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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresSeeds - Annuals, Biennials and Perennials

Seeds - Annuals, Biennials and Perennials

Annual, biennial and perennial flower plants. All seeds are supplied with printed concise germination and culture instructions.

Apricot Foxglove 

In the spring, foxglove sends up a tall flowering spike from the rosette of leaves. Each flower is marked to guide bees to the nectary, much like the markings on a runway. The flowers are a soft pinkish apricot colour, very unlike other foxgloves.

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 Culture / Germination
Name: Digitalis
Common Name: Foxglove

Full Sun
Full
Sun
Part shade
Part
shade
Moderate water
Moderate
water
Hardy
Hardy
Sometimes treated as a biennial
Sometimes
Biennial
Short lived perennial
Short lived
Perennial
Contains 50 or more seeds
50 seeds
or more
Cineraria 

This large leaved annual produces a bouquet of bright coloured flowers in pink, purple and blue, and also in pastel shades. Some flowers are bi-coloured and some appear to flouresce. If sown in Summer, it produces tall plants with huge flower heads in Spring. If sown in early Spring, it flowers later on dwarf plants. Self seeds easily and is very effective when planted en-masse as a group.

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 Culture / Germination
Name: Pericallis ×hybrida
Common Name: Cineraria

Full Sun
Full
Sun
Part shade
Part
shade
Plenty of water during the growing season
Water /
growing
Half hardy
Half
hardy
Sometimes treated as an annual
Sometimes
Annual
Short lived perennial in warmer areas
Warm
Perennial
Contains 30 or more seeds
30 seeds
or more
Coreopsis tinctoria (Dwarf Red) 

This very hardy and easy to grow annual from North America produces brick red flowers all Summer long. Very hardy and will grow pretty much anywhere in New Zealand. Height: 30-40cm.

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 Culture / Germination
Name: Coreopsis Spp.

Full Sun
Full
Sun
Part shade
Part
shade
Drought resistant
Drought
Tolerant
Hardy
Hardy
Perennial
Perennial
Contains 30 or more seeds
30 seeds
or more
Cornflower 

This cheerful plant produces masses of striking blue flowers all Summer long. Dwarf strain - grows to 40cm, and does not require staking. Tiny hairs give the leaves a blue-grey look. Used by herblists to treat various ailments, such as inflamatory infection of the eye.

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 Culture / Germination
Name: Centaurea Spp.

Full Sun
Full
Sun
Drought resistant
Drought
Tolerant
Hardy
Hardy
Annual
Annual
Contains 30 or more seeds
30 seeds
or more
Cosmos Picotee 

Fern-like foliage contrasts well with evenly spaced flowers. Heat tolerant. White flowers with pink trim. Tall (1m+) annual. Self seeds readily. Perfect for cottage gardens. Good cut flower.

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 Culture / Germination
Name: Cosmos Spp.

Full Sun
Full
Sun
Part shade
Part
shade
Drought resistant
Drought
Tolerant
Tender
Tender
Annual
Annual
Contains 20 or more seeds
20 seeds
or more
Cosmos Purity 

Fern-like foliage contrasts well with evenly spaced flowers. Heat tolerant. Pure white flowers. Tall (1m+) annual. Self seeds readily. Perfect for cottage gardens. Good cut flower.

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 Culture / Germination
Name: Cosmos Spp.

Full Sun
Full
Sun
Part shade
Part
shade
Drought resistant
Drought
Tolerant
Tender
Tender
Annual
Annual
Contains 20 or more seeds
20 seeds
or more
Cosmos Sensation 

Fern-like foliage contrasts well with evenly spaced flowers. Heat tolerant. Tall (1m+) annual. Self seeds readily. Perfect for cottage gardens. Good cut flower.

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 Culture / Germination
Name: Cosmos Spp.

Full Sun
Full
Sun
Part shade
Part
shade
Drought resistant
Drought
Tolerant
Tender
Tender
Annual
Annual
Contains 20 or more seeds
20 seeds
or more
Gaillardia pulchella 

Indian Blanket is native to North America, where it grows in wildflower colonies in the southern states. The light red flower has a yellow trim.

