Grow your own flowers from seed

Cultivating a garden of flowers allows you to witness the miraculous transformation of tiny seeds into a kaleidoscope of colours and shapes.

Beyond the aesthetic joy they bring, flowers attract pollinators, supporting biodiversity and contributing to a healthier ecosystem. The act of nurturing flowers can be a therapeutic escape, providing a peaceful retreat from the demands of daily life.

Whether adorning your outdoor space or brightening your home, the presence of flowers has the power to uplift spirits and evoke positive emotions. From the meditative practice of gardening to the simple joy of gazing upon blooming petals, growing flowers is a fulfilling and life-enriching experience that connects you with the rhythms of nature, fostering a sense of peace and appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us.

Angelica - 26RS

Angelica - 26RS

Details  
Angelica archangelica is a biennial herb with medicinal properties. It is a member of the carrot family and prefers moist spots in the garden. It was used in Four Thieves vinegar during the plague and has a long history of use in Western herbal medicine, Traditional Chinese medicine and has a long Norse tradition. Its stems are candied and it is used to flavour food, in perfume, and as a digestive bitter. It has an affinity with the digestive system, women's hormone balance, immunity and it is considered a blood tonic and diuretic.


Botanical name   Angelica archangelica
Grower name   Rachael Stott
Date Of Seed Harvest   Jan 2024
Storage Info   seed in flower bag
Contains at least   40
Price per packet   $4.50
Anise Hyssop - 164NS

Anise Hyssop - 164NS

Details   Anise hyssop is a hardy perennial growing to nearly a meter, it is an attractive and aromatic plant that is great for attracting bees.
Botanical name   Agastache foeniculum
Contains at least   30
Date Of Seed Harvest   Jan 2020
Grower name   Nev and Sue Sinclair
Storage Info   Seed frozen stored
Price per packet   $4.50
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Apple of Peru - 107RG

Apple of Peru - 107RG

Details   Believed to be native to Peru this plant can grow into a huge plant, from 90 - 250 cm high, with leaves sometimes greater than 30 cm in length. It is an annual. The fruit of the shoofly plant are poisonous, as are the leaves. Grown by gardeners as they are thought to repel white fly. Seed needs stratification either kept in the fridge for two months or sown in autumn where they will germinate in spring, but young seedlings need care against frost damaged.
Botanical name   Nicandra physalodes
Grower name   Rick Ginders
Date Of Seed Harvest   Feb 2022
Storage Info   Seed frozen stored
Contains at least   40 seeds
Price per packet   $4.50

Aquilegia - double pink columbine - 26RS

Details   Also known as granny's bonnet this hardy perennial is an easy care wildflower that in enjoyed by the bees. Thrives in sun or partial shade and grows in any reasonable garden soil, but doesn't like extremes of wet or dry. A hardy herbaceous perennial with thick rhizomes that suits being a woodland and or meadow plant.
Botanical name   Aquilegia vulgaris
Grower name   Rachael Stott
Contains at least   50
Price per packet   $4.50
Aquilegia - Mixed colours - 56SPH

Aquilegia - Mixed colours - 56SPH

Details   Granny bonnet or Columbine
Popular perennial in the cottage garden, sending out large clusters of flowers between spring bulbs and summer perennials. A great cut flower, that self-sows easily. Ideal for attracting beneficial insects to the garden. Great space filler. Cold stratification needed for germination – seeds germinate easily. Seed pods contain alot of seeds.
This selection of seeds include a mixture of red and yellow, pink and yellow, dark and light purples, whites, pinks, dark red, purple and whites.
Contains at least   50
Date Of Seed Harvest   Nov 2023
Grower name   Sara Pepers-Hilltrop
Price per packet   $4.50
Baim of gilead - 200SPH

Baim of gilead - 200SPH

Details   Grows to around 1.5m tall and smells strongly of citronella and balsam. Can be made into a tea, Also grown for potpourri. Needs to be grown in sheltered location away from heavy frost, but should handle light frosts. Seed best sown late spring
Botanical name   Cedronella canariensis
Grower name   Sara Pepers-Hilltrop
Date Of Seed Harvest   Jan 2024
Contains at least   50
Price per packet   $4.50

