A collection of our most familiar native varieties, when seen in drifts adorning roadside and meadows, they are spectacular. Modern intensive agriculture is to blame for many of our familiar native species being in decline - reverse the trend with this lovely collection!
Each of these seed packets are individually listed. For the full details of each plant, please click on the name of the plant.
Centaurea cyanus- 'Cornflower'
Centaurea cyanus, the blue cornflower is a slender plant of great charm. The upper half of the plant is multi-stemmed, producing many flowers. Its rich shades of blue are much sought after, for both garden decoration and flower arrangements.
Leucanthemum vulgare 'Ox-eye Daisy'
The Ox-eye Daisy is one of the most familiar of all summer flowers. They can be planted at almost any time of year, though care should be taken to keep new planting well watered in summer.
When seen naturalised in drifts in a sunny wildflower meadow, adorning roadside and meadows or even in a little corner of the garden they are spectacular.
Glebionis segetum ‘Corn Marigold’
With brilliant golden-yellow flowers surely make this one of the loveliest wild flowers for the garden. The Corn Marigold is at its most impressive when in a meadow setting and as a border plant with other annual cornfield ... or perhaps, regrettably, we must now say 'ex-cornfield' flowers.
Lychnis flos cuculi- 'Ragged Robin'
Ragged robin is found growing naturally in damp meadows and woods in Europe, It has the typical, flat flower-heads of Lychnis. They may vary from purplish pink to white and are star-shaped, with deeply cut petals. This is an understated, hardy perennial that you may like to grow in a wild patch in the garden. A wonderful plant for the wildflower or wildlife garden or for the drier edges of the bog garden.
Agrostemma githago - 'Corncockle'
An attractive cornfield plant with pale purple flowers that grow on single stalks, and long pointed leaves that grow opposite each other.
Corncockle makes a great wildflower or cottage garden selection growing to a height, bears large, soft pink flowers in the summer. A fast growing plant with lance-shaped leaves that, if in a garden situation, without long grasses to give support, you may wish to support with stakes.
Digitalis purpurea - 'Native Foxglove'
This lovely native European woodland plant is a beauty to add to any garden and a popular biennial for shaded places. Plants form rosettes of lance shaped leaves, the second year the rosette begins to shoot skyward with beautiful large spikes and drooping bell shaped blooms that are spotted inside.
Digitalis are handsome and easy to grow, they look spectacular at the back of a border and the blooms are extremely attractive to bees
Papaver rhoeas - 'Corn/Field/Flanders Poppy':
Papaver rhoeas self-sows readily and is a good choice for naturalising in a meadow garden. Single, red, cup-shaped flowers have a black blotch in the centre. It is the classic poppy bloom: a native species in the UK, poppies paint a new road verge or embankment a brilliant hue in their first year.
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Common Name Seven Packs of our most familiar native species