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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.

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
Seed 1 packet - 15 seeds

£1.95

 
Blue passion flower, Common passion flower

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.

£1.95

 
Empress Tree, Foxglove tree

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. Although the plant is fairly hardy in the UK it is a good idea to fleece the…

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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'

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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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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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Phytolacca acinosa (a.k.a. americana) NCG 201 Phytolacca acinosa (a.k.a. americana)
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.
Please read notes before ordering!
£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (equiv. 9cm pot)
Please read notes before ordering!
£3.95

 
Indian (a.k.a. American) Pokeweed, Inkberry, Pidgeonberry

Although invariably referred to as American pokeweed (P. americana), the variety seen in UK gardens is almost certainly Indian pokeweed (P. asinosa). Both look very similar, but P. acinosa has vertical upright inflorescences, whilst P. americana has lax flower stems, single spherical fruits rather than clusters - and is not…

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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.

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Rhodochiton atrosanguineum AGM NCG 352 Rhodochiton atrosanguineum AGM
Seed 1 packet - 20 seeds

£3.25

 
Purple Bell Vine

This delightful climber deserves a place in every garden! Throughout the summer and into autumn, near-black, tubular flowers with dark-pink bracts dangle amongst wiry, twining stems with toothed, heart-shaped, dark green leaves. For best effect, I plant three or four in a 9 inch pot. Despite its exotic appearance, the…

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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 verticillata NCG 048 Salvia verticillata
Seed 1 packet

£1.95

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£3.95

 
Whorled clary sage

Whorls of small, lilac flowers spaced along stems arising from dense clumps of grey-green, slightly hairy, basal foliage. A tough plant that tolerates sand, chalk and dryness.

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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

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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

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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)

£3.95

 
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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Syringa microphylla NCG 359 Syringa microphylla
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£1.95

 
Littleleaf Lilac

NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.

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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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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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