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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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Lysimachia atropurpurea

Loosestrife

A superb border plant with silver- green lanceolate foliage and many spikes of claret-red, almost black florets - a highly unusual colour in perennials. May also be used in containers or as a cut flower.
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    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

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    • £3.69

Dianthus plumarius 'Sonata'

Pink

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

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

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    • £1.49

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 seeds)

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Dianthus plumarius 'Ipswich Pinks Mixed'

Pink

Ipswich 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.

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    • 1 packet (75 seeds)

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    • £1.49

Eryngium giganteum 'Miss Willmott's Ghost'

Eryngium giganteum, Sea Holly

A highly ornate border plant with heart-shaped basal foliage from which rise stems of many decorative steel-blue cones surrounded by a collar of prickly, scalloped leaves. During the summer the foliage transforms from mid green to silvery-grey. Wonderful for dried arrangements, especially at Christmas. Plants can be short lived but often self seed before dying. Height: 90-100cm (36-40in).
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    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

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Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls'

Silver Ponyfoot

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Vigorous growth displays true cascading plants with attractive glistening silver foliage and stems. Excellent added to mixed containers or creates a stunning basket plant on its own. Height: 5-7.5cm (2-3 inches). Spread/Trailing 90-120cm (3-4 feet).

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    • 1 packet (10 seeds)

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    • £3.99

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: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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Cerastium tomentosum

Snow-in-summer

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A low spreading rock plant with silvery leaves, topped by pure white flowers. Easy and attractive, particularly useful for quickly covering sunny banks etc. Each plant having a spread of 60cm (24in). Flowers late spring/summer.

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    • 1 packet (320 seeds)

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Dianthus plumarius 'Sweetness Mixed'

Pink

A true breakthrough! First year flowering from July to September from an early (February) sowing, producing heavily scented pinks. Dwarf, bushy, spreading plants; ideal for cottage or perennial borders. Easy to maintain - simply trim spent blooms with shears at the end of the season.


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (50 seeds)

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    • £2.39

Dianthus caryophyllus 'Giant Chabaud Mixed'

Wild Carnation

The fragrance and the range of colour is very good. Double beautifully scented, fringed flowers.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (200 seeds)

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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
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Verbascum x hybrida 'Copper Rose' F1 Hybrid

Mullein, Celsia

The robust plants are actually incapable of setting viable seed, so we must offer seed which has been pollinated meticulously by hand between the two parent plants. As with most F1 Hybrids, special factors are tremendous vigour and a plant that just keeps on flowering, as it tries to produce seed which it cannot do. The gorgeous silky, large blooms will smother the soft, silver stems which reach up to 3ft. A great range of fashionable and delicious colours - ranging from copper to buff, apricot, old rose, tan and other lovely blends, all bursting from the contrasting silvery-grey flower spikes and buds. Sown in January/February they will easily flower during the summer of their first year, and if cut back will often re-bloom. An excellent performer. More info
    • 1 packet (10 seeds)

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    • £5.99