Balm of Gilead - 95-SPH

Details   Balm of Gilead is a shrubby evergreen perennial from America growing to 1.5m with compound leaves consisting of 3 leaflets. Prefers moist well-drained soil in semi-shade or full sun. The leaves can be used in a tea named The de Canaries which is very aromatic with a balsam type smell. Very strong scent and very attractive to bees. Could be used as hedging or as a part of a hedgerow. I use it as greenery mulch and chop/drop it twice yearly.
Botanical name   Cedronella canariensis
Grower name   Sara Pepers-Hilltrop
Date Of Seed Harvest   Dec 2023
Contains at least   50
Price per packet   $4.50
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Briza media - 51RS

Briza media - 51RS

Details   Known also as quaky grass, Cow Quake, Didder, Dithering Grass, Dodder Grass, Doddering Dillies, Doddle Grass, Earthquakes, Jiggle Joggles, Jockey Grass, Lady's Hair, Maidenhair Grass, Pearl Grass, Quakers, Quakers and Shakers, Shaking Grass, Tottergrass, Wag Wantons.
Briza media is a rhizomatous, creeping, warm-season ornamental grass with a clump of erect narrow green leaves, typically growing up to around 40cm tall.
Sow seed pretty much year round in warmer areas, spring to autumn in colder soils.
Botanical name   Briza media L.
Grower name   Rachael Stott
Date Of Seed Harvest   Jan 2024
Contains at least   40
Price per packet   $4.50
Calenduleae - orange - 41RS

Calenduleae - orange - 41RS

Details   Also known as African daisy, South African daisy and Cape daisy, it comes in a range of different colours. Plants prefer a warm and sunny position and rich soil, although they can  tolerate poorer soils as well as drought.
Botanical name   Dimorphotheca Ecklonis
Grower name   Rachael Stott
Date Of Seed Harvest   Jan 2024
Storage Info   seed in flower bag
Contains at least   30
Price per packet   $4.50
Calenduleae - Yellow - 41RW

Calenduleae - Yellow - 41RW

Details  

Also known as African daisy, South African daisy and Cape daisy, it comes in a range of different colours. Plants prefer a warm and sunny position and rich soil, although they can  tolerate poorer soils as well as drought.

Botanical name   Dimorphotheca Ecklonis
Contains at least   30
Grower name   Richard-Paul
Price per packet   $4.50
Candytuft - 270RS

Candytuft - 270RS

Details   Candytuft care involves planting in well draining, alkaline soil in a sunny location as the candytuft plant wont grow in shade or overly damp soil. Acidic soil may need amendments such as lime to produce the candytuft plant. Growing candytuft is worth the effort as the delicate flowers appear in early spring through summer, often reblooming in autumn
Botanical name   Iberis sempervirens
Grower name   Rachael Stott
Date Of Seed Harvest   April 2023
Contains at least   30
Price per packet   $4.50
columbine - pink double - 26RS

columbine - pink double - 26RS

Details   Double pink Granny's bonnets are an old fashioned delight in the spring garden. The bumble bees love them and they come up year after year. Best sown in spring but will self sow readily once established .
Grower name   Rachael Stott
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2024
Contains at least   50
Price per packet   $4.50

cornflower - blue - 268RS

Details   Bee pollinators love it so it's great for borders of the vege garden. Flowers all summer long.
 
