Perennials, hardy and half-hardy annuals in vibrant shades and forms
There are some cracking shapes and colours in the latest flower seeds from Mr Fothergill’s and I’m hoping to trial a few of these later this season.
In the new and/or exclusive selection of veg and flowers for 2023, there are more than 70 varieties. They’re annuals unless otherwise stated. Check out my choice of the vegetables that caught my eye this season.
Sweet Pea Suffolk Punch Miggie
Named and introduced by Mr Fothergill’s, this sweet pea is a Spencer type, with large frilly flowers in a purple and lavender bi-colour. It has a very strong scent for its type.
25p from each packet sold will be donated to The Suffolk Punch Trust which aid endangered Suffolk Punch horses. The Trust is based in Woodbridge, Suffolk. The original stud played an important role in the development of the county’s rural life, as well as farming throughout the British colonies. Height 180cm, £2.55.
Latest flower seeds from Mr Fothergill’s – Gomphrena Atomic Purple
The rounded flower heads provide a great contrast in colour and form to other flowers in the garden. Drought resistant and ideal for fresh or dried cut flowers. Height 60cm, £2.95.
Celosia spicata Xantippe
Also known as Silver Cockscomb, the flowering spikes fade from a soft pink to silver. Can be used as a fresh or dried cut flower or for beds and borders. Height 75cm, £2.65.
Latest flower seeds from Mr Fothergill’s – Verbena Scentsation Red
A red flowered selection of Mr Fothergill’s own highly scented, compact type, was first discovered on its Suffolk trial ground. Perfect for hanging baskets and mixed containers. Height 20cm, £2.65.
Coreopsis Incredible! Sea Shells Mix
Eye-catching ‘seashell’ type blooms with unusual tubular petals. Easy to grow, these compact and versatile dwarf plants are ideal for the front of borders. Height 45cm, £2.40.
Cimicifuga cordifolia (hardy perennial)
Impressive plants with tall, slender flowering spikes above broad clump-forming plants. Makes a feature of those difficult areas of permanently moist soil. Height 180cm, £3.05.
Latest flower seeds from Mr Fothergill’s – Echinacea White Swan (hardy perennial)
Tall sturdy stems topped with large flowers of reflexed petals surrounding prominent cones. Long flowering plants, ideal for perennial borders and as a cut flower. Part of the seed range in partnership with the RHS. Height 90cm, £2.80.
Canna Indica Large Flowered Hybrids (half-hardy perennial)
One of the most tropical-looking perennials, ideally suited to large patio containers which can then be overwintered under glass. An excellent performer in garden trials. Part of the seed range in partnership with the RHS. Height 50cm, £3.10.
Latest flower seeds from Mr Fothergill’s – Salpiglossis Kew Blue
Large midnight-blue, exotic-looking flowers with a velvety texture for sunny borders and containers. Part of the seed range in partnership with the RHS. Height, 75cm, £2.40.
Radiant orange blooms are produced on rounded, compact plants. Flowers are long-lasting and ideal for beds, borders and containers. Height 45cm, £2.55.
For more details, visit www.mr-fothergills.co.uk.