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 varieties with large, edible seeds please visit our Seed Crop, Grain & Pseudocereal Seeds page.

Beneficial Flower Seeds

African Marigold 'Crackerjack'

African Marigold 'Crackerjack'

Crackerjack is an African Marigold variety that produces masses of large, double flowers in various shades of orange and yellow. Annual growing to about half a metre tall. Approximately 100 seeds per packet.

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Alyssum 'Benthamii'

Alyssum 'Benthamii'

Benthamii is a subspecies of alyssum that is larger, more vigorous and easier to grow than other varieties. Produces masses of white, sweetly scented flowers that are a favourite source of pollen and nectar for native stingless bees. One of the best plants for attracting beneficial insect pollinators to your garden. Annual. 1300 seeds per...

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Alyssum 'Royal Carpet'

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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Borage 'White Flowered'

Borage 'White Flowered'

Rare white-flowered variety of borage. Attracts insect pollinators and can be used in the same way as regular borage. Flowers slightly later than blue-flowered borage. 11-13 weeks to flowering. 20 seeds per packet.

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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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Californian Poppy

Californian Poppy

Californian Poppy is an annual ornamental poppy with masses of upright single flowers in various shades of golden-yellow held above contrasting silvery fern-like foliage below. Forms a mound to about 40cm tall. Grows well in warmer climates. Easy to grow and drought tolerant once established. 170 seeds per packet.

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Californian Poppy 'Mission Bells'

Mission Bells is a mix of annual Californian poppy varieties that produce single or doubled flowers in single or two-toned red, pink, orange, yellow and creme colours. Flowers have wavy edges and are held above the foliage. Rich source of pollen, a favourite of bees. 170 seeds per packet.

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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 that is famed for its drug-like effect on felines. Perennial. 4 to 5 months to flowering. 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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Celosia 'Forest Fire'

Celosia 'Forest Fire'

Forest Fire Celosia is an annual that produces upright plumes of burgundy-coloured feathery flower bracts that resemble a forest ablaze. The foliage turns an attractive purple as it ages. Grows to about 80cm tall. 11-13 weeks to flowering. 350 seeds per packet.

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Chamomile

Chamomile 'German'

German Chamomile is a dainty annual plant that produces masses of small white daisy flowers with a yellow centre. The flowers can be dried for making chamomile tea. Each packet contains approximately 1000 tiny seeds.

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Chamomile 'Roman'

Chamomile 'Roman'

Roman Chamomile is a perennial, flowering, ground-covering herb. It can be used as an alternative to lawn in small areas and even mowed with a lawnmower which will keep its growth compact. Doesn't tolerate heavy foot traffic. 4-8 months until flowering. Approximately 1000 tiny seeds per packet.

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Cleome 'Fountain Mix'

Cleome 'Fountain Mix'

Cleome or spider flower is an easy to grow annual flower reaching about 1.5m tall. Grows well in warmer climates. Cleome flowers are scented which helps to attract insect pollinators to the garden. Fountain is a mix of pink, purple, cherry and white flowered cleome varieties. 180 seeds per packet.

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Cosmos 'Sensation Mix'

Cosmos 'Sensation Mix'

Sensation is a mix of annual cosmos varieties with pink, purple, burgundy and white flowers. Early blooming varieties. Fern-like foliage. Grows to 1m tall. 12-14 weeks to flowering. 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 filled bolls during Summer and Autumn. Can be picked, de-seeded and used as cotton balls or just grown as an interesting flowering shrub. 8-9 months to harvest. 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. 120 seeds per packet.

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Flower Amaranth 'Love Lies Bleeding'

Flower Amaranth 'Love Lies Bleeding'

Love Lies Bleeding is an ornamental variety of amaranth that produces long, drooping trails of burgundy-red coloured flowers. Annual growing to about 1m tall. Approximately 300 seeds per packet.

