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Flower Seeds - 24 Varieties From Our Stock - Selection 3
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                                                                                Walmer's of Kent 

                                                 Quality Plants and Seeds for a Changing Environment

                   These are quality seeds, sourced from major UK suppliers, for the present growing season.

                                PLEASE NOTE: ALL SEEDS ARE THE ONE PRICE AND INCLUDE POSTAGE

Pink Abelmoschus (Musk Mallow):  An unusual pink variety from China. Musk Mallow is a soft, herbaceous trailing plant to 2 m in length, with soft hairy stems. It has an underground tuber and dies back to this tuber in the dry season,  emerging again with the first substantial rains of the wet season. Leaves are extremely variable in shape and size, in outline mostly circular or similar to a transverse ellipse, at base usually heart-shaped, angular, or 3-7-palmately lobed. Upper leaves are usually narrower and often arrow-shaped, coarsely toothed, rarely entire, at base 5-9-nerved. Flowers occur singly in leaf axils. Sepal cup is velvety outside. Petals are obovate, rounded at the tip, fleshy at the base and fringed by simple hairs. Stamen column is mostly yellow, at base dark purple, hairless. It is a relative of the edible okra and tubers and foliage formed a source of food for aborigines.

Medicinal uses: Musk Mallow is used as an antidote for snakebites. An emulsion from the seeds is considered to be anti-spasmodic and is used externally. Extensively used as an insecticide and a aphrodisiac. The oil of the seeds, with a strong musk odor, are also used in the perfume industry (now largely replaced by synthetic musk oils) and is used to flavour coffee. Propagation Methods: From seed; sow indoors before last frost. From seed; direct sow after last frost. (10 Seeds)

 Annual Ox-eye Daisy: Ox-eye Daisy is very simple to grow from seed. Each floret on a flower head produces a seed. Seed is often 70-80% viable and will produce many plants with little effort or skill required. In either spring or autumn fill a seed tray with a soil based compost and simply scatter the seed onto the surface. When the seed has been sown, lightly cover with more compost. Soil should be kept moist and seed should then germinate within two weeks. Seedlings can then be pricked out and potted up to be planted out when a little bigger. This hardy perennial grows from 30cm to 90cm in height. The stem is long, thin and hard with occasional branching along the stem. Ox-eye daisy can also be propagated vegetatively by splitting large plants in spring or early autumn. (30 Seeds)

Antirrhinum: Antirrhinum majus, or Common Snapdragon, is an erect perennial that is treated as an annual in colder areas and is native to the Mediterranean region. Plants usually reach a height of 2-3 feet (0.6-0.9 m) in containers and the landscape. Some plants can attain a height of up to 6 feet (1.8 m) if planted in the landscape. Leaves are lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate to 3 inches (7.6 cm) long. Snapdragons have a long been used in gardens and in the cut flower industry. They are easy plants to grow, whether in container or in the landscape. (50 Seeds)

