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Perennial & Biennial Seeds


Biennials live for 2 years, whereas perennials live for longer. As a general rule, biennial and perennial seeds should be sown in spring, but some can be sown in autumn as well. Many varieties will self-seed after flowering, giving you even more plants!



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Lysimachia atropurpurea

Loosestrife

A superb border plant with silver- green lanceolate foliage and many spikes of claret-red, almost black florets - a highly unusual colour in perennials. May also be used in containers or as a cut flower.
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    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £3.49

Hollyhock 'Nigra'

Alcea rosea, Althaea rosea

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Tall strong stems bearing chocolate maroon flowers, becoming almost 'black' towards the centre. This is a unique variety creating an impressive impact against most backgrounds. Flowers mid to late summer. Height 5ft.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (50 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £1.49

Lisianthius nigrescens

Flower of Death

This rare exotic plant is little known outside its native homeland of Mexico. A choice species, and seldom offered, Lisianthius nigrescens bears long, tubular flowers of the darkest black, on slender, towering stems. This extraordinary perennial makes a dramatic specimen plant and a fascinating talking point that will create interest and wonder at the back of borders. Lisianthius nigrescens is half-hardy but will require winter protection in a frost free environment during the winter months. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 50cm (20"). More info
    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £2.99

Polyanthus 'Gold Laced'

Primula Gold-laced Group

A true stock which is rarely available. Height: 15-23cm (6-9in).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £1.49

Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Green Wizard'

Western Coneflower

A very curious and extraordinary plant for the back of borders. Bright green sepals, where most plants have petals and a central, almost black cone. An unusual fresh cut flower, long lasting in water, or use in dried arrangements. Easy to grow, quickly forming a good sized plant with plenty of lush green foliage and always a talking point. Flowers summer. Height: 120-152cm (4-5ft). More info
    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £1.49

Dianthus barbatus nigrescens 'Sooty'

Sweet William

Supremely different to other Sweet Williams with 7cm (2½in) fragrant blooms of deepest maroon-chocolate on red stems and mid green foliage which matures to metallic mahogany. Stunning cut flower and border plant. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for cottage garden borders, beds and containers. Height: 30-38cm (12-15in).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (75 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £2.69

Pansy 'Tiger Eyes' F1 Hybrid

Viola x wittrockiana

This impressive Viola is no freak of nature, rather the result of an impressive breeding programme. Attractive old-gold petals are inlaid with intricate black veins, contrasting with the fresh, dark green foliage. Create an eyecatching display in borders or containers. Suitable for summer or winter flowering.


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £0.69

Tacca chantrieri

Cat's Whiskers, Devil Flower, Bat Plant

In Malaya they call it the Devil's Flower and strange, fascinating stories surround it. Originating, no doubt, from the malevolent way the eyes in the bloom seem to be following your every move! It grows to about 2ft. in height with flowers complete with filaments or whiskers 12in. long forming a flowing forked tail. More info
    • 1 packet (15 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £4.29

Aquilegia 'Magpie'

Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guiness', Columbine, Granny's Bonnet

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The striking black bonnets of Aquilegia 'Magpie' make a superb contrast with the white corolla. The exquisite blooms of this classic cottage garden perennial are carried on wiry stems, set above pretty ferny foliage. This hardy Columbine is perfect for en masse in borders and shady woodland edges, and makes an attractive cut flower for a vase indoors. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 1 packet (75 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £0.99

Pansy 'Black Moon' F1 Hybrid

Viola x wittrockiana

You may have heard this claim before, but this Pansy truly represents one of the most impressive black flowers in cultivation today. Bushy, compact plants bearing medium sized flowers, so black they shine like velvet. Height: 15-20cm (6-8 in).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £2.89

Tacca chantrieri - Exotic Seed Collection

Cat's Whiskers, Devil Flower, Bat Plant

In Malaya they call it the Devil's Flower and strange, fascinating stories surround it. Originating, no doubt, from the malevolent way the eyes in the bloom seem to be following your every move! It grows to about 2 feet in height with flowers complete with filaments or whiskers 12 inches long forming a flowing forked tail. More info
    • 1 packet (15 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £4.99