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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.

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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Corydalis elata  'Blue Summit' NCG 555 Corydalis elata 'Blue Summit'
Plant 1 x young plant (Equiv. 9cm pot)


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 - 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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Didiscus caeruleus, Lacy Series NCG 452 Didiscus caeruleus, Lacy Series
Seed 1 packet - 80 seeds approx


Lace flower, mixed

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.

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


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


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


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


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)


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

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

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

Seed 1 packet - 60 seeds approx.
Mixed colours

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

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

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

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

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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 - 12 seeds
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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 x packet (20 seeds approx.)
Ex. Dark blue

Seed 1 x packet (20 seeds approx.)
Ex. Mid-blue

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.


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'
The Blue Chrysanthemum 'Blue Knoll'

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Mauve-blue daisy-type flowers with a yellow eye are produced in profusion during the summer and into early autumn, on compact, bushy plants above fine foliage. Plants usually survive the winter in milder areas of the UK.

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


Morning glory 'Grandpa Otts'

An abundance of the familiar Morning Glory flowers, but in an intense deep-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


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

Seed 1 packet - 25 seeds approx.


Blood-red iris


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


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

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


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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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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