Balloon Flower (Chinese Bellflower): This heavy bloomer gets its name from the way each flower bud swells before its starry petals unfold. Balloon flowers are one of the easiest perennials you'll ever grow, and they bloom in profusion in mid to late summer, when many other perennials are beginning to fade. The upward-facing flowers bloom throughout the summer and into early fall in shades of blue, pink and white. The plants form a low, neat mound and bear 2- to 3-inch cuplike blossoms accented with delicate purple veins and yellow stamens. Balloon flowers are a cottage garden standard, and they are excellent for cutting. To make the flowers last in the vase, sear the stems with a match or candle flame immediately after cutting. Balloon flowers grow in Zones 3-8. They thrive in full sun or light shade in well-drained garden soil. They appreciate a little afternoon shade. You won't find a more carefree perennial! Just work a little slow release fertiliser into the soil in spring, and pick off the flowers as they fade to encourage more blooms. Moderate drought conditions aren't a problem, but it helps to water the plants deeply when the soil dries out too much or if drought conditions persist. Balloon flowers are seldom bothered by insects, and they are very cold-hardy.  Be careful when weeding the garden in spring. Balloon flowers don't sprout until other plants have begun to grow, and it is easy to dig them up inadvertently or pull them thinking they are weeds. Mark the area where they are planted to prevent this type of mistake. Start new plants from seeds in spring, just after the last winter frost, or summer, up to 2 months before the first autumn frost. When starting indoors, sow in individual pots 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost. Seeds require light to germinate, so press them lightly onto the soil, and don't cover. You can expect flowers the second year. Plants are difficult to divide, but cuttings can be taken in late spring. When the new stems are about 2 to 4 inches long, push back the soil to find the point where the stem joins the root, and with a sharp knife, cut off a stem with about 1/2 inch of root attached. Pot up your cutting in a good potting medium. Clumps of balloon flowers are very well behaved in the perennial garden - they don't spread and never crowd their neighbors. The blue shades of balloon flowers are striking when planted in combination with gold or deep orange cosmos or yarrows. If you're looking for a carefree perennial that produces reliable blooms year after year, you can't beat balloon flowers. (20 Seeds)

Bigflower Campion: Perennial. Height: 25cm - 50cm. Best grown in moderately fertile, well-drained soils with consistent and even moisture in full sun to light shade. Tolerates poorer soils with some dryness. Excellent soil drainage is essential. Plants may self-seed in the garden in optimum growing conditions. Noteworthy Characteristics: Lychnis fulgens is a red-flowered catchfly that is native to Siberia, Manchuria, Korea and Japan. It is a sparsely white-hairy, tufted perennial that typically grows in a clump on stems clad with sessile, ovate-lanceolate, medium to dark green leaves (to 3" [7.5cm] long). Bright red flowers (to 2 1/2" [6cm] diameter) with two-lobed petals bloom in few-flowered cymes in early to mid-summer. Lychnis comes from the Greek word for lamp in reference to the bright intensity of many of the flowers in the genus. (30 Seeds)

Black-Eyed Susan: Annual spreading flower with delicate yellow colours and a black centre spot. Ideal for borders or baskets. Enjoys sunlight but shade tolerant after germination and will bloom all summer. Germinate in growing location when temperatures are 20C - 25C. Seeds will sprout within 2 weeks.
(10 Seeds)

Blackberry Lily: Leopard Flower is an perennial herb, with leaves in fans on branching stems. Lance-shaped leaves will reach 2 to 3 feet. Flowers are 5 cm across, borne on long, slender stalks, at the end of stems. They have 6 petals, yellow to orange-red, spotted with maroon or purple, which is what gave it the name Leopard Flower. Fruit is a black berry. The name Blackberry Lily derives from the clusters of shiny black seeds exposed when seed capsules split open. In China, Leopard Flower is found in the Himalayas at altitudes of 1000-2300m but is very adaptable. Flowering: July-August. (10 Seeds)

Blue China Aster: Callistephus is a genus of flowering plants, in the Sunflower family; the genus includes only one species, C. chinensis, the China Aster. It is native to China, and is an annual plant, growing to 20-80 cm tall with branched stems. The leaves are alternate, 4-8 cm long, ovate, and coarsely toothed. The flowerheads are variable, with either all ray florets or an outer ring of ray florets surrounding central disc florets; the ray florets are white to purple, the disc florets, if present, usually yellow. It is a popular ornamental plant in gardens, and numerous cultivars are available; the cultivars are grouped by size, with very dwarf (up to 20 cm), dwarf (20-40 cm), intermediate (40-60 cm) and tall (60-80 cm) In Japan, the species is very important in the floriculture industry for cut flowers. (40 Seeds)

