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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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Verbena bonariensis

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

Tall heads of bright, eye-catching rosy lavender, adding a tranquil tropical feel to borders. Height: 120-150cm (4-5ft).
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    • 1 packet (200 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.99

Pansy 'Jolly Joker' F2 Hybrid

Viola x wittrockiana

Jolly Joker, awarded the AAS Medal 1990 and the 1990 Fleuroselect Gold Medal, is probably the most spectacular pansy of its class. The intense orange of its lower petals, contrasts sharply with the deep purple of the upper petals. The effect is both unusual and intriguing. A very versatile and hardy variety which can be sown early for summer flowers or in summer for flowering in autumn and spring and even; in mild winters, through the winter. Height: 15-23cm (6-9in).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (40 pansy seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Geranium pratense 'Purple Haze'

Hardy Geranium, Meadow Cranesbill

One of the hardy Geranium discoveries of the century! 'Purple Haze' is a stunning plant, producing amazing foliage with a unique bronze-purple hue, a shade rarely seen in hardy Geranium foliage. The leaves are deepest in shade during spring, gradually changing to an attractive deep green with strong purple edging. Even more exciting is the striking contrast of the blooms, perfectly themed in shades of gorgeous violet-mauve. Height: 60-75cm (24-30in).

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    • 1 packet (5 geranium seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Echium pininana

Tower of Jewels, Giant Viper's Bugloss, Tree Echium, Echium pinnifolium

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No wonder this is also called Tower of Jewels or 'Pride of Tenerife! Exceptionally tall flower spikes packed with either rose or purple-blue flowers, interspersed with silver-green lanceolate leaves.

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    • 1 packet (25 echium seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £3.99

Catananche caerulea 'Bicolor'

Blue Cupidone, Cupid's Dart

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This first-year flowering hardy perennial is the rarer white form of the blue Cupid's Dart. White semi-double star-like flowers, occasionally flecked with blue, 5cm (2in), stand upon long wiry stems held well above the neat grey green foliage. Together with the silvery buds, this plant makes an eye-catching cut flower, or border plant. Height: 60-90cm (24-36in).

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    • 1 packet (75 catananche seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Cynara cardunculus

Cardoon

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The ripening seed heads of Cynara cardunculus are a fantastic combination of bronzes and golds. The stems are thick and sturdy, the foliage is large, serrated and silver and in its own right presents an imposing border plant for most of the year.
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    • 1 packet (18 cynara seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Datura metel 'Double Blackcurrant Swirl'

Brugmansia, Angels' Trumpet, Downy Thorn Apple

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A dynamic border, container or conservatory plant with large, beautifully double frilled flowers of blackcurrant and lilac-mauve. The many flowers are earlier than most and continue through to frosts outdoors. Flowers mid summer-autumn. Height 1.4m. (5ft)
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    • 1 packet (15 datura seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £3.99 £0.99

Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina'

Mallow

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An easily raised perennial thriving in sun or part shade and producing strong, erect stems crammed with white to pink flowers with purple, almost black 'flamed' markings. Easy, thriving in most soils. A magnificent display. Flowers all summer. Flowers in first year.
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    • 1 packet (50 malva seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

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
    • 1 packet (40 malva seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Delphinium grandiflorum 'Summer Nights'

Delphinium chinense

Attractive dwarf plants covered in a blanket of dainty midnight-blue flowers. Flowering in their first year from sowing makes them perfect for bedding borders or containers, providing a colourful display over a long summer period.

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    • 1 packet (20 delphinium seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.69

Eryngium alpinum 'Blue Lace'

Sea Holly, Alpine Eryngo

A spectacular alpinum selection with impressive long lasting clear violet-blue terminal flower heads on stunning blue stems. Makes an eye-catching addition to any border, and an attractive cut flower. Height: 85cm (34in).
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    • 1 packet (25 eryngium seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £3.29

Nepeta transcaucasica 'Blue Infinity'

Catmint

Tall wands of violet-blue flowers in seemingly infinate quantity over a long period. With its characteristic aromatic fragrance it is extremely effective in the border, long-lived, easily grown and very reliable.

* Seed came to T&M under this name which is yet to be verified.

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    • 1 packet (45 nepeta seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99