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FLOWER SEEDS

BERGAMOT PANORAMA

$3.90 inc GST

Botanical Name: Monarda didyma

Highly aromatic foliage, wonderful ‘tousled’ flowers, attracts many beneficial insects to the garden. Use leaves and flowers for tea and cooking.

Plant Height: 90cm

How To Grow: Sow in seed trays or punnets, 5mm deep, or direct in flowering position. Plant 45cm apart, waiting until frosts are over. In hot weather, mulch well around the roots to conserve moisture and keep roots cool. Bergamot requires regular watering during the growing and flowering season. Seedlings emerge 14-28 days.

When To Plant: Spring to Autumn Flowering: 26 weeks Sow: Spring, Summer, Autumn Number of Seeds: 75

FLOWER SEEDS

BORAGE

$3.90 inc GST

Botanic Name: Borago officinalis

Bright blue star-shaped edible flowers in which leaves can be used in salads and cooking. Adds a delicate cucumber flavour to foods, used in traditional medicine.

Borage also attracts pollinators to your garden and is an excellent companion plant for many vegetables.

How To Grow: Sow 10mm deep in flowering position in full sun or semi-shade. Firm down gently and keep moist. Use leaves in salads and cooking and the flowers for a garnish. Seedlings emerge 10-14 days.

When To Plant: Spring to Summer. Harvest: 10-12 weeks Sow: Spring, Summer Number of Seeds: 100

FLOWER SEEDS

CORNFLOWER BLUE BALL

$3.30 inc GST

Botanical Name: Centaurea cyanus

The traditional beautiful 'Cornflower' Blue. The simplicity of the double flowers is at the heart of the cottage garden. A hardy annual flowering the same year, in sun or partial shade.

Plant Height: 75cm

How To Grow: Sow 1.5cm deep in flowering position. Keep moist. Alternatively sow outdoors in August-September to flower the following spring. Thin seedlings to 25cm apart. Remove dead flowers to prolong flowering season.

When To Plant: Autumn Flowering: Spring Sow: Autumn Number of Seeds: 250

$3.90 inc GST

Botanical Name: Echinacea purpurea

Prolific large blooms with coned centres, easy to grow , drought tolerant and pest resistant. Used in traditional medicine for boosting the immune system, attracts beneficial insects to the garden.

Plant Height: 120cm

How To Grow: Sow 5mm deep in trays of seed raising mix or direct in flowering position and keep moist. Transplant into the garden when large enough to handle, spacing plants 50cm apart. Keep moist and weed free. Seedlings emerge 10-20 days.

When To Plant: Spring and Summer. Flowering: 18-20 weeks Sow: Spring, Summer Number of Seeds: 50

$3.90 inc GST

Botanical Name: Digitalis purpurea

This stately flower is excellent for growing in borders and as a cut flower. It may also be grown as a spring-flowering pot plant. The white cream, pink and purple flowers bloom all round the stem and are held horizontally to reveal the markings in their tubular florets. A hardy perennial, it prefers partial shade.

Plant Height: 1.5m

How To Grow: Sow 5mm deep in flowering position. Scatter thinly, and keep soil moist. Thin as necessary, allowing at least 30cm between plants. The plants will benefit from an occasional feed of complete fertiliser.

When To Plant: Summer and Autumn. Flowering: Spring to Summer (Biennial) Sow: Summer, Autumn Number of Seeds: 2500

$4.90 inc GST

Botanical Name: Lavendula angustifolia

Lovely fragrant, dwarf and compact plants that will flower in their first year from an early sowing. Ideal for hedging, bedding or containers.

Plant Height: 60cm

How To Grow: Sow seeds thinly into a seed bed or trays of compost. Just cover the small seed. Keep moist. Thin, prick out or pot on as necessary, giving each plant room to develop. Harden off and transplant to flowering position in the Autumn spacing 45-60cm apart.. Mulch plants well for Winter protection.

When To Plant: Autumn to early Winter Flowering: Spring to Summer Sow: Autumn, Winter Number of Seeds: 150

$3.90 inc GST

Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus

These Sunflowers can grow as tall as a house with flowers the size of a beach ball! Take the challenge and grow the tallest sunflower in the neighbourhood.