Blue Cornflower: The attractive flowers of the cornflower are a bright celebratory blue, distinctive enough to have given its name to a colour. The narrow grey-green leaves, no more than five millimetres wide, grow alternatively up the stem. The closed, emerging flower heads resemble other members of the knapweed family to which the cornflower is closely related. In the early years of the twentieth century, cornflowers were common in Britain and, together with red poppies and white-flowering Mayweed, must have made a patriotic sight across parts of the countryside. The nickname ""cornflower"" comes from the fact that the plant grows wild in grain fields. When Napoleon forced Queen Louise of Prussia from Berlin, she hid her children in a cornfield and kept them entertained and quiet by weaving wreaths of cornflowers. One of her children, Wilhelm, later became the emperor of Germany. Remembering his mother's bravery, he made the cornflower a national emblem of unity. (40 Seeds)

Blue Flax: Blue flax germinates best when direct seeded (although you can start seed indoors for transplanting) Sow in mid to late spring or early autumn. Autumn sowings should bloom the following year. Cover with about 1/4" of soil and thin plants to 6" apart, once they are 1 - 2" tall. (30 Seeds)

Caesalpinia: Shrub, Tropical and Tender Perennial. Height: 4.-.6 ft. (1.2.-.1.8 m), 6.-.8 ft. (1.8.-.2.4 m) depending on growing conditions. Spacing: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m). Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not over-water. Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season. Propagation Methods: From seed; direct sow after last frost. (25 Seeds)

California Poppy: Despite its mild-weather origins, California Poppy seed will grow quite well in cold climates, but only as an annual. It can be used in beds, borders, and in naturalized settings, but generally does not do well in containers. The brilliant orange California Poppy work well with purple and yellow flowers, but may clash with some colors in the garden; yellow varieties combine well with blue cornflower and larkspur. Even though California Poppy is technically an annual wildflower, it is known for reseeding itself. Therefore, if you do not mow down California Poppy before it drops its seed, that seed will lay dormant during the winter and then sprout brand new California Poppies the next spring. Many wild flower seeds perform this way. Directly sow California Poppy wild flower seed early in the spring. Prepare the area by weeding and loosening the top 1 - 2 inches of soil. Sow the Poppy seeds and rake the soil covering the seed about 1/8 inch deep, and keep the soil moist after planting until the Poppy wild flower seeds germinate in 14 - 28 days, depending on the temperature. Thin to about 12 inches apart. Decrease watering after the plants begin to flower. Deadhead spent flowers to prolong blooming and enhance the appearance of the plant. Removing spent flowers and seed pods will also reduce re-seeding. You may use a low nitrogen fertilizer like a 3-18-18 liquid fertilizer to promote good root growth without the additional foliage growth. (25 Seeds)

Centaurea: Directly sow centaurea seed outdoors in early spring as soon as soil can be worked. Prepare seedbed by loosening soil and weeding. Sow Cornflower seed in rows, 6 seeds per foot. Thin seedlings to 6 - 12 inches apart. In mild winter climates, Seed can be sown in the autumn for very early blooms the following spring. The first blooms appear 10 - 12 weeks after planting, and last for about a month. Successive plantings can extend the bloom period. (30 Seeds)

Chalk Plant: Vigourous, compact perennial. Pink flowers up to 0.5cm in diameter. This plant has a long flowering season and is ideal for pots, window boxes, hanging baskets and borders. Sow seeds in autumn in pots and transplant during spring to growing location. (25 Seeds)

China Flowering Quince: Flowering Quince flowers very heavily and tends to grow wider than it is tall and may need support if allowed to frow tall. A tough and very hardy small tree/shrub growing when mature to 5 - 10 metres, popular for late winter and early spring color in almost any situation in the garden. It has very deep red flowers with an erect bunch of stamens with gold yellow anthers. The flowers are 3-4.5 cm across, with five petals. Flowering is in late winter or early spring. The fruit is a pome with five carpels; it ripens in late autumn.The leaves are alternately arranged, simple, and have a serrated margin. When cooked & sweetened or mixed with sweeter fruits such as apples the fruit becomes fragrantly tasty. They're rich in vitamin C, dietary fibre & pectin, thus increasingly valued for juice, pulp & flavoring, & for the cooked fruit's sweet aroma halfway between apple & citrus. Its antioxidant flavinoids are second only to rosehips in concentration. (5 Seeds)

