Beneficial Flower Seeds

Beneficial flowers make great additions to the home vegetable patch.  Beneficial flowers help to attract insect pollinators which can help the flowers of vegetables such as tomatoes to set fruit, they also help to attract beneficial predatory insects to the garden and/or repel insect pests.  For Sunflower seeds please visit our Seed Crop, Grain & Pseudocereal Seeds page.

Beneficial Flower Seeds

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Alyssum 'Royal Carpet'

Royal Carpet is a purple-flowered Sweet Alyssum variety growing to about 15cm tall. A favourite nectar source for adult hoverflies and caterpillar-parasitic Trichogramma wasps. Annual. 9-10 weeks to flowering. Approximately 650 seeds per packet.

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Borage

Borage

Borage is an annual flowering herb with large, blue, star-shaped flowers that attract bees and other insect pollinators to the garden. The flowers can also be eaten as a garnish. Borage makes a great companion plant for most vegetables and fruit trees. 8-10 weeks to flowering. Each packet contains 40 seeds.

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calendula

Calendula 'Pacific Beauty'

Calendula has large, bright orange daisy flowers and many medicinal usages. Each packet contains 35 seeds.

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Mixed Canna Lily Seed

Canna Lily 'Mixed'

Mixed Canna Lily seed, common garden and park varieties. Each packet contains 20 seeds.

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Catnip

Catnip

Catnip is a spreading flowering herbaceous plant in the same family as mint, famed for it's drug-like effect on felines. Each packet contains approximately 250 seeds.

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Catnip 'Lemon'

Lemon Catnip is a perennial herb with silver-tinged foliage and a fresh minty, lemon-scented aroma. This variety won't attract felines like regular catnip as cats don't generally like citrus scents. Pale pink to white flowers that attract butterflies. 250 seeds per packet.

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Chamomile

Chamomile

German Chamomile flowers can be dried to make chamomile tea. Each packet contains approximately 250 seeds.

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Cosmos 'Sensation Mix'

Cosmos 'Sensation Mix'

Sensation is a mix of Cosmos with pink, burgundy and white flowers. Early blooming varieties. Plants to 1m tall. 70 seeds per packet.

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Cotton 'Perennial White'

Cotton 'Perennial White'

Perennial variety of cotton. Produces pink-tinged flowers followed by fluffy white cotton bolls during Summer and Autumn. Can be picked, de-seeded and used as cotton balls or just grown as an interesting flowering shrub. 18 seeds per packet.

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Echinacea 'Purpurea'

Echinacea 'Purpurea'

Echinacea 'Purpurea' is a purple coneflower used in traditional medicine to treat colds, flu and other ailments. Planting Echinacea also helps to attract beneficial insects to your garden. 3-4 months to flowering. Each packet contains about 50 seeds.

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English Lavender

English Lavender

English or True Lavender is a scented perennial shrub growing to 2m tall and producing masses of mauve flowers. Dried flowers can be used as a culinary herb and are often added to herbes de Provence mixes. Flowers attract bees and hoverflies. Scent repels moths. 14-20 months to flowering. 150 seeds per packet.

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Marigold flowers

French Marigold

This is a lovely variety of French Marigold which grows to about half a metre tall before producing masses of small flowers with mixed orange and red petals. Grows for several months before it begins to flower. Each packet contains 100 seeds.

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Gaillardia 'Single Mix'

Gaillardia 'Single Mix'

Gaillardia are a perennial that produces large, multi-toned daisy flowers. Single petaled mix in cream, yellow, orange, red and burgundy colours. 150 seeds per packet.

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Gypsophila 'Convent Garden Market'

Gypsophila or Baby's Breath is an annual that produces masses of white flowers on thin, branching stalks. Commonly used in flower arrangements and a great source of nectar for beneficial insects. Convent Garden Market is a variety with large, single white flowers. 9-12 weeks to flowering. Approximately 215 seeds per packet.

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Hyssop

Hyssop

Hyssop is a favourite nectar source for bees and can be planted around beehives for a rich and aromatic honey. Repels cabbage white butterflies, cabbage moth and slugs. The leaves of hyssop can also be used as a culinary herb in moderation, they have a bitter, intense mint flavour. 11-13 weeks to flowering. 250 seeds per packet.

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Meadowsweet

Meadowsweet

Meadowsweet is a perennial flowering herb that produces large upright clusters of white, fluffy flowers. The flowers are edible and taste like sweet nectar. Young leaves are also edible. Pre-cautions should be taken when consuming Meadowsweet as it contains Salicylates, also found in Aspirin. 80 seeds per packet.

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Mullein

Mullein

Mullein is a rosette forming biennial herb growing up to 2m tall with a central flower spike containing lots of bee-attracting yellow flowers. Leaves hairy. Many medicinal uses. 160 seeds per packet.

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A yellow flowered plant of Nasturtium 'Jewel Mix'

Nasturtium 'Jewel Mix'

Nasturtium 'Jewel Mix' produces a colourful medley of yellow, orange, creme, crimson and salmon flowers with one flower colour per plant. Bush type to 40cm tall. Each packet contains about 25 seeds.

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Nigella 'Miss Jekyll Blue'

Nigella 'Miss Jekyll Blue'

Miss Jekyll Blue is an ornamental flowering Nigella variety with vibrant blue flowers and green feathery foliage. This is an ornamental species different from the one grown for Nigella seeds used in cooking. 200 seeds per packet.

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Petunia 'Budget Mix'

Petunia 'Budget Mix'

Budget is a mix of Petunia varieties in a wide range of flower colours including white, pink, purple, red, yellow, blue as well as white stripe and star patterns. Approximately 900 seeds per packet.

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Portulaca 'Sunnybank Mix'

Portulaca 'Sunnybank Mix'

Sunnybank is a mix of double-flowered Portulaca grandiflora varieties in white, cream, yellow, orange, red, pink, purple and variegated flower colours. Drought-tolerant. Approximately 1000 seeds per packet.

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Schizanthus 'Angel Wings Mix'

Schizanthus 'Angel Wings Mix'

Angel Wings is a mix of multi-coloured Schizanthus varieties in red, pink, cream, purple and blue. These showy annual flowers known by the unfortunate name of Poor Man's Orchid really have to be seen to be believed. Great in containers. Approximately 250 seeds per pack.

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Sweet Rocket 'Mixed'

Sweet Rocket 'Mixed'

Sweet Rocket is an biennial flowering plant that grows to about 60cm tall and produces upright spikes full of sweetly-scented flowers. This mix contains pink, purple and white flowering varieties. Young leaves edible, similar to cress. 450 seeds per packet.

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Sweet William 'Wee Willie'

Sweet William 'Wee Willie'

Wee Willie is a mix of two-toned Sweet William flowers in whites, pinks and reds. 9-10 weeks to flowering. Approximately 200 seeds per packet.

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Valerian

Valerian

Valerian is a tall-growing perennial herb with pretty pink scented flowers. Attracts beneficial insects as well as earthworms. Has a similar effect to catnip for felines. Used as compost activator in bio-dynamics. Valerian has medicinal uses but is also toxic so care should be taken. Approximately 120 seeds per packet.

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