With a flowering card made of growing paper, you don't just send a card, you send a flower. What a unique gift for birthdays, Mother's Day or Valentine's Day.
Ordering a flower card
Choose a flower card from our shop or design your own using the design tool (from 30 pieces).
Card with flower seeds
Our flower cards contain a mix of up to 8 different species of field flowers which the bees and butterflies love.
- Snapdragon. With my variety of colours, it is still a surprise what will come out of your flower card. My bright colour and fragrance will attract bees and butterflies to your garden. I usually bloom between June, July, August and September and as a cut flower I make a good addition to a bouquet.
- Godetia. I am a late bloomer (between June and October), which is why they also call me the 'farewell to spring' flower. But once I have blossomed in your garden, I may just come back every year.
- Baby's breath. I am the subtle, romantic little flower in the bee and butterfly mix in our flower cards. Because I have lots of pollen, you will regularly see honeybees and butterflies snacking on my flowers. I love a sunny spot and bloom from June to October.
- Livingstone daisy. I am a small succulent with large, brightly coloured flowers. I bloom already in the first year after you put the growing paper in the ground, between June and August. On my leaves, I retain salt which is why they also call me the soda plant. These are therefore a tasty topping on a salad.
- Virginian Stock. You can find my trumpet-shaped flowers in many gardens and butterflies love my sweet scent. I grow fast and bloom from May already in the first year after you plant the growing stock. But do put me in a sunny spot and water me enough when it's dry.
- Poppy. I am the poppy. You can eat my black poppy seeds and they are delicious on cakes or bread. You have to be patient, because I bloom only the second year after you plant the growing paper. But once I bloom, chances are I will come back every year after that!
- Alyssum. I am a fast-growing and early-flowering plant, and will therefore be the first to flower from the flowering chart. Because I form a blanket of tiny flowers, they also call me snowdrop.Due to the sweet, honey-like scent, bees and butterflies love my flowers.I bloom already in the first year after you plant the growing paper and you can enjoy me all season long!
- Chinese pink. I come in all kinds of colours, from white and red to even patterns. My flowers have frayed leaves.If you sow me in spring I will be in bloom that same summer. But do put me in a sunny spot!
Planting a flower card
The best time to plant your flower card in the garden is between April and May. You can sow indoors from the end of March, after which you can put the flowers outside in mid-May.You need the right conditions, a little green thumb and some patience to get the seeds to germinate.This step-by-step plan for growing plants contains all the tips you need.
Flowering paper, also called growing paper or seed paper, is 100% recycled paper with flower seeds. Plant the card in the garden, look after it well and within a week the first plants will appear.
Read more about the sustainable and social origin of our growing paper.
Yes you can. Your flower card will be full of bumpy seeds, but it can definitely be done!
Flower cards made of growingpaper (80 grams) are a bit thinner and your written message may show through a bit. Compare it to the thickness of a sheet of paper from your own printer.
Flower cards made from Growingcard ( 250 grams) paper are 100% biodegradable. It is made from 100% recycled paper that is reprocessed by hand into a ‘porridge of paper with seeds’. No chemicals are added to this, only water.
Flower cards made from Growingpaper (80 gsm) consist of two thin layers of paper glued with potato starch. This is an entirely vegetable raw material that ensures that the flower seeds are stuck between the two layers of paper, as it were.
Growingcard ( 250 grams) is made with love and passion in South Africa. See how your flower card is made in this video.
Growingpaper (80 grams) is produced locally in the Netherlands.
The ink we use to print on our growing paper is biodegradable and our printers ensure that the seeds don’t get too hot or crushed. So you can put the flower card in the ground with confidence and the seeds will actually sprout. Provided you plant the card properly and take good care of it of course (check these ultimate tips!).
Did you receive a card with flower seeds? Then now it’s really getting fun! With this step-by-step plan, green fingers and a little help from nature, you will make sure your flower card will bloom. Let’s grow!
Step-by-step plan for planting growing paper
Getting your flowering paper to bloom requires the right conditions and a little patience.
Step 1. Dampen your growing paper card
First make your flowering card really wet. And we mean really wet! Only then can the paper dissolve properly so the seeds can germinate.
Step 2. Lay your growing paper on some soil
Place your card with flower seeds inside a pot or outside on a balcony or in the garden on the earth. Preferably use sowing soil or potting soil to do this. The best time to plant outdoors is from mid-May to October. Indoors in a pot can be done all year round.
Step 3. Cover your growing paper card with a thin layer of soil
Cover your flowering card with about 1 to maximum 1.5 cm of soil. This will give the seeds enough nutrients, protection and light to germinate. If you cover the paper with too thick a layer of soil, the seeds will germinate less quickly, or not at all.
Step 4. Water, water and more water
Especially in the beginning, give some water every day to keep the paper moist. It is best to use a spray bottle so that the paper gets the same amount of water everywhere. A watering can or a cup can cause the paper not to get evenly wet and not all the seeds to come out equally well.
Step 5. Sun, warmth and lots of love
In addition, make sure you have a bright and warm spot. Be careful with a spot in full sun, especially in summer. Then your paper can dry out and the seeds will not germinate. Now it’s a matter of patience! Within 1 or 2 weeks, the first plants will germinate. Keep giving your plants lots of love and attention, even after germination. However, you can now water them a little less than in the first week.