Ornamental Peacock Rouge Seeds £2.39
Spectacular, deeply cut, bright blue-green leaves with vibrant mauve
stems and veins, that gradually turn dark bronze with red centres
as the temperature drops in autumn. A compact, even habit makes
it perfect for bedding or containers. Hardy foliage plants that
put on a superb late summer/autumn display.
Height 30-35cm (12-14"). HHA - Half hardy annual..
Average Packet Content 45 Seeds. Sow March-April for colour August-October..
Average Growing Height: 31-40CM. .
Ideal for beds, borders and patio containers. Prefers full sun or
These aren't the only things though you could grow in front garden
borders! I've actually grown real cabbages and brussel sprouts in
one front garden I had! They were one of the talking points for
people walking past who would interupt my gardening asking what
You can grow tumbler cherry tomatoes in a hanging basket - they'll
grow really well and you could also grow plants like chard with
either silver or ruby red veins. Striking perennial plants like
Globe Artichokes would also be great in bedding displays and you
could leave a few buds to flower as well as putting a few on your
Even beetroot with it's red tinged leaves could make a nice edging
for a bed or border. Think of the other salad things you like eating
too! There's plenty of lettuces which are very pretty - and they
come in red and green. It's possible to have an entire display of
salad vegetables that is ornamental as well as edible!
Next time you see some pretty plants in your vegetable garden why
not think about trying them in the flower beds too?