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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.

Geranium sanguineum 'Elke' NCG 274 Geranium sanguineum 'Elke'
Cranesbill 'Elke'

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For such a small plant (generally considered to be an alpine variety), this exquisite geranium packs a punch! Masses of rich pink, round-lobed petals deeply veined in carmine and having a white edge adorn the plant during May and June, with flowering continuing more sparcely right into autumn, when the…

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Geranium sanguineum, magenta NCG 469 Geranium sanguineum, magenta
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds



A very pretty low-growing hardy geranium. Bright magenta-pink flowers with a white eye and darker veining appear above finely divided foliage which has a tendency to trail. Although the plant is happy in full sun, it is useful for adding a touch of colour to areas in part-shade.

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Geranium versicolor NCG 245 Geranium versicolor
Plant 1 x 9cm pot
Please see notes in description

Seed 1 packet - 15 seeds


Pencilled geranium

This delightful geranium is semi-evergreen, but will form a fresh rosette of lobed leaves in Spring, followed by small, white flowers, intricately veined in deep magenta-pink. It will continue to flower, though less abundantly, throughout the summer and into autumn. Happy in full sun or part shade. Since there are…

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Geranium x oxonianum 'Julie Brennan' NCG 405 Geranium x oxonianum 'Julie Brennan'
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds


Cranesbill 'Julie Brennan'

An extremely pretty form of geranium oxonianum - I am almost certain the variety is as named. The large flowers are mid-pink, sligtly toothed at the margins and with very striking deep-purple veining. The leaves are a rich, bright green, often with small, chocolate-coloured spots at their base. An unfussy…

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Geum coccineum 'Borisii' NCG 491 Geum coccineum 'Borisii'
Seed 1 packet - 20 seeds


Boris Avens, Boris geum

New - pretty dwarf variety

Dwarf variety, producing a neat mound of hairy, rounded leaves, above which rise stems topped with bright orange-red flowers from late spring and throughout the summer. Lovely at the front of borders and also makes a good container plant.

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Gladiolus mixed, multicoloured NCG 530 Gladiolus mixed, multicoloured
Gladioli, mixed

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The seeds offered are from a variety of gladiolus, but all were special... some multi-coloured, as ilustrated, and some plain, sometimes with a white streak, in delicious colours ranging from clear lilac through to deepest maroon - almost black. The flowers will have cross-pollinated, so seed will not come true…

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Gypsophila elegans Mixed NCG 480 Gypsophila elegans Mixed
Annual Baby's Breath

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A favourite with flower arrangers, but loved by pollinating insects too, with masses of tiny flowers in shades of pink and white on delicate, ferny foliage. Grow en masse for best effect.

NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.

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Helenium Ex. Rubinzwerg NCG 063 Helenium Ex. Rubinzwerg
Helen's Flower, Sneezewort

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Although this helenium has daisy-like, mahogany red flowers with a brown cone, these seeds will be variable - but whatever comes up should be attractive in the hot bed and you may even discover a gem!

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Helichrysum bracteatum monstrosum Double Mixed NCG 137 Helichrysum bracteatum monstrosum Double Mixed
Seed 1 packet


Everlasting Daisy, Straw flower

The papery flowers of this quirky plant, which grows on tall, straight stems about 3 feet high, are perfect for drying. Butterflies love them! Very easy to grow, and a good introduction to gardening for children.

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Helleborus foetidus NCG 309 Helleborus foetidus
Plant 1 x young plant


Stinking Hellebore

The flowers of this interesting, shade-loving plant are very soft, pale green, sometimes with a red margin and are leathery in texture. It is a haven for hibernating ladybirds, which can be found nestling in and around the flowers all winter.

