Rare flower seeds for keen gardeners in Auckland, New Zealand
Owairaka Seeds is a small business based in Auckland, New Zealand. We love growing unusual plants from seed, and since we found some plants difficult to obtain, we set up this business to locate and sell largely perennial seeds of flower plants which would appeal to the keen home gardener. We update our stock of seeds, particularly for those seeds that are hard to find, on a regular basis and so we hope that you find something that takes your interest in our pages every time that you come to see our website, and that you return to visit us frequently. Click on “Shop” on the menu directly above this writing to start your exploration of the list of different seeds that we sell.
Buying uncommon flower seeds in NZ, for yourself or as a gift
If you wish to buy unusual seeds for yourself or as a present for someone else, you can do this simply by choosing the seeds that you would like to buy, adding them to your shopping cart, proceeding to checkout, and choosing to place your order. Then you can choose to send to a different delivery name and address ( as a gift for someone else) or put your own delivery address on the checkout details page and add the other required details. Please use the ‘additional comments’ box on the checkout page if you’d like to send a small message to go with the seeds .
Unusual Perennial and Annual flower seeds
We sell predominantly perennial flower seeds, which are often hard to find in New Zealand, but we also have some annuals and biennials as well. Many of the seeds are available only in small quantities, usually because they are uncommon, hard to source, or because the plant only sets small quantities of seed. Prices for these rare seeds will usually be higher than for other seeds. Prices on all flower seeds include 15% GST. The standard number of seeds in a packet is 20. If the packet contains fewer seeds than this, it will be noted under the number of seeds per packet information. We will also place a note on the main description of the seed product to advise of the lower number of seeds. Usually a lower number of seeds in a packet denotes the scarcity of the seed.
Imported and New Zealand sourced flower seeds
A large proportion of our seeds are imported. They are sourced from reputable suppliers overseas.
We ship only to destinations in New Zealand and Australia. For New Zealand we use a courier service, to both the North and South Islands. For other destinations outside of the main islands such as outlying islands eg Waiheke, Stewart and the Chathams we will send via NZ Post . There may be additional charges if the address is a rural one on the islands or if the item is a large item – We will email you to let you know after receiving your order. All costs include GST. For Australia, we use Airmail which is NOT TRACKED to keep down costs. Our payment terms are via bank deposit to our bank account numbers in New Zealand and Australia, which we will send you as soon as you place your order. Once funds have cleared, your order will be shipped. We keep in touch with you via email, once your order is placed so that you can keep track of it. You can also log in to the “My Account” page for progress on orders.
We also have a small quantity of plants which are the result of trials to prove viability of seed batches. We put them up on the plants page regularly , as soon as they are ready, so keep an eye on the page. The plants are in 10 cm pots and quantities are usually limited. We only sell and ship plants for New Zealand customers. They can be found under the P – Plant – P category. A maximum of 10 plants can be shipped per order. We use a courier for the main North and South Islands, but for outlying islands we will need to advise you of the freight cost by email . You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before or after you place your order. If there is a plant you would particularly like , contact us at email@example.com to inquire, we may have small plants coming along .