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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.

Linaria purpurea NCG 164 Linaria purpurea
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Perennial Toadflax

Very pretty!

This delightful plant with its tall spikes of tiny purple or pink flowers resembling miniature snapdragons, which appear from a basal clump of fine, grey-green leaves, is attractive not only to right-minded humans, but to wildlife... it is much loved by butterflies and bees. It flowers from June right through…

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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, usually 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…

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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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Lunaria annua NCG 035 Lunaria annua
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Honesty, Money Plant

An old cottage garden favourite, the seedheads of which are often to be seen in dried floral arrangements. Carefully rub the seed pod (silicles) casings off the dried stems to reveal moon-shine like membranes that give this plant its Latin name. A trouble-free plant that will establish itself happily and…

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Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker' NCG 394 Lysimachia ciliata 'Firecracker'
Plant 1 x plant (Equiv. 9cm pot)

£3.95

 
Seed 1 packet - 10 seeds

£2.95

 
Loosestrife 'Firecracker'

The picture does not really do this plant justice. Attractive, deep-purple rosettes of rounded leaves appear in early spring, followed by tall spikes of more pointed leaves which bear small, yellow, star-shaped flowers along their length. Although moist - even wet - soil is recommended, mine grow in a dry,…

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Mentha spicata NCG 693 Mentha spicata
Seed 1 packet - 400 seeds approx

£1.95

 
Spearmint, Garden mint

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Mentha suaveolens NCG 694 Mentha suaveolens
Seed 1 packet - 200 seeds approx.

£1.95

 
Apple mint

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Nemophila discoides 'Total Eclipse' NCG 189 Nemophila discoides 'Total Eclipse'
Black nemophila

Currently unavailable

A profusion of blooms no more than an inch across, coloured deep purple - almost black - with white edges. A lovely statement at the front of the border or tumbling from hanging baskets and planters.

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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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Ocimum basilicum 'Dark Opal' (Organic) NCG 479 Ocimum basilicum 'Dark Opal' (Organic)
Basil 'Dark Opal'

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A dark-purple variety of basil, with smaller, more toothed leaves than the more commonly-grown Sweet Genovese. Great for adding contrasting colour to salads and tomato dishes. For companion planting enthusiasts, basil is said to encourage the growth of tomatoes, peppers and chillies!

NOTE: These are externally sourced, organic seeds.

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Onopordum acanthium NCG 222 Onopordum acanthium
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Scotch Thistle, Scottish Thistle

I don't generally welcome thistles in the garden, but this is an exception! This huge, ornamental thistle, which can reach 3 metres tall and a metre across, has spiny, silver-green leaves on a thick, branching stem, from which beautiful spherical buds develop, opening to gigantic pinkish-purple thistle flowers which are…

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Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' NCG 253 Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Plant 1 x young plant
Soon bulks out.
£4.95

 
Lilyturf, Ornamental Black Grass

Limited stock!

Although, true to its common name, this evergreen plant is both ornamental and black, it is not a grass! It forms clumps of glossy, purple-black leaves (some may occasionally be dark-green), with spikes of pale purplish-pink flowers in autumn, followed by glossy black berries. It grows only about 6 inches…

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Origanum vulgare NCG 766 Origanum vulgare
Seed 1 x packet (200 seeds approx.)

£1.95

 
Wild marjoram

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Oxalis triangularis NCG 264 Oxalis triangularis
False Shamrock

Plants coming soon!

This unusual and delightful plant looks far exotic to be hardy - but it is! Plants will be available later this year.

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Papaver somniferum, single NCG 330 Papaver somniferum, single
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Opium Poppy, single

The flowers of the familiar opium poppy are often pale purple-pink, but are quite variable, with colours varying from almost white to dark purple-pink and sometimes shades of salmon-pink. The darkness of the blotch at the centre of the flowers can also be variable. The seeds of are widely used…

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Passiflora caerulea NCG 181 Passiflora caerulea
Blue passion flower, Common passion flower

Currently unavailable

Attractive in all respects, this vigorous climber has not only exquisitely intricate flowers but distinctive lobed foliage and bright orange, egg-shaped fruits, which are edible when fully ripe but rather bland in taste, from late summer onwards. It is often deciduous in milder areas.

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Paulownia tomentosa AGM NCG 572 Paulownia tomentosa AGM
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£2.10

 
Empress Tree, Foxglove tree

Limited stock

A beautiful specimen tree with mauve, foxglove-like blooms in early spring, followed by large, soft, downy leaves. Rapidly growing, it can reach 2m/6ft in the first year and should flower within 2-3 years. The plant is borderline hardy in milder parts of the UK and it is a good idea…

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Penstemon barbatus var. coccineus NCG 573 Penstemon barbatus var. coccineus
Beardlip penstemon, Bearded penstemon

A native of western USA, the bright, pendulous, vermillion flowers of this beautiful penstemon variety adorn tall, slender stems above lance-shaped, deep-green foliage from August. Best grown toward the front of the border, where it can be seen in all its glory!

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Penstemon Ex. 'Alice Hindley' AGM NCG 071 Penstemon Ex. 'Alice Hindley' AGM
Penstemon (Beardtongue) 'Alice Hindley'

Currently unavailable

Lilac spikes of flowers reminiscent of foxgloves rise above strong stems clothed in bright green lance-shaped foliage. Seeds offered are unlikely to come true but may well produce some interesting results... in any case, all the penstemons are lovely.

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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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