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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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Monarda citriodora subsp. austromontana 'Bees' Favourite'

Bee Balm, Bergamot

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Masses of flower spikes bearing tiers of soft mauve flowers are produced by this quick and easy to grow border plant. It flowers easily in its first season from an early sowing, producing a bold display of flowers over a long period. Exceptional for its unusually shaped flowers on strong square stems and the rich minty fragrance, which is freely released when the plant is brushed. Compact upright habit and makes a very neat and tidy plant which will add structure and shape to the border, particularly if planted in groups of three. Excellent for cutting and beloved by bees. Requirements: One of the easiest perennials to cultivate. Happy in sun or light shade and any ordinary garden soil, although they prefer a rich moisture retentive soil which doesn't dry out in the summer. They are very easy to grow, the mat like roots soon forming a large clump, but are not usually invasive. In dry soils they don't grow quite so tall.

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

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • £3.39

Dianthus amurensis 'Siberian Blues'

Carnation, Pink

This charming hardy perennial forms neat mounds of blue-grey evergreen foliage that contrast beautifully with the lavender blue flowers. Dianthus amurensis ‘Siberian Blue’ blooms over a long period throughout summer on resilient, dense plants with a vigorous habit. Perfect for planting in rockeries, alpine troughs and at the front of borders where it will form useful low maintenance ground cover. Height: 38cm (15"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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Knautia macedonica 'Melton Pastels'

Macedonian Scabious, Scabiosa rumelica

Glorious scabious-like, 4cm (1?in) pin cushion blooms in the softer hues: blue, mauve, pink, rose, salmon and crimson. Excellent back of border plant producing masses of flowers in two flushes (provided you cut down spent bloom), through to autumn frosts. Suitable for most types of soil. Flowers summer to early autumn. Height 90-120cm (3-4ft).
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    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

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Anemone japonica (Mixed)

Japanese Anemone, Anemone x hybrida, Windflower

Elegant, late summer flowering perennials, producing their gorgeous, well shaped blooms mainly in rose to pink shades for many weeks and providing the perfect end to the summer. Happy in sun or light shade. Flowers late summer/autumn, Height: 60cm-1.2m (2-4-ft). More info
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Foxglove 'Camelot Trio' F1 Hybrid

Digitalis

One packet each of: 'Camelot Cream', 'Lavender' and 'Rose'. The first ever F1 Hybrid Foxgloves! Spectacular plants that reliably flower in the first year, with another heavy flush of flowers in the second year. Uniform plants with high quality flower spikes in a rich carousel of colour as the speckled, jewel-like blooms open all around the stout stems, giving more impact than ever before! Ideal for shady beds and borders. Prefers any well-drained soil in part shade. Height: 90-120cm (3-4ft). More info
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Allium giganteum

Giant Allium, Ornamental Onion

One of the tallest of the allium species, the spectacular ball-shaped blooms are made up of masses of tiny bright purple flowers and have a diameter of at least 20cm (8"). The airy spheres of bloom are followed by architectural seedheads that create a spectacular autumn display. Undemanding and easy to grow, these magnificent, long lasting allium flowers are also excellent for cutting. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 15cm (6").

Useful links:

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    • 1 packet (10 allium seeds)

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    • £4.79

Scabious 'House's Novelty Mix'

Scabiosa caucasica, Pincushion Flower, Caucasian Scabious

A truly elegant border perennial with blooms in blue, mauve and white on long slender stems which are much in demand for cut flowers. Flowers summer. Height 30in.
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Malva sylvestris 'Mystic Merlin'

Mallow

A magical back of border plant with many large, silky blooms in shades from rich purple, through mauve, to the highly unusual and elusive blues. Flowers summer. Height: 150-180cm (5-6ft). Flowers in first year. More info
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Snail Vine

Vigna caracalla, Phaseolus caracalla, Snail Flower, Snail Bean, Corkscrew Flower

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This quick growing, evergreen twining climber is a close relative to the runner bean, grown for its pendants of twisted flowers, like coiled snail shells, up to 5cm (2”) across. The fascinating summer flowers are followed by cylindrical green fruits in late autumn. Requiring a minimum temperature of 15°C (59°F), Vigna caracalla is best grown in patio containers that can be moved indoors to a heated greenhouse or conservatory for the winter. Alternatively, grow snail vines outdoors as an annual. Height: 6m (20'). Spread: 2m (6').
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    • 1 packet (4 seeds)

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Centaurea dealbata

Cornflower, Bachelor's Buttons

An attractive clump forming lavender pink cornflower, with the unusual characteristic of being perennial and flowering In the first year. Easy to grow. adding height and interest to borders, as well as making a superb border cut flower. Height: 80-90cm (32-36in). First Year Flowering Perennial, flowering in June/July.
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Dianthus barbatus 'Kaleidoscope Mixed'

Sweet William

  • RHS Perfect for Pollinators
A cottage garden favourite with an unusual colour twist! This beautiful Sweet William produces large heads of pretty pink flowers that gradually mature to white, creating a delightful bicolour effect. Sweet William 'Kaleidoscope' is highly scented with multi branching stems that make it superb for cutting. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for borders, beds and containers, and will even flower in the same year if sown early. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

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

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    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

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Penstemon x hybrida 'Lilac Frost'

Beard Tongue

Probably the most winter-hardy, resilient Penstemon we have ever found! Bushy mounds of deep green foliage are enhanced by unusual frosty white, bicoloured blooms. Flowers throughout the summer in borders or large containers.
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    • 1 packet (50 seeds)

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