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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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Commelina dianthifolia

Bird-bill Day Flower, Widow's Tears

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A very rare plant indeed. This is one of the few plants with such intense blue flowers and that will also perform well in the garden. Flowering in its first year with 2.5cm (1in) gentian blue flowers, it then produces tubers and springs back to life the following year with an unceasing display of blooms. Wonderful in containers, rock gardens and the border (regardless of soil conditions). Hardy down to -8/-10C. Flowers summer. Height 15-30cm (6-12in.)

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    • 1 packet (25 commelina seeds)

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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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Verbascum x hybrida 'Snow Maiden'

Mullein, Celsia

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A first class garden plant! Well branched, erect spikes covered in large 4cm (1½in) pure white flowers, over a long period. An incredibly beautiful plant for the back of borders, seldom requiring support.

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Echinacea purpurea 'Double Decker'

Coneflower

A very unusual purple-red flowered variety that produces predominantly single flowers in the first growing season, followed by a high percentage of these visually stunning 'twin' flowers in the second season, with the chance that some may even be fully double. These intriguing flowers grace tall, strong stems and make superb long lasting border perennials, attracting many beneficial insects to your garden.
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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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Centranthus 'Star Ruber Mixed'

Valerian, Red Valerian, Pretty Betsy

A beautiful border plant beloved by bees and butterflies. Mixture contains three colours: rose, white and maroon. Plants are lightly fragrant, long flowering and may also be used as a cut flower.
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Red Hot Poker 'Traffic Lights'

Kniphofia hirsuta, Torch Lily

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An intriguing dwarf red hot poker with unusual red, amber and green flower spikes. First year flowering, adding interest to borders and containers. Height: 30-40cm (12-16in). *Sow Sept/Oct to flower the following season.
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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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Pansy 'Mello® 21' F1 Hybrid

Viola x wittrockiana

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Mello® 21 has twenty one different shades and bicolours from black through to white. The flowers are an excellent size without being too big, smooth, well rounded, firm and upward facing on compact plants, held clear of the small foliage. A true spring, summer and winter flowering bedding or container pansy. Combining both cold hardy and heat tolerant genetic lines, it features formula mixing of seed to ensure as near as possible a balance of all 21 colours.


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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Penstemon cobaea 'Wedding Bells'

A first year flowering perennial, Penstemon cobaea 'Wedding Bells' combines some of the best penstemons from T&M's own breeding programme. Satin, bell-shaped flowers in a variety of bright colours and patterns are carried over a particularly long flowering period, above glossy, semi-evergreen foliage. A fantastic alternative to Antirrhinums (snapdragons) in annual bedding schemes, these compact penstemon plants boast large flowers and superb weather resistance. Easy to maintain, these hardy perennials are also attractive to bees. Height: 50cm (18"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 1 packet (50 penstemon seeds)

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Geranium bohemicum 'Orchid Blue'

Hardy Geranium, Cranesbill

Geranium 'Orchid Blue' is a selection by Thompson & Morgan from the species Geranium bohemicum. A short-lived border and ground cover plant which self-seeds to keep continuity. Masses of 2cm (¾in.) flowers of orchid-blue, veined in purple-violet, borne on bushy plants. Makes a delightful show, particularly when situated in a sunny position in the border. Flowers summer. Height 30-45cm (12-18in).

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Echinacea 'PowWow Wild Berry'

Coneflower

With outstanding garden performance and the capacity to produce more flowers per plant than any other seed-raised Coneflower, Echinacea 'PowWow Wild Berry' is a striking addition to any garden. Whether grown as a first-year flowering or as a traditional over-wintered perennial, its unique and intense deep-pink flowers with their dark rose centres will invigorate borders and pots with their vivid colour. Coneflower plants are particularly useful for exposed coastal sites and wildlife gardens. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 1 packet (10 echinacea seeds)

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