Botanical name   Centaurea cyanus
Grower name   Rachael Stott
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Storage Info   Seed stock refreshed yearly
Contains at least   40
Price per packet   $4.50
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cosmos white - 272CMK

cosmos white - 272CMK

Details   Cosmos are an annual, the flower is daisy like in appearance, they like it in full sun and not fussy as far as soil type goes. Easy to grow from seed flower from summer to late autumn. Can reach to 6 foot and are a good cut flower.
Botanical name   Cosmos bipinnatus
Contains at least   40
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Grower name   Carla McKnight
Price per packet   $4.50
Edible Chrysanthemum - 90RG

Edible Chrysanthemum - 90RG

Details   All chrysanthemum flowers are edible, but the flavour varies widely from plant to plant, from sweet to tangy to bitter or peppery. It may take some experimentation to find flavours you like. The mild flavour lends itself well to stir-fries, added to salads also
Botanical name   Chrysanthemum coronarium
Grower name   Rick Ginders
Storage Info   Seed frozen stored
Contains at least   approx 30
Price per packet   $4.50
Elecampane - 59SPH

Elecampane - 59SPH

Details   Elacanpagne contains a large amount of prebiotic soluble fiber inulin, which supports a healthy intestinal tract, studies suggest inulin modifies the microbe balance and function in the gut.
Elecampane grows best in part shade but will tolerate full sun in soils that are well drained. The plants can tolerate a range of soil types, from sand to clay, moist, semi fertile loam are ideal.
If sowing seed in the garden, plant them after all danger of frost has passed.
Botanical name   Inula helenium
Grower name   Sara Pepers-Hilltrop
Date Of Seed Harvest   Jan 2024
Storage Info   seed in herb bag
Contains at least   50
Price per packet   $4.50
Globe Artichoke - 89RG

Globe Artichoke - 89RG

Details   The immature flower is eaten as a vegetable. The medicinal properties of Globe Artichoke have been known for many years. The leaves were very popular between the 16th and 19th centuries when they were used to stimulate bile flow and for a variety of digestive disorders.
Botanical name   Cynara scolymus
Contains at least   20
Date Of Seed Harvest   Feb 2020
Grower name   Rick Ginders
Storage Info   frozen stored
Price per packet   $4.50
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Golden Rod - 25RS

Golden Rod - 25RS

Details   Goldenrod are tall and slim with fluffy golden flower spikes in various shades of yellow. They're attractive when in bloom in the late summer to autumn and are a valuable food source for pollinators, particularly the Monarch butterfly.
Contains at least   50 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Grower name   Rachael Stott
Storage Info   Seed stock refreshed yearly
Price per packet   $4.50

Hollyhock - Mixed colours - 248CMK

Details   Prominent Stems of brightly coloured double blooms flowering from late spring through summer. Can grow up to 2 metres high. Makes a lovely border plant. The seeds, roots, stem, leaf and flower can be used medicinally.
Botanical name   Alcea Rosea
Contains at least   30 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Grower name   Sara Pepers-Hilltrop
Storage Info   Seed stock refreshed yearly
Price per packet   $4.50
Lambs Ear - 244SPH

Lambs Ear - 244SPH

Details   Lambs Ear produces tall purple spikes of flowers during spring to summer and has soft grey coloured leaves. Avoid planting in damp soils or during periods of high rainfall, allow the soil to dry out in between deep socking watering
Botanical name   Stachys byzantina
Date Of Seed Harvest   Feb 2024
Contains at least   50
Price per packet   $4.50
Larkspur - 41RS

Larkspur - 41RS

Details   The seeds need to go through a cold period before they'll be able to germinate so place in the fridge for 6 weeks before being sown. Larksur likes a free draining soil but don’t do well in dry and hot conditions, Can be prone to root rot in wet ground.
Botanical name   Delphinium Cassius
Grower name   Rachael Stott
Contains at least   30 seeds
Price per packet   $4.50
Lavender - Avonview - 116SS

Lavender - Avonview - 116SS

Details   Avonview is a popular small growing lavender, perfect for rockeries or patio containers. It can make a good low hedge. Thrives in open sunny positions in well drained soil. Trim after flowering in spring/summer to keep compact and to encourage new growth.  Frost hardy to -5*
Propagation: Sow seeds in a tray of seed raising mix in a warm sunny location, should germinate in 14-21 days.

