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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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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 August 2016
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    • £3.99

Lysimachia ephemerum

Loosestrife

Probably one of the best species with silver lanceolate foliage and stems. The flower spikes contain many small white flowers, gently veined in mauve. A choice perennial from Spain, and an unusual cut flower too. Height: 60-120cm (3-4ft). More info
    • 1 packet (50 lysimachia seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £1.49 £0.99

Dianthus caryophyllus 'Trailing Carnations Mixed'

Wild Carnation

Travelling in the Alpine regions of Europe one is struck by the magnificent and visual impact of their window boxes, hanging baskets, pots, tubs etc. And then we realised that they make liberal use of pendulous carnations adding an extra slant in perspective and design. The colour range is mainly pink and red shades.

Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (100 dianthus seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £0.99

Helianthemum Collection

Rock Rose, Sun Rose

Showy dwarf evergreen shrubs which spread quickly over rocks and slopes and make ideal ground cover. The attractive foliage is smothered from late spring with masses of 2.5cm (1 inch) flowers resembling wild roses in pink, lemon, copper, red, purple and white. They love the sun and stand hot, dry conditions very well. Height: 9-12 inches.
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    • 1 packet (250 helianthemum seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £2.19 £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 August 2016
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    • £0.99

Agastache foeniculum

Anise Hyssop, Agastache anisata, Agastache anethiodora

Silvery-green foliage which is scented unmistakenly of Aniseed. Flower spikes of blue appear during summer. Bees, butterflies and goldfinches love it!

Culinary note: Add both flowers and leaves to cakes or whipping cream for a hint of anise flavour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (60 agastache seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £2.69 £0.99

Dianthus plumarius 'Sonata'

Carnation, Pink

Flowering all summer with very double, fragrant classic cottage garden pinks. Flowers 16-18 weeks from sowing.

Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (30 dianthus seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £1.69

Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite'

Hummingbird Mint

Tubular blooms of apricot orange form dense flower spikes above clumps of silvery green, richly aromatic foliage. Agastache aurantiaca 'Apricot Sprite' is compact and quick growing - the perfect choice for beds and containers or filling gaps in borders. Bred and selected by T&M, this free flowering, half hardy perennial has been awarded a Fleuroselect Quality Mark. All this, and it also flowers in its first year from seed! Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 1 packet (30 agastache seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £0.99

Dianthus caryophyllus 'Stripes & Picotees'

Wild Carnation

A bright mixture primarily pink and cream based but also with 25% yellow or orange ground colour specifically added. All delightfully striped and picoteed.

Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (80 dianthus seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £3.99

Foxglove 'Silver Cub'

Digitalis purpurea subsp. heywoodii

This unusual foxglove produces silvery foliage coated in a layer of thick hair which feels soft to the touch like puppies' ears! Clear white blooms with delicate spotted centres decorate sturdy, mid-height flower stems on multi-branched plants from May to July. Flowering in its first year from a January sowing, grow Foxglove 'Silver Cub' in sunny or partially shaded borders where it will attract bees and other pollinating insects. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 1 packet (100 foxglove seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £1.99

Primula capitata 'Noverna Deep Blue'

Asiatic Primrose

First year flowering. Attractive deep blue flower heads, held aloft by intriguing powdery white stems, above contrasting grey-green foliage. Adds an eye-catching display to borders and containers from summer into autumn. Height: 25-30cm (10-12in).
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    • 1 packet (25 primula seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £3.19

Nepeta cataria

Catmint, Catnip

No cat should be deprived of this! Their reaction to the aromatic silver grey foliage is fascinating. Flower spikes of violet spotted white.

Culinary note: The strong, minty/spicy flavoured flowers can be used sparingly in pasta or rice dishes. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (225 nepeta seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £2.99