Flowers for a White Garden Collection

The 4 most beautiful white annuals you can grow – uplifting in the garden and in a vase. Malope trifida 'Alba', Nigella 'African Bride', Ammi Majus and Cosmos 'Purity'. More
20 seedlings 510792-20 £19.50 Delivery mid April
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40 seedlings 510792-40 £36.50 Delivery mid April
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1 seed tin, with 4 packets of seed 131009 £12.25 In stock
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Items will be despatched in 5-7 working days. Please note, these collections will cost £4.95 to deliver and are not available for delivery outside the UK.
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The 4 most beautiful white annuals you can grow – uplifting in the garden and in a vase.

  • A mix of Hardy and Half-Hardy Annuals

This collection includes:

This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive gift box, with tissue paper and a Sarah Raven gift card. You will be able to add this to your basket once you begin the checkout process. To add a gift message to your order, simply fill out the details at the delivery stage of the checkout. Please note: only items which are showing ‘in stock’ can be gift wrapped.

The seed collection includes 4 packets of seeds, in a small seed tin (14cm long x 10cm wide (depth 3cm)) with full planting instructions.

I love cut flowers, the marrying of the inside with the outside. As Vita Sackville-West said, "A flowerless room is a soul-less room to my way of thinking; but even one solitary little vase of a living flower may redeem it."

Our relationship with the plant – cut and brought inside – does not then stop at a fleeting whisk past in the garden, but continues inside as a long hard stare. You've got to grow your own and with these beautiful cut-and-come-again varieties, you'll have buckets and buckets to choose from.

Genus Ammi, Cosmos, Malope, Nigella
Type Half-Hardy Annual, Hardy Annual
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 60-120cm (24-47in)
Spacing 30cm (12in) apart, 20 seedlings fills 5m² (ie 5m x 1m border, or 2.5m x 2m patch)
Care Tips Deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Some may need staking.
Flowering June - September
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Delivery

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 1 week for delivery.

Seed Tin Collection Delivery - Items will be despatched in 5-7 working days. Please note, these collections will cost £4.95 to deliver and are not available for delivery outside the UK.

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Flowers for a White Garden Collection reviews

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Reviewed 4th October 2018 by Veronica

Arrived in excellent condition, grew well, all good.

Was disappointed because the plants flowered at different times and there was very little time when all flowered together.

I had suspected this from previous gardening experience, but was sure ‘Sarah knows best’ so went with it despite having some doubts,but was thoroughly disappointed as was left with just cosmos from early on in the season

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. we are sorry to hear of your disappointment with your collection and have refunded you for the seedlings. In our experience, with regular dead-heading these varieties will normally flower all summer but it may have been that the extreme heat of this summer shortened their flowering time."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Claire

3 out of the 4 packets of seeds worked well however I was very disappointed with the white cosmos. Most of the plants I grew had no flowers. They grew very tall with no flowers so ended up pulling them up! Some flowered but I was disappointed.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear that your Cosmos 'Purity' has failed to flower. We have left a note on your account , if you would like a replacement packet to try again please contact our Customer Services team."

Posted 7th November 2018

First time I've done a cutting garden

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Reviewed 25th July 2016 by Mary Lloyd

This collection has produced some wonderful flowers which I have been happy to share with neighbours. Such a lovely combination of textures. They last ages in a vase! I'll get some more next year!