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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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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 cerastium seeds)

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    • £0.69

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)

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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
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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 dianthus seeds)

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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 lysimachia seeds)

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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)

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Echium pininana - Exotic Seed Collection

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)

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Lavender 'Mini Blue'

Lavandula angustifolia, English Lavender

A delightful dwarf lavender flowering in its first year from an early sowing! Compact, rounded plants quickly become smothered with masses of highly fragrant, deep purple lavender flowers from mid-summer onwards, which are highly attractive to bees. With impressive garden performance, Lavender 'Mini Blue' is ideal for growing in containers or used as a neat evergreen edging to beds and borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").


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


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    • 1 packet (20 lavender seeds)

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Eryngium giganteum 'Miss Willmott's Ghost'

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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Dianthus plumarius 'Sonata'

Carnation, 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 dianthus 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
    • 1 packet (50 lysimachia seeds)

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Dianthus plumarius 'Ipswich Pinks Mixed'

Carnation, 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 dianthus seeds)

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    • £1.49