Botanical name   Lavandula stoechas
Grower name   Sarah Smith
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2022
Contains at least   30
Price per packet   $4.50
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Leopard plant - 261SPH

Details   Dark bronze leaved variety. (specific variety unknown) Shade loving, tropical looking perennial with large dark purple/black leaves. Flowers are deep yellow, flowers late summer to autumn. Great for cutting.
Botanical name   Ligularia Reniformis
Grower name   Sara Pepers-Hilltrop
Date Of Seed Harvest   Feb 2023
Contains at least   30 seeds
Price per packet   $4.50
Love Lies Bleeding - 259RS

Love Lies Bleeding - 259RS

Details   Also known as velvet flower, foxtail amaranth tassel flower and pendant amaranth. it is a short-lived frost-tender plant, popular in summer bedding displays. It's easy to grow and bears showy, tassel-like crimson flowers, contrasting with fresh, green leaves.
Botanical name   Amaranthus caudatus
Contains at least   30 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Grower name   Rachael Stott
Price per packet   $4.50
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Lychnis Coronaria - Rose Champion - 243SPH

Lychnis Coronaria - Rose Champion - 243SPH

Details   This ever gray perennial flowering late spring through summer, is easy to grow, tolerant of most soils, drought tolerant, happy in full sun to part shade and self seeds readily. 45cmx45cm. Comes in white, pink and deep red.
Botanical name   Lychnis Coronaria
Grower name   Sara Pepers-Hilltrop
Date Of Seed Harvest   Autumn 2023
Contains at least   50 seeds
Price per packet   $4.50
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Marygold - Starfire - CMK

Marygold - Starfire - CMK

Details   This hardy annual grows 30 - 50 cm tall, its petals are edible but when not eating its petals are great grown in the veggie garden, as a border plant on mass and also great for bouquets
Botanical name   Tagetes lacera
Grower name   Carla McKnight
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2024
Contains at least   30
Price per packet   $4.50

Meadow Rue - SPH

Details   Thalictrum is a clump forming herbaceous perennial growing to 60-90cm tall. It grows well in rich, medium moisture soils in full sun or part shade. Grows easily from seed or can be divided in spring. Flowers in late spring early summer, with lacy pinky purple flowers and aquilegia type foliage that is greener in colour and slightly finer than
Botanical name   Thalictrum aquilegiifolium
Grower name   Sara Pepers-Hilltrop
Date Of Seed Harvest   Jan 2024
Contains at least   50
Price per packet   $4.50
Morning Glory - Crimson - 28RS

Morning Glory - Crimson - 28RS

Details   Great as a bean companion plant, grows stunning bright pink flowers in the mornings alongside runner beans are an incredible sight in the vege garden. Grows as a climber and so will need staking.
Grower name   Rachael Stott
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Storage Info   Seed frozen stored
Contains at least   20
Price per packet   $4.50
Nasturtium, Alaska Collection - 183SS

Nasturtium, Alaska Collection - 183SS

Details   Nasturtium is an annual garden plant cultivated all over the world. The stem can reach 60cm long, with small almost round veined leaves. The leaves and flowers can be used in salads with other greens. It has a slightly peppery taste reminiscent of watercress. Nasturtium is a wonderful companion plant.

Nasturtium Seeds are best sown directly where to grow in a warm sunny location, should germinate in 7-14 days.
Botanical name   tropaeolum majus
Grower name   Sarah Smith
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2021
Contains at least   30
Price per packet   $4.50
Nigalla sativa - 71RS

Nigalla sativa - 71RS

Details   Nigella are hardy annuals that grow from 15 to 60 cm in height.
It is best to sow Nigalla sativa seeds once a month from just before the last frost of spring until early summer, and then once again towards the end of autumn. This will result in a prolonged blooming period
Botanical name   Nigella sativa
Grower name   Rachael Stott
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Contains at least   30 seeds
Price per packet   $4.50
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NZ Iris, Libertia - 189SS

NZ Iris, Libertia - 189SS

Details   Libertia, New Zealand Native Iris, is a small green/yellow native plant with iris like white flowers in Spring followed by orange/yellow fruit. Will grow as tall as 50cm. Handles frost but doesn't like being too dry.
Propagation: Seed scarification is recommended; place seeds in a cup of warm water, leave to cool for 24hrs then sow seeds directly on to a firm bed of seed raising mix and press well in. Cover with a light layer of mix.

