The White Garden is of course intrinsically linked with the garden created by Vita Sackville-West at Sissinghurst, where she limited her colour palette to whites, greys, greens and silvers. Since the 1930's gardeners have been enchanted by borders filled with white flowers in all their various shades.
Mix and match these annuals and biennials with your existing perennial planting schemes.
6 x Packets of seed for £10.95
CLEOME 'Helen Campbell' (Seed) - Average content per packet: 300 seeds
Height: 150cm. With its unusual shaped white fragrant flowers this is often known as the Spider flower. They prefer full sun and well drained soil. Regular dead heading helps for a continuation of flowers. A quite bushy habit means they do not need support unless in a windy site. Half hardy annual.
COSMOS 'Sonata White Shades' (Seed) - Average content per packet: 45 seeds
Height: 60cm. Fleuroselect Gold award winning dwarf Cosmos with masses of large, creamy white single flowers produced on sturdily branched plants. Excellent garden performance over a long season. Use for bedding or patio plants.
COSMOS 'Psyche White' (Seed) - Average content per packet: 45 seeds
Height 90-100cm. Cosmos 'Psyche White' has large, showy semi double flowers and is a great subject for home grown cut flowers. Plants are vigorous, semi tall and very free flowering. Blooms are also a good source of pollen and nectar, perfect for pollinators.
DIGITALIS purpurea alba (Seed) - Average content per packet: 500 seeds
Height: 125cm. A white foxglove which is a cottage garden classic with sturdy spikes that are covered in tubular white flowers. As a hardy biennial it re-seeds itself once established producing small rossettes of leaves in Autumn from which the flower stems rise in spring.
ORLAYA grandiflora (Seed) - Average content per packet: 60 seeds
Height: 45-55cm. Orlaya grandiflora produces masses of delicate white umbel flowers, similar to the Bishops flower (Ammi majus) but rather fuller. Easy to grow, versatile and very satisfying garden performer. Hardy annual.
VISNAGA daucoides 'Green Mist' (AMMI) (Seed) - Average content per packet: 400 seeds
Height: 70-80cm. Greenish white flower umbels in late Summer. Ideal cut flower or filler for the flower arranger. Hardy Annual.