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Helleborus niger NCG 273 Helleborus niger
Plant 1 x plant (Equiv. 9cm pot)
Mixed colours

Christmas rose, Black hellebore

There are many hellebores growing in the garden, in a variety of colours, from dark red (sometimes double) to pink, white and cream, some with intricate specking or streaking. Although seeds listed (when available) are saved and offered separately from different coloured plants, it cannot be guaranteed that they will…

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Hemerocallis 'Sammy Russell' NCG 076 Hemerocallis 'Sammy Russell'
Seed 1 packet - 25 seeds approx.
Note: seeds from mixed colours

Plant 1 x clump
Equiv .5 litre pot approx.

Daylily 'Sammy Russell'


As its common name suggests, the large, trumpet-shaped blooms of this stunning plant last only a day, but during the flowering season they appear in abundance. I believe that this variety, which is deepest red with a yellow throat, is as named, but it was (one of the few decent…

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Hesperantha (syn. Schizostylis) coccinea 'Major' AGM NCG 213 Hesperantha (syn. Schizostylis) coccinea 'Major' AGM
Plant 1 x pink plant (equiv. 9cm pot)
'Mrs Heggarty' or 'Sunrise'?

Crimson flag lily 'Major'

This lovely plant flowers for many months - even through the first frosts! Rich red, six-petalled, bowl-shaped blooms appear on straight stems above light-green, sword-shaped foliage from summer onwards. Although they do well in my relatively light soil, Schizostylis are probably happiest in moist, heavy soil as long as it…

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Hesperis matronalis NCG 448 Hesperis matronalis
Seed 1 packet


Sweet rocket

This sweet-scented, short-lived perennial attracts bees and other pollinating insects and is therefore perfect for naturalising in a wildlife-friendly garden. The loose heads of small flowers range in colour from almost white, through pale lilac to mauve. A perfect plant for the informal cottage garden. Also a good cut flower.

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Heuchera micrantha 'Bressingham Hybrids' NCG 348 Heuchera micrantha 'Bressingham Hybrids'
Coral bells

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Sprays of coral-red, bell-shaped flowers appear in late spring on wiry stems above plump mounds of evergreen foliage. An excellent cut flower and very attractive to bees and other pollinators. Good ground cover.

NOTE: Externally sourced seeds.

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Hibiscus trionum NCG 054 Hibiscus trionum
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.


Flower-of-an-Hour, Venice Mallow

Exquisite - highly recommended!

This delightful plant, which is usually treated as an annual in the UK, produces creamy flowers with dark burgundy centres on stems clothed with dark green, lobed leaves. Each flower only lasts a day but in the right conditions it will bloom profusely, followed by very attractive seed pods, throughout…

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Hieracium maculatum 'Leopard' NCG 577 Hieracium maculatum 'Leopard'
Seed 1 packet - 100 seeds approx.


Spotted hawkweed

Unusual and very attractive foliage!

An unusual and decorative addition to the front of the border, this variegated form of hawkweed (usually considered a weed!) produces a low rosette of intricately blotched, dark red-brown and blue-green leaves, above which nod small, yellow daisy-like flowers on tall, wiry stems. It is for the foliage that this…

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Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' NCG 767 Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'
Heart-leaved houttuynia 'Chameleon'

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Hylotelephium Syn. Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy' NCG 231 Hylotelephium Syn. Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)


Plant 3 x young plants, bare-rooted


Ice Plant 'Autumn Joy'

This drought-tolerat plant produces dense heads of deep-pink flowers in late-summer/early autumn, above sturdy stems clothed in grey-green, fleshy leaves. The weight of the flower heads tends to cause the stems to bend and sprawl, so some support is recommended earlier in the season to prevent this. Attractive to pollinating…

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Hylotelephium Syn. Sedum telephium subsp. ruprechtii 'Hab Grey' NCG 412 Hylotelephium Syn. Sedum telephium subsp. ruprechtii 'Hab Grey'
Plant 1 x young plant (9cm pot)


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Ice Plant 'Hab Grey'

This unusual and most attractive sedum ariety forms clumps of grey-green, fleshy leaves and the flowers are a mixture of cream and pink. It is much loved by bees and other beneficial insects.

NOTE: Depending on season, plants, when available, may be trimmed back and/or barerooted for shipping.

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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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