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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.

Verbena bonariensis NCG 085 Verbena bonariensis
Seed 1 packet - 200 seeds approx.


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)


Seed 1 packet - 60 seeds approx
Limited stock!

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


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

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.)


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


Seed 1 packet - Ex. White, 100 seeds approx.


Horned Violet

A lovely front of border plant in shades of mid-blue, 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


Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)


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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