Belle' NCG 598 Campanula punctata 'Kent Belle'
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Bellflower 'Kent Belle'

Nodding heads of deep-violet narrow, tubular flowers adorn this attractive campanula. Will probably not always come true from seed, but my experience with another campanula with similarly shaped flowers (Campanula takesimana) is that collected seeds are are likely to produce plants with blooms of a similar shape and habit, though…

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Centaurea montana NCG 014 Centaurea montana
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Sometimes bare-rooted, trimmed back
£3.75

 
Perennial cornflower, Mountain bluet

This wildflower has been a popular garden plant for generations. Rich blue with a reddish-purple centre, it makes a good cut flower for smaller arrangements and posies. Dead-head regularly to promote fresh blooms. The plant has a lax habit, so either cut long stems back by half to discourage legginess…

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

£2.25

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

Sold out for now

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

£2.15

 
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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Cobaea Scandens AGM NCG 166 Cobaea Scandens AGM
Cup and Saucer Vine

Currently unavailable

This climber, which must usually be treated as an annual in the UK when situated outside, but can be successfully grown as a perennial indoors if warmth and some humidity are provided, is the perfect choice for a sunny, sheltered wall, trellis or pergola. Once the young plants have acclimatised,…

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Commelina dianthifolia NCG 575 Commelina dianthifolia
Seed 1 packet - 40 seeds approx

£2.25

 
Bird-bill Day Flower, Widow's Tears

Seeds now available!

One of my most exciting finds of 2016! This little-known plant is fully hardy when planted in well-drained soil, where over time it naturalises to produce drifts. One-inch diameter, striking gentian-blue flowers rise from attractive, rich-green foliage from mid-summer. The flowers fade by the afternoon, but are replaced daily by…

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Consolida ajacis NCG 017 Consolida ajacis
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
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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Corydalis elata  'Blue Summit' NCG 555 Corydalis elata 'Blue Summit'
Blue fumitory 'Blue Summit'

Deepest blue - wonderful!

Much easier to grow than the related Corydalis flexuosa, this beautiful woodland plant produces spikes of rich, dark-blue flowers with a coconut-like scent above finely divided light-green foliage with tiny magenta markings at the base and tips of the leaflets. Delightful!

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Delphinium requienii NCG 599 Delphinium requienii
Seed 1 packet - 20 seeds

£2.95

 
Plant 1 x young plant (9cm pot)
Delivery May-June
£3.95

 
Lice bane, Stavesacre

Very rare!

A beautiful plant which is seldom seen in the UK, Stavesacre 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 in…

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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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Didiscus caeruleus, Lacy Series NCG 452 Didiscus caeruleus, Lacy Series
Lace flower, mixed

Currently unavailable

A most attractive (to pollinating insects as well as humans!), long-flowering annual. The umbels of blooms in soft shades of pink, blue, mauve and white are sweetly scented and make an excellent cut flower.

NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.

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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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Echinops ritro NCG 603 Echinops ritro
Seed 1 packet - 10 seeds

£1.95

 
Blue hedgehog, Globe thistle

A very dependable hardy perennial that is much loved by butterflies and other pollinating insects, Echinops ritro is a lovely addition to the garden for late-summer colour. The spiky, globular flower heads look silvery at first, turning to a dynamic blue-violet as they open. If cut early, they can be…

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

£3.25

 
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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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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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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Geranium pratense Blue, white-veined NCG 382 Geranium pratense Blue, white-veined
Cranesbill, Blue, white-veined

Currently unavailable

I have been unable to positively identify this delightful blue geranium, which is unusual in that it has pronounced white veins rather than the more usual blue. It bears a passing resemblance to (and may be the result of a cross with) 'Mrs Kendall Clark', but the veining is simpler…

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Geranium pratense Ex. 'Mrs Kendall Clark' AGM NCG 228 Geranium pratense Ex. 'Mrs Kendall Clark' AGM
Seed 1 packet - 20 seeds

£2.95

 
Geranium 'Mrs Kendall Clark'

Very pretty!

