Paint Box Cut Flower Collection

A triumphant duo of semi-tender perennials (they come back year after year in my Sussex garden) to line a path, edge a border, or fill a container, with flowers for a 5 month stretch. They cut well too! More
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A triumphant duo of semi-tender perennials (they come back year after year in my Sussex garden) to line a path, edge a border, or fill a container, with flowers for a five-month stretch. They cut well too!

The seed collection contains 1 packet each of: The items collection contains:
Type Short-lived Perennial (grown as a Half-Hardy Annual)
Border Position Container, Front, Middle
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60-90cm (24-35in)
Spacing 40cm (16in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Verbena - Sow under cover in mid spring. Cover lightly. Seeds need darkness, so cover until germination occurs, watering sparingly until germination. Plant out after last frosts or in autumn. Can be direct sown in early May. Dahlia - sow widely spaced, into a seed tracy and prick out 4-6 weeks later
Care Tips Dahlia will flower 16 weeks from sowing
Flowering June - October
Vase Life Sear stem ends in boiling water for 10 seconds.
Harvesting Flower production: 5 months
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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Paint Box Cut Flower Collection reviews

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Reviewed 7th August 2019 by Lucy

Seedlings arrived in good condition, however several of the dahlias died within a week. Those that survived are flowering their socks off.The verbenas performed much better and have been flowering profusely since June. A lovely collection, but be sure to look after the dahlias!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Anita

Really good strong plants. Growing from seed was easier than I thought and the outcome is lovely

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Christine

The plants always arrive perfectly packaged. However, most of them have not thrived. This may be the weather conditions this year. Bishops’s children were really too small rather like kittens taken away from their mother too early! Acanthus Mollis Ledan have steadfastly refused to grow away.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Miranda

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Christine

Service wS good but plants were poor quality.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Chris

Very pretty and healthy but very slow to get going. I thought there would be lots of colour by now but hopefully it will last well into autumn

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Reviewed 30th September 2018 by Louise

2nd review following on from Aug 5th. It’s October tomorrow, these are still going strong! Lots more flower buds on the dahlias, still looking gorgeous!

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Reviewed 21st September 2018 by Alison

Some of the plants were not as large as the rest and did not survive the post. I have noticed this over the years that I have been ordering from you. Its too late to show a photo they went to the compost heap thats something positive!

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Sorry to hear some of your plants didn't survive the post. For future reference it is best to let us know at the time as we can usually arrange for replacements to go out. Please contact us at info@sarahraven.com if you would like to discuss this further."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Marion

I bought the collection for a new bed. The vibrant dahlia colours were excellent as was the verbena rigida. I am very pleased with my purchase.

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Reviewed 16th September 2018 by Mrs MacLaurin

Hardy, pretty , still have some flowers. Hope to re0rder next year.

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Elaine

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by John

After the success of last years cutting garden I suppose I expected the same again. Most of the flowers did not make stems of sufficient length for cutting. The one bright spot is the Gladioli,brilliant colour combination.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your collection and have refunded you for it back on to the card that you used when placing the order."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by J Fairfax

They arrived during the big freeze in March, so difficult to deal with immediately!

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Reviewed 5th August 2018 by Louise

Bought these as seedlings/small plants in May. They have been a riot of colour all summer! Easy to look after, still looking really good despite the drought conditions. Lots of flowers still to come, will definitely buy again. Highly recommended.