Botanical name   libertia peregrinans
Grower name   Sarah Smith
Date Of Seed Harvest   Feb 2024
Contains at least   20
Price per packet   $4.50
Perennial Sweet pea - 126RW

Perennial Sweet pea - 126RW

Details   Originally native to Southern Europe, this perennial long-lived plant is best where it can remain. Perennial Sweet Peas are not noticeably fragrant. Comes in two shades of colours.
Botanical name   Lathyrus latifolius
Contains at least   30
Date Of Seed Harvest   seed refreshed yearly
Grower name   Richard-Paul
Price per packet   $4.50
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Poppy - Papaver - SPH

Poppy - Papaver - SPH

Details   These seeds are a mixture of both common and opium poppies, oriental, potentially hybridised and peony poppies in red, pink, plum, mauve, black purple and lilac collected from various places in my garden. A herbaceous flowering plant which is normally grown as an annual, dying down after flowering. Very attractive to bees producing alot of pollen. The seeds are rich in oil, calcium and protein. The foliage is blue/grey and the plants are tall. These plants produce hundreds of seeds and will thrive in most soils.
Please be aware not all poppy seeds are edible.
Grower name   Sara Pepers-Hilltrop
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Storage Info   Seed frozen stored
Contains at least   100
Price per packet   $4.50
Poppy - Pink Pom Pom - 191RW

Poppy - Pink Pom Pom - 191RW

Details   Grown primarily for their decorative seed pods, breadseed poppies are easy to grow and make a colourful addition to any garden.
Botanical name   Papaver spp
Contains at least   50 -100
Grower name   Richard-Paul
Storage Info   Seed stock refreshed yearly
Price per packet   $4.50
Regal Lily - 149RW

Regal Lily - 149RW

Details   2021 Photo shows the plants from which this seed has been harvested.

Richard was fortunate to be given two bulbs from an old strain of highly fragrant Regal Lily that produces compact flower heads that all open at about the same time. All bulb production will be grown from seed and not from cloning scales or splitting up of the bulbs. He will be able to do selective breeding from the best performing plants.


Botanical name   Lilium regale
Contains at least   50
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Grower name   Richard-Paul
Storage Info   Seed stock refreshed yearly
Price per packet   $4.50
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Renga Renga Lily - 127SS

Renga Renga Lily - 127SS

Details   Renga Renga Lily also known as the New Zealand Rock Lily, is a great replacement for the invasive agapanthus and an alternative to bromeliads. Renga Renga lilies are clump forming perennials about 75 cm tall with soft grey green arching strappy leaves. They cope well with dry coastal areas but do best in dappled shade and when mass planted they are an impressive sight in spring and summer when they send up tall spikes that produce clouds of white flowers that are followed by fruits and seeds that are attractive to birds.
Propagation: Seed scarification is recommended, place seeds in a cup of warm water, leave to cool for 24hrs then sow seeds directly on to a firm bed of seed raising mix and press well in. Cover with a light layer of mix.
Botanical name   Arthropodium cirratum
Grower name   Sarah Smith
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2024
Contains at least   30
Price per packet   $4.50
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Rudbeckia - dwarf - 275RS

Rudbeckia - dwarf - 275RS

Details   Rudbeckia dwarf normally grows to 50cm, a tall annual with bronze and gold flowers that attract the pollinators for months until the first frosts. They have been traditionally used as an immune supporting herb. Easily grown and drought tolerant. Sprinkle seed on surface of tray under shelter and plant out after last frosts.
Botanical name   Asteraceae
Contains at least   40
Date Of Seed Harvest   April 2023
Grower name   Rachael Stott
Storage Info   Seed stock refreshed yearly
Price per packet   $4.50
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Saffron