This is an exquisite geranium! The strong, upright stems bear sky blue blooms run through with delicate white veins (most blue geraniums have dark veins). Happy in full sun or part shade and has a long flowering period. A must! Please note that since there are other geraniums in the…

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Geranium pratense, blue NCG 411 Geranium pratense, blue
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds

£1.95

 
Cranesbill, tall, blue

This lovely tall, deep-blue geranium is happy in full sun or part shade. It has strong, upright stems and is self-supporting in all but the most exposed sites. Please note that since there are other geraniums in the garden there may have been some cross-pollination, so I cannot guarantee that…

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Geranium  pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis' NCG 221 Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis'
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Mountain Cranesbill 'Bill Wallis'

With its abundance of small, rich purple flowers from early spring and right through until autumn, small, lobed leaves and reddish stems, this is a delightful geranium and, given what I'm about to tell you, surprisingly rare. I am going to be brutally honest with you; if you choose to…

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Heteropappus meyendorfii 'Blue Knoll' NCG 629 Heteropappus meyendorfii 'Blue Knoll'
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
The Blue Chrysanthemum 'Blue Knoll'

Limited stock

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Ipomoea Ex. 'Grandpa Otts' NCG 635 Ipomoea Ex. 'Grandpa Otts'
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Morning glory 'Grandpa Otts'

An abundance of the familiar Morning Glory flowers, but in an intense violet colour that will hit you between the eyes! Although it is possible that not all seeds will come true, I would expect most to do so. Attracts butterflies and other pollinating insects.

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Ipomoea rubro-caerulea 'Heavenly Blue' NCG 198 Ipomoea rubro-caerulea 'Heavenly Blue'
Seed 1 packet - 40 seeds

£1.95

 
Morning Glory

Clear sky-blue trumpets festoon this popular, long-flowering annual climber. Happily scrambles up walls and fences and through trellis, shrubby plants and trees. Highly recommended!

NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.

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Iris sanguinea AGM NCG 415 Iris sanguinea AGM
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 12cm pot)
Please see description notes
£3.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 25 seeds approx.

£2.15

 
Blood-red iris

Delightful!

This delicate iris is perhaps my favourite. The Audrey Hepburn of the iris family... not cheap and gaudy but delicate, composed and very, very classy - a natural beauty! I'm not quite sure how it got its common name; the petals do have a reddish base, but are for the…

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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 cirrhosus NCG 387 Lathyrus cirrhosus
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£4.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9-12cm pot)
Very limited stock
£7.95

 
Cirrhose vetch

New... very rare species sweet pea!

A collector's item! This very unusual small but robust, scrambling perennial sweet pea is native to the Pyrenees and forms a dense mound of attractive, grey-green foliage bearing tendrils and many small, pale-pink, unscented blooms from June well into summer. A deceptively robust plant that will do well in relatively…

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Lathyrus odoratus NCG 030 Lathyrus odoratus
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds

£1.95

 
Mixed Sweet Pea

This mixture of sweet peas in pink, red, blue, mauve and maybe occasionally pale yellow (lathyrus chloranthus). Something of a Jamboree bag, but will no doubt produce some attractive plants and all will complement each other!

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Lathyrus odoratus 'Cupani' NCG 268 Lathyrus odoratus 'Cupani'
Seed 1 packet - 15 seeds

£1.95

 
Sweet Pea 'Cupani'

Seeds of this delightful heirloom sweet pea was sent in 1699 by Father Cupani, a Franciscan monk from Sicily, to Dr Robert Uvedale, who resided in Enfield, Middlesex. All our modern sweet peas are descended from these seeds. The flowers, which have dark blue standards and purple wings, are produced…

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Lathyrus odoratus mixed NCG 383 Lathyrus odoratus mixed
Seed 1 packet - 40 seeds approx

£1.95

 

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Lathyrus sativus var. azureus NCG 032 Lathyrus sativus var. azureus
Seed 1 packet - 6 seeds

£1.95

 
Indian Vetch, Chickling Pea, Grass Pea

Lovely in hanging baskets!

My favourite sweet pea, despite the fact that is has no scent. Rumoured to originate from seeds found in Tutankhamun's tomb, the small flowers are a delicate clear sky-blue, with pink centres. A small plant by sweet pea standards, it looks lovely tumbling out of hanging baskets. I usually cut…

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Lavandula angustifolia NCG 397 Lavandula angustifolia
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
English Lavender

Although lavender seed will not come true, but will produce plants with some variation in colour and form, unless you plan to make a formal feature in your garden this can be a plus... a mass planting of lavender grown from seed, with colours ranging from light mauve to deep…

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Linum narbonense 'Heavenly Blue' AGM NCG 367 Linum narbonense 'Heavenly Blue' AGM
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds

£2.95

 
Perennial flax 'Heavenly Blue'

This charming short-lived perennial produces masses of clear blue flowers an inch in diameter and dark-green foliage on wiry stems. The flowers last only a day, but new buds burst daily too, so during summer the plant is always full of colour. It will self-seed but is not a nuisance…

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

£1.95

 
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.

