Kerikeri Mission Station Seeds

  • $400

Harvested from the Kerikeri Mission Station gardens, these heritage seeds will bring a touch of colour to your life.

English-style gardens have been tended at Kerikeri since the missionaries arrived in 1819, and we continue that tradition with these old-fashioned flower varieties.

Seeds available now:

  • Striped Marigold - Tagetes patula - Every flower is different!  In shades of red and orange, this hardy annual flower is always fun to have around.
  • Nigella (Love-in-a-mist) - The blue flowers and ferny foliage make this delicate-looking plant a real charmer in the cottage garden.
  • Aquilegia (Granny's bonnet) - A traditional flower in English-style country gardens all over the world, the pretty blue Granny's bonnet is a favourite in the Kerikeri Mission Station gardens. It seems to have a mind of its own and pops up in nooks and crannies all over the place!
  • Giant forget-me-not (also called Chinese forget-me-not) - Cynoglossum amabile - A hardy annual closely related to the common forget-me-not with hairy leaves and pretty little blue flowers. 
  • Hollyhock - Althaea rosea - From palest pink to deep crimson, the towering hollyhocks that grow from these seeds will impress you every time!  Each seed packet contains a mix of colours, and the plants will grow taller than you.
  • Sweet pea - Lathyrus odoratus - If you're looking for colour, fragrance and cut flowers you can't go past these old fashioned bi-coloured blooms.
  • Hibiscus Trionum (flower of the hour, puarangi) - A white flower with a dark purple centre and soft, papery petals, it charms humans and bees alike.


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