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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

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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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
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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 seeds)

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

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    • 1 packet (225 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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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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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: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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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 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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Agastache aurantiaca 'Fragrant Mixed'

Hummingbird Mint

Dense spikes of tasselled, tubular flowers erupt above neat clumps of aromatic foliage. The tall, airy flower spikes make a lovely addition to cottage garden borders where they will attract insects to their dainty blooms.Colourful Agastache aurantiaca 'Fragrant Mixed' is quick and easy to grow, flowering in its first year from sowing - perfect for filling summer containers and plugging gaps in beds and borders! Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 1 packet (60 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 seeds)

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    • £3.99