£1.95

 
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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Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple' AGM NCG 252 Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple' AGM
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot)

£3.95

 
Big blue lilyturf

Happiest in part shade and moist soil, Liriope offers interest all year round. It forms clumps of glossy, evergreen, strap-like leaves, which contrast well with spikes of deep purple flowers from late summer and into the autumn. These are followed by glossy black berries. Growing up to about 1 foot…

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Lobelia siphilitica NCG 601 Lobelia siphilitica
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx
NOTE: Very fine seed
£2.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£4.95

 
Great Blue Lobelia

Rare!

This stately plant, which originates from Northern America, has tall spires of rich-blue or violet, tubular flowers above rosettes of dark green leaves. It much loved by pollinating insects but on the other hand is said to be a herbivore deterrent, which, if it works, will be useful to gardeners…

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Meconopsis betonicifolia NCG 134 Meconopsis betonicifolia
Himalayan Blue Poppy

Currently unavailable

Exquisite, papery, azure-blue flowers with bright yellow centres held on sturdy stems with hairy foliage adorn this beautiful poppy plant - it is a must have and is well worth the effort to grow! It will do well both in sun and in part shade - mine are under the…

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Muscari botryoides NCG 386 Muscari botryoides
Seed 1 packet - 35 seeds

£1.95

 
Common or Italian Grape Hyacinth

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Nicandra physalodes NCG 323 Nicandra physalodes
Seed 1 packet

FREE!
When you buy other items.

 
Shoo-fly plant, Apple of Peru, Peruvian bluebell

Looking very similar to Chinese Lanterns (Physalis alkekengi), but with green/black lanterns rather than the familiar bright orange, and striking black stems, this plant is an annual and although it does seed itself around it is easier to control than Physalis (which multiplies by underground runners and has a tendency…

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Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll' NCG 038 Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll'
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Love-in-a-Mist

Everything about this cottage garden favourite is spectacular, from the buds, through flowers to seed pods. The finely cut, bright-green foliage is bedecked with rich cornflower-blue flowers throughout the summer, which develop into seedpods, often tinged red and like spurred balloons. These are a lovely addition to dried flower arrangements.

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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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Phacelia Symphony NCG 208 Phacelia Symphony
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Phacelia 'Symphony'

A hardy annual which flowers for many months, producing hundreds of pretty, blue or white star-shaped flowers on rather lax stems bearing attractive, lobed, mid-green foliage. Works well planted at the front of the border and allowed to spill over to soften the edge. Also good as underplanting in large…

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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 'Opal' NCG 634 Pulmonaria officinalis 'Opal'
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Sometimes delivered bare-rooted
£5.75

 
Lungwort 'Opal'

Currently unavailable

Pulmonarias are lovely shade plants and this variety is delightful! Lighting up shady areas, the palest-blue flowers are borne on 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 back, but will…

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Salvia hians NCG 284 Salvia hians
Seed 1 packet - 15 seeds

£2.95

 
Himalayan sage, Kashmir sage

New - unusual and highly recommended!

An unusual, hardy salvia with large, textured leaves and deep purple and white flowers on strong stems. Very attractive.

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Salvia patens NCG 453 Salvia patens
Gentian Sage

Currently unavailable

The showy, clear blue flowers of this salvia are the most beautiful of the sage family! Grow en masse for best effect. Makes a good cut flower if you can bear to cut it.

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Scabiosa caucasica, mixed NCG 524 Scabiosa caucasica, mixed
Seed 1 x packet (50 seeds approx.)

£2.25

 
Scabious, mixed

This traditional cottage garden plant is a must! Easy to grow, and making a wonderful cut flower, the blooms are coloured from white and cream to various shades of blue, on tall stems. As a bonus, both seed heads and foliage are attractive.

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Scilla litardierei 'Amethystina' AGM NCG 337 Scilla litardierei 'Amethystina' AGM
Amethyst meadow squill

Currently unavailable

A lovely little plant with intensely blue flower spikes from spring to early summer. The seeds on offer will, of course, need time to develop into bulbs of flowering size, but they can be left to their own devices and grow quite quickly. These are very useful bulbs for naturalising,…

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Scilla peruviana NCG 325 Scilla peruviana
Portuguese squill

Currently unavailable

Like a bluebell on steroids, this beautiful bulbous plant looks lovely on its own in a terracotta pot. It produces a mass of small, star-shaped, deep plue flowers on short, stout stems in spring. Highly recommended! Plants can naturalise in the ground in a sheltered position, but it may be…

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Sisyrinchium  bermudianum NCG 044 Sisyrinchium bermudianum
Seed 1 packet - 60 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Plant 5 x small plantlets
Will soon bulk out!
£6.75

 
Blue-eyed Grass

Dainty deep blue, star-shaped flowers with yellow throats on short, straight stems above stiff, grass-like foliage. Very pretty at the front of the border.

