Seasoned gardeners and novice garden enthusiasts will love these gorgeous packs of seeds. The variety of seeds available mean there is something to suit every garden and every taste.
1. Billy Buttons
Variety: Pycnosorus globosus
Also commonly known as ‘Drumsticks’ and previously named ‘Craspedia’, Billy Buttons have lovely silver grey foliage with bright yellow ball shaped flower heads on the end of long stems.
They are a perennial wildflower native to both Australia and New Zealand and are extremely popular in floristry and event styling. They also make a great dried flower!
Billy Buttons are happy growing in a sunny, well-drained position. You can sow them directly where they are to grow after all danger of frost has passed, or start them in seed raising trays then transplant the seedlings when they have 2 sets of leaves. Cover seeds with only a light layer of soil as they need some light for germination and keep the soil moist. Germination may take up to 2 weeks.
Once well established in your garden, Billy Buttons will keep coming up for years.
2. Enchanted Garden - Dianthus, Cosmos, Cornflower and Alyssum.
Varieties: Dianthus barbatus, Cosmos sulphureus, Centaurea cyanus, Alyssum Benthamii
Create an enchanted flower garden that will capture the imagination of the child in us all.
This delightful mix of flower seeds attracts beautiful butterflies and bees and will brighten any pot or garden patch. A mix of dianthus, cosmos, cornflower and alyssum, all are easy to grow and are garden favourites for young and old.
Simply scatter seeds, cover with a thin layer of soil and keep moist. These quick growing seeds will pop up in a few days and delight any nature lover.
Variety: Forget-me-not, Myosotis
Forget-me-nots are a delightful cottage garden plant which produce masses of beautiful sky blue flowers in spring. They are easy to grow, require minimal care and will grow well in both sunny and shady areas. Sow in good quality, moist soil.
Forget-me-nots are a good self-seeder and will spread. To encourage reseeding, leave the spent flowers on the plants after they’ve blossomed. To discourage spreading, pinch off the flower heads after they’ve faded. Forget-me-nots can be grown under trees, in rock gardens and flower beds.
4. Trio of herbs: Parsley, Coriander and Basil
Each of the herbs in this mixed pack are easy to grow, well known and useful in the kitchen. All three herbs grow well in both pots and garden beds.
Sow seed in a sunny position with good soil from spring to autumn. Basil will bloom from spring through to autumn, while parsley and coriander will bloom year-round if seed is sown regularly.
Basil variety: Sweet Genovese, Ocimum basilicum
Parsley variety: Italian, Petroselinium hortense
Coriander variety: Fiesta Green, Coriandum sativum
5. Kangaroo Paw
Variety: Tall red, Anigozanthos flavidus
Seeds like cooler weather for germination so start seeds in autumn or winter (depending on your area), cover with a light layer of seed raising mix and keep moist. Germination may take a few weeks to a month, so be patient. Covering the tray with clear plastic will help to preserve the moisture.
Once seedlings have grown their second set of leaves, transfer into larger pots in a potting mix designed for Australian natives, and place in a sunny position. Flowering is most likely to occur after a year.
6. Golden Wattle
Variety: Acacia pycnantha
A fast growing shrub or small tree which flowers from August to October.
Acacia pycnantha seeds require pretreatment by soaking the seeds in hot water overnight to induce germination. Once the seeds appear swollen sow in seed raising mix at a depth of 4mm and keep moist. Unswollen seeds should be soaked in hot water again. Germination takes from 10 to 24 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, place them into individual pots and grow in a sunny, protected position before planting out in late spring or early summer.
7. Native Wisteria
Variety: Hardenbergia comptoniana
Native Wisteria is a climbing plant with purple pea shaped flowers. The seed must be pretreated prior to sowing because of the hard coating on the seed. Place the seeds in hot water then cover and leave stand overnight. The seeds should be softer and will appear swollen if they are ready to sow. If not, they can be treated with hot water again. Seeds that float are infertile
Sow in seed raising mix 5mm deep and keep moist. Covering the pot with clear plastic will help to preserve the moisture. The seeds will germinate in 1 – 8 weeks.
The back of each seed packet has a blank space for you to write a personal message.
8. Everlasting Daisy
Variety: Rhodanthe chlorocephala subsp. rosea
These pretty pink and white flowers are very easy to grow from seed and germinate in just a few days. Sow direct in autumn or winter, cover the seeds with a very light layer of soil and keep moist. Seeds can be started in trays and transplanted when they are around 2cm high, or sown directly where they are to grow.
Rhodanthe chlorocephala prefers full sun and will spring up during warm, sunny weeks, anytime of the year.
About Sow n Sow:
Sow ‘n Sow was created by Michelle Brady who in seeking a more creative career combined her love for plants and gardens with the dream of running her own business.
Michelle was passionate about creating a product that combined an attractive greeting card with a pack of seeds for a useful gift that continues to give joy as the plants grows.
Sow ‘n Sow’s products are made in Australia using environmentally-friendly materials including 100% recycled paper. Michelle works closely with the designer and illustrator Daniella Germain to create irresistable packets the seeds are presented in. Products are assembled by the team at the Sow ‘n Sow studio in Fitzroy North, Melbourne.
Where do Sow n Sow seeds come from?
Sow n Sow seeds are non-hybrid, open pollinated varieties sourced from Australian suppliers.
How to care for your seeds:
Seeds should be stored in a cool, dry place and should remain viable for many years if stored correctly.