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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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Heteropappus meyendorfii 'Blue Knoll'

Seed of this amazing new garden plant can be sown early in the year* and by the same autumn will be completely smothered in hundreds and thousands of shiny, light reflecting flowers, forming perfect mounds (or knolls) 30cm (12in) high and 45cm (18in) across. During a season when little else is in flower, they are a perfect fit for a change in containers or will brighten up the border, looking like blue charm chrysanthemums. No matter what the weather conditions - torrential rain, snow or frost they continue to look far and away the best, brightest plant in the garden, even right through November. *Sow during January/February to flower in October/November. Sow September/October to flower following September/October. More info
    • 1 packet (50 heteropappus seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £0.99

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 Monday
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    • £0.99

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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    • 1 packet (100 centrantus seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £0.99

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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    • 1 packet (30 pansy seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £0.99

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)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £2.49

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
    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £0.99

Pansy 'Petite Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Viola x wittrockiana

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T&M believe that this is The Best Winter Flowering Pansy! Earlier and more floriferous than many old favourites, with the widest colour spectrum imaginable. Very dwarf, compact plants, flowering over a long period in borders and containers. 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 (35 pansy seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £3.99

Knautia macedonica

Macedonian Scabious, Scabiosa rumelica

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One of the finest perennials for the border we have seen. It has a very long season of flowering lasting well into the autumn and early winter. The dense, double, pin cushion scabious like flowers are a brilliantly strong cherry red, a rare colour in border flowers. Makes a large, neat, rounded bushy plant producing many flowers which are excellent for cutting. Easy to grow and undemanding. Flowers summer/autumn. Height 90-120cm (3-4ft).
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    • 1 packet (50 knautia macedonica seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £3.99

Salvia patens

Gentian Sage

A classic border plant, ideal for adding a cool blue drift to your planting schemes. The attractive, large blue hooded florets are borne on erect stems above toothed foliage. First year flowering, blooms throughout the summer into autumn. Height: 45-60cm (18-24in).
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    • 1 packet (15 salvia seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £0.99

Erigeron karvinskianus 'Profusion'

Erigeron karvinskianus, Fleabane, Mexican Fleabane

Lovely subject for hanging baskets, window boxes, patio tubs. Flowers within 3 months.
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    • 1 packet (200 erigeron seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £3.49

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. 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 (20 pansy seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £0.99

Wallflower 'Sugar Rush' F1 Hybrid

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

  • Best New Bedding Plant at the Grower of the Year Awards 2013

Winner in the 'Best New Bedding Plant' category at the Grower of the Year Awards 2013, this is one of the most exciting wallflowers to emerge in recent years. Dense, fragrant flower spikes in shades of cream, yellow, red and purple appear not only in the spring, but throughout the autumn too, blooming just 10 weeks after sowing! With a delightful sweet fragrance and compact, multi-branching habit, Wallflower 'Sugar Rush' is perfect for beds, borders, containers and window boxes, creating a mass of colour and scent when much of the garden is dormant. Versatile and undemanding, wallflowers are tough enough to cope in even the poorest soils. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

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    • 1 packet (20 wallflower seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £2.99