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Forget Me Not 'Chinese Firmament Blue'

Forget Me Not 'Chinese Firmament Blue'

Chinese firmament blue is a hardy forget me not variety that produces masses of dainty blue flowers held above compact, elongated, greyish-green foliage. Attracts insects pollinators such as bees to the garden. Can be used in flower arrangements. Annual. 10-12 weeks to flowering. Approx 155 seeds per packet.

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Four O'Clocks 'Tall Mix'

Four O'Clocks 'Tall Mix'

Four O'Clocks are a large perennial plant with fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers. The flower buds open in the afternoon, with each flower only lasting a single night, and then close the following morning. Mix of tall growing, different coloured varieties. 25 seeds per packet.

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Foxglove 'Excelsior Mix'

Foxglove 'Excelsior Mix'

Excelsior is a mix of foxglove varieties with pink, purple, mauve and white coloured flowers. Produces dense, fully-formed flowering spikes held upright on plants growing to about 1m tall. Foxglove is a biennial, but will often flower in its first year. Approximately 1500 tiny 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 'Lorenziana Mix'

Gaillardia 'Lorenziana Mix'

Lorenziana is a heritage mix of gaillardia varieties that produce frilly, doubled flowers in single or two-toned red, yellow, orange and white colours. Long flowering and tolerant of high Summer heats. 150 seeds per packet.

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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 Market Garden'

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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Hollyhock 'Chaters Double Mix'

Hollyhock 'Chaters Double Mix'

Hollyhock 'Chaters Double Mix' is an upright biennial flowering plant growing to about 160cm tall. This mix includes rose-like double flowered varieties in purple, pink, red, apricot, yellow and white. 40 seeds per packet.

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Hollyhock 'Summer Carnival Mix'

Hollyhock 'Summer Carnival Mix'

Summer Carnival is a mix of double-flowered hollyhock varieties in pink, salmon, white, yellow, red and burgundy colours. Hollyhocks are a classic feature plant for cottage gardens. Biennial growing to 2m tall. 40 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. 200 seeds per packet.

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Impatiens 'Camellia Flowered Mix'

Impatiens 'Camellia Flowered Mix'

Impatiens 'Camellia Flowered Mix' is an annual growing to 50cm tall. Mixed double camellia-like flowers in a wide range of colours including purples, pinks, peach and white, some with bi-coloured petals. 50 seeds per packet.

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Linaria 'Fairy Bouquet'

Linaria 'Fairy Bouquet Mix'

Linaria 'Fairy Bouquet' is a compact annual flowering plant growing to 20cm tall with miniature snapdragon-like flowers in cream, apricot, yellow, mauve and purple colours. Ideal for planting in rockeries and pots. 1600 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. Large, soft, hairy leaves that have been used by hikers as toilet paper. Many traditional medicinal uses, although the leaves contain toxins so care should be taken. 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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Nemophila 'Baby Blue Eyes'

Nemophila 'Baby Blue Eyes'

Nemophila 'Baby Blue Eyes' is a compact annual flowering plant growing to 15cm tall with dainty blue and white flowers. Ideal for planting in rockeries or in pots. Drought tolerant once established. 13 to 16 weeks to flowering. 400 seeds per packet.

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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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Phacelia

Phacelia

Phacelia is an annual flowering plant that produces masses of scented purple flowers. The flowers attract pollinators including bees to the garden as well as the nectar-feeding adults of insect predators such as hoverflies and lacewings. 10-13 weeks to flowering. 360 seeds per packet.

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Poppy 'Flanders'

Poppy 'Flanders'

Flanders Poppy is the classic black and red poppy variety used since the first world war to commemorate fallen soldiers. Grows about half a metre tall. Annual. Approximately 2300 seeds per packet.