Saffron

Details   The bright crimson stigma called threads, are collected and dried for use as a seasoning as well as adding colour to dishes. Contains 30 near full sized corms plus a few extra smaller corms Hit the watch tab that way you will be sent an email informing bulbs are now available, which is normally mid summer. Due to a poor growing season remaining stock will be left in the ground till 2014
Botanical name   Crocus sativus
Grower name   Richard-Paul
Price per packet   $35.50
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salsify - 60RS

salsify - 60RS

Details   Salsify is a common biennial wildflower, native to southeast Europe and north Africa, today in its a plant that's cultivated for its ornamental flower and edible root. The plant grows to around 1.2 m in height.
Salsify is grown similarly to that as other root vegetables such as parsnip and carrots, sow spring time and harvest roots during winter.
Botanical name   Tragopogon porrifolius
Grower name   Rachael Stott
Date Of Seed Harvest   Jan 2024
Storage Info   Seed frozen stored
Contains at least   50
Price per packet   $4.50
Scabiosa - Pink - 278RS

Scabiosa - Pink - 278RS

Details   Flowers normally from late spring/early summer until the first frost. Unlike the annual type, their foliage remains green year-round and will return each year.
Flowers are also larger, up to 2 ½ to 3 inches (7-8 cm.) and will normally bloom from late spring/early summer until the first frost. Unlike the annual type, their foliage remains green year-round and will return each year. Read more at Gardening Know How: Growing Conditions For Scabiosa Flowers – How To Care For Scabiosa Pincushion Flower https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/pincushion-flower/scabiosa-pincushion-flowers.htm
Flowers are also larger, up to 2 ½ to 3 inches (7-8 cm.) and will normally bloom from late spring/early summer until the first frost. Unlike the annual type, their foliage remains green year-round and will return each year. Read more at Gardening Know How: Growing Conditions For Scabiosa Flowers – How To Care For Scabiosa Pincushion Flower https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/pincushion-flower/scabiosa-pincushion-flowers.htm
Botanical name   Scabiosa caucasica
Contains at least   40 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest   April 2023
Grower name   Rachael Stott
Price per packet   $4.50
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Silver dollar - 168SPH

Details   Alsoknown as honesty, money plant, silver dollar, moonwort, but typically known as lunaria or silver dollar
It grows to around a metre and prefers a well drained soil that's in full sun to partial shade, does do best if kept consistently moist. has iridescent "leaves" that are actually the seed pods coming after the dainty light purple flowers. Lunaria plants is a biennial which will establish a clump in its first year and the flowers and seed pods follow in the second year. These seeds or "silver dollars" are papery to the touch flat and oblong, with a short, needle-like projection that hangs down from the bottom of each seed
pod. Prefers moist neutral soils and full or part sun. In the brassica family.
Botanical name   Lunaria annua
Grower name   Sara Pepers-Hilltrop
Date Of Seed Harvest   Jan 2024
Storage Info   seed in flower bag
Contains at least   40 seeds
Price per packet   $4.50  per packet
Spilanthes - 71RW

Spilanthes - 71RW

Details   Spilanthes is also known as toothache plant, buzz buttons or electric daisy because of its antiseptic properties. Eating a fresh young flower head from this daisy is a truly amazing taste bud sensation. It makes your mouth tingle and has a sialagogic effect, which means it encourages salivary flow.
Given it is an annual native to the tropics care is needed against frost. Flowers from Dec through to winter.