How To Grow: - Prepare your flower bed in a sunny garden spot by mixing in lots of organic material. - Press half –a-fingernail deep holes10cm apart in the soil, put one seed in each hole and cover with soil. - After about 10-14 days look out for the seedlings! Feed your plants with liquid fertilizer every week so they grow strong and healthy. - Remove the weaker seedlings so the stronger ones have about 50cm on all sides to grow. - Watch your prize sunflower grow! Sunflower roots can grow to 120cm below the soil surface so water them well! When the seeds on your flower head are dry, collect them for a tasty snack or to make a bird feeder. When To Plant: Spring to Summer. Flowering: 12 weeks Sow: Spring, Summer Number of Seeds: 75

$3.90 inc GST

Botanical name - Tropaeolum majus

Compact plants. Stunning hot pink blooms. Excellent for beds, borders and containers. Very easy to grow

Plant Height: 30cm

How To Grow: Sow early Spring through to Autumn – 15mm deep, in flowering position. Keep the soil moist. Thin out to 25cm apart. Add a complete fertiliser to the soil before sowing and then no more as this encourages leafy growth rather than flowers. Seedlings emerge 14-21 days.

When To Plant: Spring to Autumn Flowering: 10-12 weeks Sow: Spring, Autumn Soil Type: well drained Number of Seeds: 25

FLOWER SEEDS

POPPY FLANDERS RED

$3.30 inc GST

Botanical Name: Papaver rhoeas Deep red, single flowers. Widely recognised as a symbol of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, they make a stunning display when mass planted. An annual, flowering the same year. Prefers a well drained soil and sunny position. Plant Height: 60cm How To Grow: Sprinkle seeds over soil, cover lightly, firm down gently and keep damp. Or sow in seed boxes, transplanting when large enough to handle. Thin as necessary, spacing 20cm apart. Feed regularly and remove spent flower heads to encourage flowering. Protect from snails. Pinch out the early buds to encourage good, strong clumps. When To Plant: Late Summer and Autumn Flowering: 20 weeks from sowing Sow: Summer, Autumn Number of Seeds: 2000

$3.90 inc GST

Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus

A majestic plant with enormous golden yellow flower heads. Great fun to grow with impressively quick results - ideal for children. A hardy annual, flowering the same year. Requires a sunny position.

Plant Height: 1.8-3m

How To Grow: Sow two seeds together 5mm deep at intervals of about 30cm, direct where they are to flower. Keep moist until well established and thin out to one plant per position. Tall plants should be staked, particularly as the main flower develops.

When To Plant: Spring to early Summer Flowering: 12 weeks after sowing Sow: Spring, Summer Number of Seeds: 50

$4.90 inc GST

Botanical name - Lathyrus odoratus

Early flowering. Free flowering over a long period. Ideal for cutting having long stems. Needs a fence or trellis and lots of sun.

Plant Height: 180cm

How To Grow: Sow late Summer through to late Autumn – Spring too in cold districts, 12mm deep in flowering position. Thin out to 20cm  apart. Prepare soil well with organic matter and compost about 1 month before sowing. Ensure soil is damp when sowing as this will usually negate any need for additional watering until seedlings appear. Seedlings emerge 10-14 days. Flowers in 12-14 weeks.

When To Plant: Mid Summer to late Autumn Flowering: 12-14 weeks Sow: Summer, Autumn Soil Type: well drained Important Note: Sweet peas do not like 'wet feet' so it is for this reason that we do not recommend pre-soaking seeds prior to sowing. Number of Seeds: 35

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WILDFLOWER MIX

$3.90 inc GST

Includes calendula, campanula, coreopsis, cosmos, dianthus, gypsophila, lupin, nemophila and nigella. These flowers are beautiful, easy and beneficial to the garden.

•Wide range of varieties, colours and heights

•Mix of colours

•Attracts bees and butterflies in your garden

•Wildlife attracting

How To Grow: Sow Spring to Autumn, all year round in warmest regions. The seeds can be scattered thinly or sown in the flowering position, or planted in rows to allow space for weeding. Cover lightly with a seed raising mix, firm down and keep moist. Thin out as necessary. Choose a well drained soil and sunny position. Flowers will appear after 10 weeks and continue over many months. Seedlings emerge 10-28 days. When To Plant: South Island: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec North Island: All year Flowering:10-20 weeks Sow: Spring, Summer, Autumn Soil Type: well drained Number of Seeds: 350