Chinese Lantern Plant: Similar to Cape Gooseberry and also perennial but with a white flower. A somewhat vining plant usually reaching 2-3 ft. in height. Under good conditions it can reach 6 ft, but will need support. The purplish, spreading branches are ribbed and covered with fine hairs. Oppositely arranged leaves are heart-shaped, 2.5-6 inches long. Flowers are bell-shaped, nodding, and arise in leaf axils. They are white in colour with dark purple-brown spots in the throat, and cupped by a purplish-green, hairy sepal cup. Fruit buds are produced after 12-13 stem internodes are formed. After the flower falls, the calyx expands, forming a straw-colored husk much larger than the fruit enclosed. The fruit is a berry with smooth, waxy, orange-yellow skin and juicy pulp containing numerous very small yellowish seeds. The fruit is edible but can be sharp. Widely cultivated in China. (15 Seeds)

Chinese Lantern Plant (Red Lantern): Chinese Lantern flower seed produces an ornamental flower that has an orange seed pod that looks like glowing orange paper lanterns. The white flowers will be replaced by green seed pods that will eventually turn orange or red. Chinese Lantern makes a great dried seed pod, and it can also be used in dry floral arrangements. The brightly coloured seed pods are hollow and are dried best while still fresh by hanging upside down in a cool place. Children love the "lantern" seed pods! The plants spreads easily by rhizomes, so make sure you plant in a contained area. Chinese Lantern flower seed can be planted indoors in trays and lightly covered with soil. Will take anywhere from 14 - 28 days to germinate. Or you can sow the flower seed directly outdoors, leaving 24 inches between plants. Make sure the soil has warmed and all danger of frost has passed. The berries are edible however they are very acidic and therefore eating is not recommended. (20 Seeds)

Chinese Toon: This small variety grows as a bush from 1 to 1.5m.  The flowers are produced in summer each flower is small, 4 - 5 mm diameter, with five white or pale pink petals. The fruit is a capsule 2 - 3.5 cm long, containing several winged seeds. Chinese Toon is native to eastern and southeastern Asia, from North Korea south through most of eastern, central and southwestern China to Nepal, northeastern India, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, and western Indonesia.
Medicinal uses:  The fruit, bark, and roots are used in traditional Chinese medicine. (15 Seeds)

Cinnabar Root (Coralberry): Coral ardisia is a small upright shrub, from 2-6 ft (0.6-1.8 m) high. It is evergreen unless killed back by very hard freezes. The dark green, serrated leaves are glossy and very attractive. The flowers are white or pinkish and rather inconspicuous. The berries, which hang down in clusters, are quite showy as they ripen and turn to shades of coral and finally bright scarlet. The berries are long lasting and usually persist throughout the winter and cedar waxwings and other birds feed on them. Plants re-seed freely. For winter colour in a forest grove, plant Coral Ardisia under trees and allow to colonise freely, thinning as necessary. A more formal use can be made of these lovely plants in shade gardens. For best effect, plant a group of at least three. In frost-free areas, ardisia can become quite large and a single specimen might occupy the same space allowed for two or three elsewhere. Where freezes are severe, ardisia should be placed in a protected area or covered. A hard freeze will kill the plant to the ground. Ardisia is easily transformed into a houseplant and is attractive for the shiny foliage even if berries do not form. (5 Seeds)