Read more at Gardening Know How: Spilanthes Herb Care: How To Grow Spilanthes Toothache Plant https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/spilanthes/growing-spilanthes-plants.htm
annual native to the tropics.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Spilanthes Herb Care: How To Grow Spilanthes Toothache Plant https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/spilanthes/growing-spilanthes-plants.htm
annual native to the tropics.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Spilanthes Herb Care: How To Grow Spilanthes Toothache Plant https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/spilanthes/growing-spilanthes-plants.htm
Botanical name   Acmella oleracea
Grower name   Richard-Paul
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Storage Info   Seed stock refreshed yearly
Contains at least   30
Price per packet   $4.50
St Mary's Thistle - 146RG

St Mary's Thistle - 146RG

Details   St Mary’s Thistle is a highly regarded liver protectant that also restores the liver’s ability to detoxify harmful substances. Can be grown as a decorative plant but can be regarded as a pest,
Botanical name   Silybum marianum
Contains at least   20
Date Of Seed Harvest   Jan 2022
Grower name   Rick Ginders
Price per packet   $5.50
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Strawflower - pink - 263SPH

Strawflower - pink - 263SPH

Details     These flowers are in the Asteraceae (daisy) family. While they look like daisies, the petals and stiff and papery. Strawflowers make excellent cut flowers or dried for arrangements, produce a lot or seed and are very hardy. Can handle dry or poor soil and come in a wide range of colours.
Botanical name   Helichrysum Brateatum
Contains at least   40
Date Of Seed Harvest   Autumn 2023
Grower name   Sara Pepers-Hiltrop
Storage Info   Seed stock refreshed yearly
Price per packet   $4.50
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Sunflower - Branching - CMK

Sunflower - Branching - CMK

Details   This is a tall branching variety with big golden blooms, protect from slugs and snails until established
Botanical name   Helianthus annuus
Grower name   Carla McKnight
Date Of Seed Harvest   Feb 2024
Storage Info   seed regrown each year
Contains at least   50
Price per packet   $4.50
Sunflower - Moonwalker - CMK

Sunflower - Moonwalker - CMK

Details   Grows to 120 -150 cm tall, sow in spring or early summer, flower petals are a light pale yellow with dark centers, multi branching habit, bees love the sunflowers especially bumblebees,
Botanical name   Helianthus annuus
Grower name   Carla McKnight
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2024
Storage Info   seed regrown each year
Contains at least   50
Price per packet   $4.50

Sunflowers - Giant Russian - 103RW

Details   Can grow to 2.5m with large seed heads.The selection work that's carried out on this line of sunflowers is plants that produce side shoots are discarded. Then once the plants reach maturity Richard looks for those that have wide stumps which have shown to handle wind better, and seed heads that face vertically down thus making it harder for birds to hang up side down and get at the seeds.
Sow in spring in colder areas, year round in warmer locations
Botanical name   Helianthus annuus
Grower name   Richard Paul
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Storage Info   Seed stock refreshed yearly
Contains at least   approx 50
Price per packet   $4.50
Swan Plant - 221CMK

Swan Plant - 221CMK

Details   The swan plant is the food source for monarch butterfly as well as other species. Seedlings take about four months to grow to size may need protection to get them that size before butterflies find them to have a bigger food source, they can smell them up to 2 kms away, trees can grow up to two meters in height
Botanical name   Gomphocarpus fruticosus
Grower name   Carla McKnight
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Contains at least   30
Price per packet   $4.50
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Sweet Cicely - 5SSPH

Sweet Cicely - 5SSPH

Details   Belongs to the celery family. Sweet cicely is a tall herbaceous perennial growing up to 2 m tall. The fern like leaves are finely divided, could be mistaken for hemlock, with the difference being the strong aniseed smell it omits. The flowers are umbel shaped with dainty creamy white with very large seeds. Grows well in fertile soils easily from seed. The leaves can be used sometimes as a herb, cooked or raw and have a strong aniseed flavour. The roots and seeds are edible.
Botanical name   Myrrhis odorata
Contains at least   50
Date Of Seed Harvest   Jan 2023
Grower name   Sara Pepers-Hilltrop
Price per packet   $4.50
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Sweet Pea, Old Spice - 47ASS

Sweet Pea, Old Spice - 47ASS

Details  
Old Spice has a wonderful colour mixture of white, pink and purple, and is heavily perfumed. Sweatpea is best sown in mid summer to late autumn, this heirloom variety will flower in 12-14 weeks.

