Natives / Wildflowers
Papaver rhoeas, Corn PoppyCorn Poppy, Flanders Poppy, Field Poppy, Wildflower
Starting at: €1.75
With its brilliant scarlet flowers, this native wild flower needs no introduction. Single, red, cup-shaped flowers usually with a black blotch at the base of the petals. It is the classic poppy bloom that paint a road verge or embankment a brilliant hue in their first year.
Papaver rhoeas, OrganicCorn Poppy, Flanders Poppy, Field Poppy, Wildflower€2.75With its brilliant scarlet flowers, this native wild flower needs no introduction. Papaver rhoeas offer a profusion of flowers and are a good choice for naturalising in a meadow garden or anywhere for a splash of colour. Organic Seed.
Pennyroyal, Mentha pulegiumPudding Grass, Pulegium
Wildflower of Britain and Ireland, Ancient Crop€1.45
Pennyroyal is a cottage garden plant of old. This highly aromatic herb has a strong peppermint scent to its dark green leaves, even more so than other mints.With attractive whorls of lilac-blue flowers, it can be used to carpet a shady corner or make a 'lawn' smelling deliciously of peppermint.
Polemonium caeruleum albumWhite Jacob’s Ladder, Greek Valerian
Wildflower of Britain and Ireland€2.10
The white form of the lovely Jacobs Ladder, named after the slender, fresh green leaflets arranged like the rungs of a ladder. Blooming in late spring to early summer, the bright foliage and white flowers will brighten shady locations. Both the flowers and the attractive ferny foliage are excellent for cutting.
Polygonatum multiflorum 'Solomon's Seal'Common Solomon's Seal
Wildflower of Britain and Ireland€2.95Polygonatum multiflorum is a long cultivated pan-European perennial. Alternate bright green leaves are held upright like the wings of a bird on the upstroke of flight. Tubular white flowers, edged with tiny lime-green petals spring from their axils in spring.
Prunella vulgaris 'Self-heal'Wildflower of Britiain and Ireland€1.75
Prunella vulgaris is an interesting and quite beautiful little wildflower plant. The plants produce pretty blue-violet flowers in summer, the flowers freely produce nectar and are highly attractive to bees. If you’re looking for something to add to a meadow garden, or something for those shady areas this is the plant for you.
Pulsatilla vulgarisPasque Flower, Windflower, Meadow Anemone€2.50
Pulsatilla vulgaris is now a very rare native species, the genus includes some of the loveliest of all flowering plants. In early spring, woolly, flower buds first appear, their silky foliage is deeply divided and covered with soft silvery hairs. The violet-purple flowers often opening while still under snow cover. These plants are always a delight.
Rosa caninaShrub Rose, Dog Rose
Wildflower of Britain and Ireland€2.20
The wild rose bursts with lightly scented, usually flesh pink flowers (though they can be pinker or whitish) in summer. They are followed by a terrific show of bright red hips, they can be used to make jam, jelly, syrup, marmalade and wine. Delicious and an excellent natural source of vitamin C.
Sanguisorba officinalisGreater Burnet, Di-Yu
Ancient Herb, WIldflower of Britain and Ireland€2.00
Sanguisorba officinalis is a native of Europe and an old-world herb that is currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity thanks to the revival of interest in perennial gardens and naturalised form of planting. Perfect for natural style planting schemes, it looks right at home in a swaying sea of grasses.
Scabiosa columbaria 'Dove Pincushion'Small Scabious, Dove scabious
Wildflower of Britain and Ireland€2.35
Scabiosa columbaria produces a mass of lilac-blue flowers. It was the original native plant material from which many award winning garden cultivars have been bred. Perhaps because this is one native that looks equally at home in a garden border or wildflower meadow.
St. John's Wort, Hypericum perforatumWildflower of Britain and Ireland€1.65
St. John's Wort, Hypericum perforatum is native to Europe and Asia and has a long history of herbal use. The most notable feature is the presence of wide bright yellow flowers. The flowers consist of five petals surrounding a dense tuft of protruding yellow stamens that resemble an old fashioned shaving brush.
Sweet Cicely, Myrrhis odorataGarden Myrh, Anise€2.35
Sweet Cicely is an attractive plant that is a striking component of herb gardens and hedgerows. Growing to around 90cm, umbels of tiny white flowers appear from spring to early summer. Formerly a widely cultivated culinary herb, the fern-like leaves are deeply divided and smell of aniseed when crushed.
Trollius europaeusGlobeflower, Wildflower of Britain and Ireland€2.45
Trollius europaeus is a beautiful native wild flower of Europe and Western Asia. Found in damp ground in shady areas, it is a most attractive plant with dark green, deeply cut leaves and bears flowers, best described as egg-yolk yellow in colour.
Ulex europaeusGorse, Whin, Furze, Prickly Broom.
Wildflower of Britain and Ireland€2.35
Gorse are usually associated with western Britain and Ireland. At its best in spring, it blooms with an explosion of yellow, the flowers have a distinctive strong coconut scent. Gorse bears some flowers year round, hence the old country phrase: “When gorse is out of blossom, kissing is out of fashion”.
Valeriana officinalisValerian, Wildflower of Britain and Ireland€2.25
Valeriana officinalis is a graceful wildflower that is native to Europe and Western Asia. The tall, branched flower stalks are held atop a low mound of foliage, the densely clustered flowers are sweetly scented and usually white with a hint of pink.
Verbascum nigrumDark Mullein€2.25
Verbascum nigrum is one of the most reliable and long-flowering verbascum, it is also one of the truly perennial species. This European native bloom profusely with masses of golden-yellow flowers. First thing in the morning, the flowers are alive with bees getting on with their day’s work. Take time to stand and admire them for a few minutes. They will pay you no heed, they’re far too busy.
Viola odorata 'Queen Charlotte'Sweet Violet, Florist's Violet€2.45
Introduced in Germany in 1900, 'Konigin Charlotte' are famously grown for their perfume. The violet coloured flowers are extremely fragrant, This cultivar is unique in that its flowers turn upward making them viewer friendly. It is also one of the longest flowering violets with scented flowers.
Viola odorata 'Reine de Neiges'Sweet Violet. 'Snow Queen'
Also marketed as 'Scheekonigin' and 'Eismeer'.€2.75
Cultivated in Switzerland in 2004 from the famous 'Queen Charlotte', One would think that 'Reine de Neiges', or 'Snow Queen' would be a white bloomer. The flowers are almost white, a clear crisp ice-blue. Long blooming and upward facing, their fragrance is intense.