Columbine 'Bluebird': Perhaps one of the most gorgeous of flowers. Sometimes known as 'Grannies Bonnets' they take a while to germinate but the wait is worth it. Basic growing instructions:Dappled shade and fertile, loamy, well-drained but moist soil are best for Columbines although they'll tolerate most conditions, except, that is for waterlogged heavy clay soil. Add lots of compost or organic matter if that's what you have. They don't really like to be disturbed so division is difficult. It's probably easier to grow new plants from seed. Most Columbines will self-seed readily, but they'll interbreed to. If you want your varieties to remain true, isolate them. Even then, named hybrids probably won't come true. To grow Columbines from seed, sow anytime from late autumn. Germination is quite slow, taking from six to about 12 weeks. Plant them out in early spring where they are to flower. (25 Seeds)

Columbine 'Egret': Perhaps one of the most gorgeous of flowers. Sometimes known as 'Grannies Bonnets' they take a while to germinate but the wait is worth it. Basic growing instructions:Dappled shade and fertile, loamy, well-drained but moist soil are best for Columbines although they'll tolerate most conditions, except, that is for waterlogged heavy clay soil. Add lots of compost or organic matter if that's what you have. They don't really like to be disturbed so division is difficult. It's probably easier to grow new plants from seed. Most Columbines will self-seed readily, but they'll interbreed to. If you want your varieties to remain true, isolate them. Even then, named hybrids probably won't come true. To grow Columbines from seed, sow anytime from late autumn. Germination is quite slow, taking from six to about 12 weeks. Plant them out in early spring where they are to flower. (20 Seeds)

Columbine 'Purple Beauty': Perhaps one of the most gorgeous of flowers. Sometimes known as 'Grannies Bonnets' they take a while to germinate but the wait is worth it. Basic growing instructions:Dappled shade and fertile, loamy, well-drained but moist soil are best for Columbines although they'll tolerate most conditions, except, that is for waterlogged heavy clay soil. Add lots of compost or organic matter if that's what you have. They don't really like to be disturbed so division is difficult. It's probably easier to grow new plants from seed. Most Columbines will self-seed readily, but they'll interbreed to. If you want your varieties to remain true, isolate them. Even then, named hybrids probably won't come true. To grow Columbines from seed, sow anytime from late autumn. Germination is quite slow, taking from six to about 12 weeks. Plant them out in early spring where they are to flower. (25 Seeds)

Columbine (Mixed Varieties): Highly attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies, this easy-to-grow Columbine flower seed mix is a wonderful addition to the summer border. Growing readily from Columbine flower seed, this Columbine mix features large, 4 inch flowers. The foliage is also very special with its fancy-lobed, dusky blue-green leaves.Columbines are one of the easiest and most rewarding of all perennials. They adapt to many different kinds of climate and sun conditions. Their flowers are a treasure in spring and when they are through flowering, their waxy green foliage continues to add grace to the garden. Plant columbine flower seeds in a mixed border or in a mass by themselves. If you cut them back after they bloom, they make a nice lacy ground cover. Sow Columbine flower seeds in starter trays indoor 6 - 8 weeks before last expected frost if starting this seed indoors. Press Aquilegia flower seed into the soil but do not cover it. Light is beneficial to germination. Or, Columbine flower seed can be directly sown into prepared seed beds with loosened, weed free soil after frost season has passed. Sow the Columbine seed in groups of 3 - 4, and space the seed groups 16 inches apart. Thin to the strongest plant. (25 Seeds)

 

This is new stock for the present growing season. All our seeds are supplied in sealed packets to maintain freshness and come with our unconditional germination guarantee. We have over 370 varieties of vegetable, salad, herb and flower seeds with many unusual varieties not normally seen in the UK. The small grower has the opportunity to sow and evaluate the crops from these seeds and the flower grower to add even more sparkle to spring and summer borders. In addition to trial sowing for germination made by the seed supplier we also do our own here in Kent and grow to maturity to check that local conditions are suitable for a variety. We also welcome feedback from our buyers about their experience, this helps increase our knowledge. 

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Auction started: 2021-04-26 19:09
Auction ends: 2021-05-26 19:09
Auction ID: 35

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