Propagation: Soak the seeds in warm water for up to 24hrs, then sow in a tray of seed raising mix in a warm sunny position.

Botanical name   lathyrus odoratus
Grower name   Sarah Smith
Contains at least   20
Price per packet   $4.50
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Sweet William - 277RS

Sweet William - 277RS

Details   Also known as Bearded pink or London pride. Sweet william is a strong scented
biennial or short lived perennial with densely packed clusters of small flowers coming through in late spring/early summer. Coming in a wide range of colours, this selection includes, light and dark pink, red, white, pink/white, red/white and various other
shades. Likes full sun and rich soil, great in containers or beds and borders. Propagate by seed, cutting or division. Seeds will not breed true but you’ll still get a nice mix of colours. An old fashioned favourite, has flowers with shades of pinks all summer. Great as a vege companion.
Botanical name   Dianthus barbatus)
Grower name   Rachael Stott
Date Of Seed Harvest   March 2023
Storage Info   seed in flower bag
Contains at least   30 seeds
Price per packet   $4.50
Teasel - 7RG

Teasel - 7RG

Details   Teasel - spiky flower heads were used for carding wool in the old days, also regarded as having some of the best bee attractant flowers. Finches love to eat the seeds.
Botanical name   Dipsacus fullonum
Contains at least   30 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest   2023
Grower name   Rick Ginders
Price per packet   $4.50
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Tobacco - 175RW

Tobacco - 175RW

Details   This old strain of tobacco is supposedly a Virginian strain. It had been grown by a man who lived near Kaiapoi. This is a pink flowered variety that can grow to close on 2m and flowers from Dec till late autumn. It attracts bumble bees big time. The second year after the plants have died they become quite useful for growing peas as the stems remain sturdy in the ground. Tobacco is very good as a carbon crop given its extensive root systems
Botanical name   Nicotiana tabacum
Grower name   Richard-Paul
Storage Info   Seed stock refreshed yearly
Contains at least   approx 100
Price per packet   $4.50

Valerian - 56SPH

Details   Growing Valerian can be easy as it is a low-maintenance perennial herb. This flowering, medicinal herb is cold-hardy. Valerian’s fragrant flowers and traditional therapeutic use of its roots are known to soothe and promote sleep.
Botanical name   Valeriana officinalis
Contains at least   50
Grower name   Sara Pepers-Hilltrop
Price per packet   $4.50
Vervain - Purple Top - 249SPH

Vervain - Purple Top - 249SPH

Details   Purple-top vervain, cluster-top vervain or tall verbena is a purple herbaceous perennial. It has very tall, slender stems, irresistible to butterflies.  The flowers are an airy lavender to rose-purple in tight clusters on long stems up to 1m high, which bloom from mid-summer until autumn. Self seeds readily and is easy to grow from semi-hardwood cuttings.
Botanical name   Verbena bonariensis
Date Of Seed Harvest   Autumn 2023
Grower name   Sara Pepers-Hiltrop
Price per packet   $4.50
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Wild Aster - 131RW

Wild Aster - 131RW

Details   Tall, spindly, straight-stemmed almost hairless annual or short-lived perennial herb up to 1.8 m tall, with small pale purple flowers produced on a many-branched flower stalk. An amazing bee magnet in autumn. Seed originally given to Richard from a hobby grower in the US.
Botanical name   Aster subulatus
Contains at least   Too many to count
Grower name   Richard-Paul
Storage Info   Seed stock refreshed yearly
Price per packet   $4.50
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Wormwood - 269RS

Wormwood - 269RS

Details   Has been used for hundreds of years for intestinal parasites. Attracted silvery grey foliage and is a hardy plant.
Botanical name   Artemisia absinthium
Grower name   Rachael Stott
Storage Info   Seed stock refreshed yearly
Contains at least   50 seeds
Price per packet   $4.50