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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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Commelina dianthifolia

Bird-bill Day Flower, Widow's Tears

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A very rare plant indeed. This is one of the few plants with such intense blue flowers and that will also perform well in the garden. Flowering in its first year with 2.5cm (1in) gentian blue flowers, it then produces tubers and springs back to life the following year with an unceasing display of blooms. Wonderful in containers, rock gardens and the border (regardless of soil conditions). Hardy down to -8/-10C. Flowers summer. Height 15-30cm (6-12in.)

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    • 1 packet (25 commelina seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £0.99

Geranium pratense 'Purple Haze'

Hardy Geranium, Meadow Cranesbill

One of the hardy Geranium discoveries of the century! 'Purple Haze' is a stunning plant, producing amazing foliage with a unique bronze-purple hue, a shade rarely seen in hardy Geranium foliage. The leaves are deepest in shade during spring, gradually changing to an attractive deep green with strong purple edging. Even more exciting is the striking contrast of the blooms, perfectly themed in shades of gorgeous violet-mauve. Height: 60-75cm (24-30in).

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    • 1 packet (5 geranium seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £0.99

Verbascum x hybrida 'Snow Maiden'

Mullein, Celsia

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A first class garden plant! Well branched, erect spikes covered in large 4cm (1½in) pure white flowers, over a long period. An incredibly beautiful plant for the back of borders, seldom requiring support.

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    • 1 packet (100 verbascum seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £0.99

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 end of August 2016
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Echinacea purpurea 'Double Decker'

Coneflower

A very unusual purple-red flowered variety that produces predominantly single flowers in the first growing season, followed by a high percentage of these visually stunning 'twin' flowers in the second season, with the chance that some may even be fully double. These intriguing flowers grace tall, strong stems and make superb long lasting border perennials, attracting many beneficial insects to your garden.
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    • 1 packet (20 echinacea seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £0.99

Hollyhock 'Halo Mixed'

Alcea rosea, Althaea rosea

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Colour that's almost 2 metres high! And now Hollyhocks are even more colourful thanks to new Hollyhock 'Halo Mixed', with its glowing eyes to add contrast. These stunning cottage garden perennials make a beautiful cut flower for a vase indoors and the edible flowers can even be added to salads for an attractive, tasty treat. Recognised by the European Fleuroselect panel of experts with a novelty award too. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 60cm (24").

Culinary note: try crystallising the flowers for a tasty cake decoration, or use them to make a delicately flavoured syrup to use with puddings. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (25 hollyhock seeds)

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

Red Hot Poker 'Traffic Lights'

Kniphofia hirsuta, Torch Lily

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An intriguing dwarf red hot poker with unusual red, amber and green flower spikes. First year flowering, adding interest to borders and containers. Height: 30-40cm (12-16in). *Sow Sept/Oct to flower the following season.
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    • 1 packet (20 red hot poker seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £0.99

Lupin 'Tutti Frutti'™

Lupinus

The highest quality Lupin ever grown from seed! T&M flower breeders have done it again! Many years of breeding and selection have now given us this stunning new Lupin Tutti Frutti™. Never before has there been a Lupin with as high a quality flower spike from seed. Normally, to get this quality, you would have to buy expensive cutting raised plants. Not only has Tutti Frutti™ been bred for its many large, top quality flower spikes on each plant, but it is also first year flowering from seed. Tutti Frutti™ has also been specially selected for its mouthwatering range of attractive bicoloured flowers, in many different colour tones, many never seen before. This spectacular mixture is sure to add height, character and interest to the borders in your garden. T&M is offering a unique opportunity to grow this high quality Lupin selection at a fraction of the cost of cutting raised plants.
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    • 1 packet (40 lupin seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £2.99

Foxglove 'Apricot'

Digitalis purpurea

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An outstanding introduction producing large spikes of a lovely shade of Apricot. A most unusual and sought after colour. Excellent for the border in sun or part shade, and very useful as a cut flower. Flowers early summer. Height 1.3-1.5m (4-5ft).
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    • 1 packet (450 foxglove seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £0.99