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 Culture / Germination
Name: Gaillardia pulchella
Common Name: Indian Blanket, Blanket Flower, Firewheel

Full Sun
Full
Sun
Drought resistant / Coastal
Coastal
Tolerant
Hardy
Hardy
Sometimes treated as an annual
Sometimes
Annual
Short lived perennial
Short lived
Perennial
Contains 30 or more seeds
30 seeds
or more
Garland Chrysanthemum - Edible! 

This Chrysanthemum produces pretty yellow / white fragrant flowers in late spring on tall stems, very suitable for use as cut flower. Also called Tung Ho, Chop Suey Greens or Shungikee, when young, it is a tender leaf vegetable. It has a subtle but distinct 'floral' flavour and is great stir fried with ginger or used in soup. Some say it is as delicious as spinach. 4-6 weeks for harvest, and likes cool weather. It is a very good source of fiber, vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and copper, and a good source of protein, niacin and zinc.

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 Culture / Germination
Name: Chrysanthemum Spp.

Full Sun
Full
Sun
Plenty of water during the growing season
Water /
growing
Hardy
Hardy
Annual
Annual
Contains 30 or more seeds
30 seeds
or more
Golden Coreopsis - Dwarf 

This very hardy and easy to grow annual from North America produces golden flowers with a red blotch in the middle. Very hardy and will grow pretty much anywhere in New Zealand. Height: 40cm.

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 Culture / Germination
Name: Coreopsis Spp.

Full Sun
Full
Sun
Part shade
Part
shade
Drought resistant
Drought
Tolerant
Hardy
Hardy
Perennial
Perennial
Contains 30 or more seeds
30 seeds
or more
Jockey Caps 

This unusual Summer growing bulb from South America produces large flowers (15cm across), in red, purple, rose, pink, orange, yellow and white, with markings and spots in the centre. Flowers last for only one day, but as one fades another is produced to take its place. Looks nice with Summer flowering perennials. T. parvonia was believed to be cultivated by the Aztecs over a thousand years ago.

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 Culture / Germination
Name: Tigridia pavonia
Common Name: Jockey caps

Full Sun
Full
Sun
Part shade
Part
shade
Water well in Summer
Water /
Summer
Half hardy
Half
hardy
Deciduous perennial
Deciduous
Perennial
Contains 10 or more seeds
10 seeds
or more
Purple Coneflower 

This easy to grow perennial produces purple flowers with orange/black centres in Summer. Used widely as herbal remedy for Winter colds as well as to strengthen ones immune system.

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 Culture / Germination
Name: Echinacea purpurea
Common Name: Purple Coneflower

Full Sun
Full
Sun
Part shade
Part
shade
Drought resistant
Drought
Tolerant
Hardy
Hardy
Deciduous perennial
Deciduous
Perennial
Contains 20 or more seeds
20 seeds
or more
Purple Foxglove 

In the spring, foxglove sends up a tall flowering spike from the rosette of leaves. Each flower is marked to guide bees to the nectary, much like the markings on a runway. The hardy plants are variable and some have flowers that are of different shade.

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 Culture / Germination
Name: Digitalis
Common Name: Foxglove

Full Sun
Full
Sun
Part shade
Part
shade
Moderate water
Moderate
water
Hardy
Hardy
Sometimes treated as a biennial
Sometimes
Biennial
Short lived perennial
Short lived
Perennial
Contains 50 or more seeds
50 seeds
or more
Sweet Williams 

a low growing (< 20cm) bushy spreading annual / biennial, related to carnation/pinks. The flower colour is variable and comes in shades of whites, pinks and reds, usually bi-coloured, with one colour forming a ring around another. Flowers open in Spring / Summer, covering the plant completely. Ideal for borders and cottage gardens and can be planted in containers.

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 Culture / Germination
Name: Dianthus barbatus
Common Name: Sweet Williams

Full Sun
Full
Sun
Part shade
Part
shade
Moderate water
Moderate
water
Hardy
Hardy
Biennial
Biennial
Short lived perennial
Short lived
Perennial
Contains 30 or more seeds
30 seeds
or more

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