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Stokesia laevis NCG 219 Stokesia laevis
Stokes Aster, Cornflower Aster

Sorry - currently unavailable

The clear lilac blooms of this plant resemble a delicate cornflower, but this is altogether a far superior plant, in my estimation. Not only is it very drought-tolerant, but is lightly scented, makes a good cut flower, attracts all manner of wildlife and will flower through to the first frosts.…

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Symphyotrichum Syn. Aster novae-angliae 'Violetta' NCG 390 Symphyotrichum Syn. Aster novae-angliae 'Violetta'
Seed 1 packet
Contains some chaff
£2.15

 
Plant 1 x plant (9 cm pot approx.)
Very limited stock, sometimes bare-rooted
£4.95

 
New England Aster 'Violetta'

This tall, striking aster is exquisite... the picture does not really do it justice. It produces masses of deep-purple, single flowers about 3.5cm in diameter from late summer and well into autumn. It is loved by pollinating insects. Also a good cut flower. Much recommended! I cannot guarantee that seed,…

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Symphytum 'Hidcote Blue' NCG 421 Symphytum 'Hidcote Blue'
Plant 1 x plant (9 cm pot)

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Comfrey 'Hidcote Blue'

Symphytum 'Hidcote Blue' produces branching stems bearing mid-green, rather coarse, foliage. Clusters of red buds appear in late spring, maturing to pale blue and then white. The foliage is mid-green and rather coarse. Best planted where it will always be required, as it is difficult to completely remove once established.…

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Trachelium caeruleum 'Pallas' AGM NCG 441 Trachelium caeruleum 'Pallas' AGM
Blue throatwort

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Although a perennial, this stunning plant is usually grown as an annual, as it will not withstand frost. It forms a bushy mound of small leaves from which rise flower stems topped with large umbels composed of many tiny mauve flowers. A wonderful cut flower - much recommended!

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Verbena bonariensis NCG 085 Verbena bonariensis
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Purpletop verbena, Purpletop vervain

Wonderful sculptural plant!

A tall, sculptural plant that ticks all the boxes! The clusters of small, purple flowers, which are borne on the end of strong, branching stems, are a magnet for butterflies, bees and hoverflies. Grow en masse for best effect. Although a perennial, this plant tends to be short-lived, but it…

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Verbena hybrida Mix NCG 393 Verbena hybrida Mix
Verbena, Mixed

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Strictly speaking a short-lived perennial, but not fully hardy, so best treated as a half-hardy annual. Flowers are in shades including bright red, blue, rich peach and purple with a white eye. Plant en masse at the front of the border or in hanging baskets.

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Veronica gentianoides NCG 413 Veronica gentianoides
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£4.25

 
Seed 1 packet - 20 seeds approx
Limited stock!
£1.95

 
Gentian speedwell

In summer, spikes of small, pale-blue flowers with striking purple veining appear above rosettes of attractive, glossy foliage. Best grown near the front of the border, where its intricate markings can be best appreciated!

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Veronica longifolia (blue) NCG 084 Veronica longifolia (blue)
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Very limited stock
£4.25

 
Garden Speedwell, Blue

A very attractive and useful plant; long lasting, purple flower spikes of tiny flowers appear from late spring until mid summer and make a good filler in flower arrangements.Very attractive to bees.

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Vinca major 'Variegata' NCG 526 Vinca major 'Variegata'
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot approx.)

£3.75

 
Greater periwinkle 'Variegata'

A trailing vine, usually used as ground cover, with bold creamy-yellow and green variegation. Pretty purple flowers and inch or so across appear sporadically from spring right into autumn. The plant spreads by rooting along the stems where they lie on the ground and can become quite dense, but can…

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Viola cornuta NCG 047 Viola cornuta
Seed 1 packet - mixed colours

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot)

£3.95

 
Plant 3 x young plants
Usually trimmed back.
£4.95

 
Seed 1 packet - Ex. White, 30 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Horned Violet

A lovely front of border plant in shades of pale blue and occasionally white. Very easy to grow and flowers for months. Plants can become leggy but this is easily remedied; cut them back to within 3-4 inches of the ground and they will soon regenerate to produce compact plants…

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Viola odorata NCG 594 Viola odorata
Seed 1 packet - 40 seeds approx

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£3.75

 
Sweet violet

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Viola sororia 'Freckles' NCG 419 Viola sororia 'Freckles'
Woolly Blue Violet, Sister Violet

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This stunning viola has white, or very pale-blue, flowers which are covered in tiny purple speckles. Comes true from seed. The plants on offer are very small, but don't worry - they will soon bulk out if given the right conditions.

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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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