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Poppy 'Shirley Single Mix'

Shirley Single Mix is an annual common poppy variety that produces single or two-toned flowers in red, rose, pink, salmon and white colours. Flowers have wavy edges and are held high above foliage. Pollen source for bees. Approx 2300 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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Rudbeckia 'Marmalade'

Rudbeckia 'Marmalade'

Rudbeckia 'Marmalade' is an annual that produces masses of long-lasting yellow coneflowers with dark centres. Grows to about 60cm tall with a bushy habit. Attractive to butterflies. Can be grown in large pots. 300 seeds per packet.

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Salvia 'Blaze Of Fire'

Salvia 'Blaze Of Fire'

Salvia 'Blaze Of Fire' is a perennial flowering plant growing to 40cm tall. Produces long, upright spikes of crimson red flowers. Bee attracting. 50 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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Shasta Daisy

Shasta Daisy

Shasta Daisy is a perennial flowering plant growing to 70cm tall. Produces lots of showy white daisy flowers with a yellow centre. The flowers are long lasting with sturdy stems making them suitable for use in cut flower arrangements. Drought hardy once established. 250 seeds per packet.

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Snapdragon 'Tom Thumb Mix'

Tom Thumb is a mix of dwarf snapdragon varieties suitable for planting in cottage garden borders. Sweetly scented flowers that help to attract beneficial insects to the garden. Flowers in white, apricot, cream, salmon, pink and red colours. Best grown as an annual. Approx 2000 seeds per packet.

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Stock 'Virginian Mix'

Stock is an easy to grow annual flowering plant that produces masses of tiny, sweetly scented blooms which help to attract beneficial insect pollinators to the garden. Dwarf growth habit to 30cm tall makes it an ideal border plant in rockeries. Virginian mix produces flowers in shades of pink, purple and white. Approx 1200 seeds per packet.

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Sunflower 'Evening Sun'

Sunflower 'Evening Sun'

Evening Sun is an ornamental mix of sunflowers in orange, red, bronze, pink and yellow colours with dark centres. Multiple flower heads per plant. The seeds are too small to be eaten but the flowers attract insect pollinators and make an excellent cut flower. 50 seeds per packet.

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Sweet Pea 'Multiflora Colorama'

Sweet Pea 'Multiflora Colorama'

Mix of sweet pea varieties with purple, mauve, blue, pink, burgundy, red and white flowers. Plant along fences for a colourful display. Not edible, pods are mildly poisonous. Annual. 25 seeds per packet.

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Sweet Pea 'Painted Lady'

Sweet Pea 'Painted Lady'

Sweet Pea 'Painted Lady' is an annual climbing ornamental pea with bi-coloured pink and white flowers. Strongly scented, long lasting flowers. Mildly poisonous so should not be eaten. 25 seeds per packet.

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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. The clove scented flowers attract bees and butterflies. This variety is dwarf, perfect for rockeries and cottage gardens and small enough for containers. Biennial, sometimes perennial. Quick to grow flowering in 9-10 weeks. 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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Viola 'Johnny Jump Up'

Viola 'Johnny Jump Up'

Also known as Heartsease, Johnny Jump Up Violas make a colourful addition to any cottage garden producing masses of cute purple, yellow and white tri-coloured flowers. The flowers are edible and have a mild Wintergreen flavour. 400 seeds per packet.

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Wallflower 'Single Mix'

Wallflowers are a biennial flower that grows about 40cm tall and produces masses of sweetly scented, bee attracting flowers. Mix of single-flowered varieties in white, cream, yellow, apricot, pink, purple, red and burgundy colours. 320 seeds per packet.

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Zinnia 'Lilliput Mix'

Zinnia 'Lilliput Mix'

Lilliput is a heritage mix of annual zinnia varieties that produce dainty, rounded, button-shaped flowers in purple, pink, red, orange, yellow and white colours. This variety grows about 60cm tall. 150 seeds per packet.

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Zinnia 'Peppermint Stick'

Zinnia 'Peppermint Stick'

Peppermint Stick Zinnia is a large annual variety growing to 70cm tall. Mixed pastel-coloured flowers with red-streaked petals giving a stripey, candy cane like appearance. Approximately 150 seeds per packet.

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