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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 May 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 May 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 May 2016
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    • £0.99

Hellebore (Christmas Rose)

Helleborus niger

Surprise your friends and neighbours with an arrangement of Christmas roses for the festive season! Beautiful blooms at a time when little else is available. From seed you can have a group quite close together in a way which would cost you a great deal if you bought the plants. They flower in about three years from seed and invariably produce stronger, healthier plants.

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    • 1 packet (40 hellebore seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Pansy 'Mello® 21' F1 Hybrid

Viola x wittrockiana

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Mello® 21 has twenty one different shades and bicolours from black through to white. The flowers are an excellent size without being too big, smooth, well rounded, firm and upward facing on compact plants, held clear of the small foliage. A true spring, summer and winter flowering bedding or container pansy. Combining both cold hardy and heat tolerant genetic lines, it features formula mixing of seed to ensure as near as possible a balance of all 21 colours.


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 (30 pansy seeds)

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

Geranium bohemicum 'Orchid Blue'

Hardy Geranium, Cranesbill

Geranium 'Orchid Blue' is a selection by Thompson & Morgan from the species Geranium bohemicum. A short-lived border and ground cover plant which self-seeds to keep continuity. Masses of 2cm (¾in.) flowers of orchid-blue, veined in purple-violet, borne on bushy plants. Makes a delightful show, particularly when situated in a sunny position in the border. Flowers summer. Height 30-45cm (12-18in).

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    • 1 packet (8 geranium seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £3.49 £0.99

Pansy 'Tiger Eyes' F1 Hybrid

Viola x wittrockiana

This impressive Viola is no freak of nature, rather the result of an impressive breeding programme. Attractive old-gold petals are inlaid with intricate black veins, contrasting with the fresh, dark green foliage. Create an eyecatching display in borders or containers. Suitable for summer or winter flowering.


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 (20 pansy seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.69

Coreopsis grandiflora 'Presto'

Tickseed

A breeding breakthrough, a true first year flowering perennial Coreopsis, ideal for planting in containers, window boxes or towards the front of borders. Naturally dwarf and compact ball-shaped plants are smothered in double golden yellow blooms all summer.
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    • 1 packet (40 coreopsis seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.59

Gaillardia aristata 'Arizona Sun'

Blanket Flower

Extremely dwarf, compact mound-forming plants become a mass of radiant red and gold large, daisy-like flowers throughout the summer. Flowers very quickly from seed, so makes a useful addition to perennial borders, or will add interest to bedding displays and containers.
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    • 1 packet (20 gaillardia seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £2.99

Pansy 'Padparadja' F2 Hybrid

Viola x wittrockiana

So intense is the effect of its solid orange blooms, it is unlikely there is anything to match it.

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 (50 pansy seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Dianthus deltoides 'Micro Chips'

Carnation, Maiden Pink

A true first year flowering perennial Dianthus that is very quick to bloom. Dwarf deep green foliage, soon becomes smothered in a spectacular mixture of dainty serrated edged flowers. Stunning in containers, used as ground cover at the front of borders or added to rockeries. Height: 15-20cm.

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 May 2016
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    • £0.99