Welcome to the Norfolk Cottage Garden Seeds & Plants Shop This is an alphabetical listing of all the cottage garden plants.


 
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.

Lathyrus chloranthus Lathyrus chloranthus
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£2.35

 
Yellow Sweet Pea

Unusual yellow sweet pea!

An unusual species sweet pea, the small, unscented flowers are green-yellow. I often grow them up loose wigwams made from buddelia sticks inserted into large tubs, underplanted with lobelia, small antirrhinums and perhaps a lantana in the middle. They are also happy scrambling up trellis.

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Lathyrus latifolius Lathyrus latifolius
Seed 1 packet - 12 seeds

£1.85

 
Everlasting Sweet Pea

Although unscented, the everlasting sweet pea is most attractive grown against a sunny wall, trellis or fence - or permitted to grow through a large shrub or small tree - and provides masses of flower stems. Very suitable for cutting. These seeds are gathered from Lathyrus latifolius 'Alba' and are…

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Lathyrus odoratus Lathyrus odoratus
Seed 1 packet - 15 seeds

£1.85

 
Mixed Sweet Pea

This mixture of sweet peas in pink, red, blue, mauve and maybe occasionally pale yellow (lathyrus chloranthus). Something of a Jamboree bag, but will no doubt produce some attractive plants and all will complement each other!

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Lathyrus odoratus 'Cupani' Lathyrus odoratus 'Cupani'
Sweet Pea 'Cupani'

Sorry - sold out!

Seeds of this delightful heirloom sweet pea was sent in 1699 by Father Cupani, a Franciscan monk from Sicily, to Dr Robert Uvedale, who resided in Enfield, Middlesex. All our modern sweet peas are descended from these seeds. The flowers, which have dark blue standards and purple wings, are produced…

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Lathyrus sativus var. albus Lathyrus sativus var. albus
Seed 1 packet - 6 seeds
Limited stock
£2.25

 
Indian Vetch, Chickling Pea, Grass Pea (White)

New - rare!

A variant of the blue chickling pea. the centres of the small, white flowers are sometimes flushed with sky-blue and pink (see inset). A small plant by sweet pea standards, it looks lovely tumbling out of hanging baskets. I usually cut the plants back to within a few inches of…

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Lathyrus sativus var. azureus Lathyrus sativus var. azureus
Seed 1 packet - 6 seeds

£1.85

 
Indian Vetch, Chickling Pea, Grass Pea

Lovely in hanging baskets!

My favourite sweet pea, despite the fact that is has no scent. Rumoured to originate from seeds found in Tutankhamun's tomb, the small flowers are a delicate clear sky-blue, with pink centres. A small plant by sweet pea standards, it looks lovely tumbling out of hanging baskets. I usually cut…

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Lavandula angustifolia Lavandula angustifolia
Seed 1 packet

£1.85

 
English Lavender

Although lavender seed will not come true, but will produce plants with some variation in colour and form, unless you plan to make a formal feature in your garden this can be a plus... a mass planting of lavender grown from seed, with colours ranging from light mauve to deep…

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Lavandula stoechas Lavandula stoechas
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx.

£1.85

 
French lavender

New!

The true French lavender. Heads of tiny fragrant purple flowers topped by rosy-purple tracts in late spring and summer. Very aromatic.

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Leucanthemella serotina Leucanthemella serotina
Autumn Ox Eye, High Daisy, Giant Daisy

Sorry - sold out

Masses of white daisy flowers about 2 inches across top this tall plant, which is more delicate than the related Leucanthemum superbum. The stems are taller and less lax, seldom needing support. Much recommended, both for the back of the border and as a cut flower.

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Leucanthemum  x superbum Leucanthemum x superbum
Seed 1 packet

£1.85

 
Shasta Daisy

Welcome colour at the back end of the year - masses of white daisies 3-4in across in late summer/early autumn, held on tall stems clothed in small, rather shiny, toothed dark-green leaves. Perfect for the back of the border. The stems can be rather lax, so light support is recommended,…

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Leycesteria crocothyrsos Leycesteria crocothyrsos
Seed 20 seeds

£1.85

 
Golden Himalayan Honeysuckle, Yellow Pheasant Berry

New variety - unusual!

Like the standard pheasant berry, Leycesteria formosa, Golden Himalayan Honeysuckle has bamboo-like stems and bronzed foliage, but the clusters of flowers of this shrub are a stunning, deep golden-yellow. A most attractive hardy shrub.

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Leycesteria formosa Leycesteria formosa
Seed 1 packet

£1.85

 
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)

£3.75

 
Pheasant Berry

The stems of this most unusual-looking plant resemble bamboo and are a feature in the winter garden. However, they should be cut back hard in spring to encourage new, bushy growth. The flowers are small, appearing as nodding bunches surrounded by dark maroon, bracts, followed by reddish-brown berries which are…

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Linaria purpurea Linaria purpurea
Seed 1 packet

£1.75

 
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 grandiflorum var. rubrum Linum grandiflorum var. rubrum
Seed 1 packet

£1.75

 
Plant 3 x jumbo plug plants
Delivery mid-June
£3.75

 
Scarlet flax

New... spectacular!

Like the more familiar blue and white variety, Linum usitatissimum, Scarlet flax produces a profusion of small flowers with a satiny finish, but - as is obvious from the name - they are a rich red. A very worthwhile annual to grow.

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Linum narbonense Linum narbonense
Plant 1 x plant (9cm pot)
Limited stock
£3.75

 
Perennial flax

This charming 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 nuisance…

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Linum  usitatissimum Linum usitatissimum
Seed 1 packet

£1.75

 
Common Flax, Linseed

The delicate flowers of this dainty plant are sky-blue or white, on fine, grey-blue foliage - a delight to see en masse! Ours appeared from nowhere in my hot bed (flax is grown in the fields nearby, so the seeds were, no doubt, brought in by birds). Despite the fact…

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Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple' Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple'
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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Lunaria annua Lunaria annua
Seed 1 packet

£1.75

 
Honesty, Money Plant

An old cottage garden favourite, 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 light up darkish corners, although…

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Lupinus polyphyllus Lupinus polyphyllus
Seed 1 packet - 30 seeds approx

£1.75

 
Lupin - mixed

A popular cottage garden plant, the lupin produces tall spikes of bi-coloured flowers in late spring/early summer.

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Lychnis cognata Lychnis cognata
Seed 1 packet - 50 seeds approx.

£2.75

 
Orange Catchfly

Currently unavailable

This unique plant, which originates from Asia, is a delight! Rarely will you find such a brightly-coloured shade-loving plant. It produces a succession of vivid, tangerine blooms, about 4cm across, throughout the summer, followed by attractive seedpods. The foliage is light-green in colour, which further serves to brighten up shady…

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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!
 Geranium 'Bill Wallis'
Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis'
 Coreopsis 'Seashells'
Coreopsis Seashells Red
 Hibiscus Trionum
Hibiscus Trionum