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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!
Lord Anson's Pea
Lathyrus nervosus, Sweet Pea
A highly desirable and sought after half hardy perennial with handsome, clear blue sweet pea flowers on completely wingless stems. The scented blooms of Lathyrus nervosus are produced in profusion throughout summer, beautifully complimented by leathery grey-green foliage. Lord Anson’s Pea has a sprawling bushy habit that makes it ideal for weaving through shrubs or romping over low walls and hedges. Height: Up to 5m (15’). Spread: 30cm (12").
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Giant Lily, Lilium giganteum
Spectacular fragrant, trumpet-shaped blooms as many as 50 at a time. Worth the wait as it can take 3+ years to flower.More info
Dianthus plumarius 'Ipswich Pinks Mixed'
Carnation, PinkIpswich Pinks were made famous by Joseph Sangster, the breeder and proprietor of T&M from 1913-52. They create a solid mass of colour in pinks, reds, bicolours and white, above blue foliage that is close and tightly knit. Ground smothering weed suppressors, they remain evergreen (blue). Floriferous and fragrant, they are welcome cut flowers and a necessity for the cottage garden, border or rock garden, being also suitable for edging or walls. A hardy perennial, they grow to a height of 23cm (9in) and can spread 60-70cm (24-30in). Flowering extends from late spring till the end of summer.
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
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