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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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Lisianthius nigrescens

Flower of Death

This rare exotic plant is little known outside its native homeland of Mexico. A choice species, and seldom offered, Lisianthius nigrescens bears long, tubular flowers of the darkest black, on slender, towering stems. This extraordinary perennial makes a dramatic specimen plant and a fascinating talking point that will create interest and wonder at the back of borders. Lisianthius nigrescens is half-hardy but will require winter protection in a frost free environment during the winter months. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 50cm (20"). More info
    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

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Foxglove 'Glittering Prizes Mixed'

Digitalis purpurea

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A much sought after old traditional foxglove with flowers much larger than usual which are delightfully and exotically splashed and mottled in a good range of rich colours, purple, lilac, cream, white and rose. Each flower has a large purple blotched throat. A tall, majestic plant flowering somewhat earlier than other varieties. Ideal for the back of the border and a excellent cut flower. Flowers early summer. Height 120-180cm (4-6ft).

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    • 1 packet (300 seeds)

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Hollyhock 'Antwerp Mixed'

Alcea ficifolia

A rich cottage garden mixture of colourful pastel shades. The Antwerp blend has attractive and unusual palmate foliage, and is also shown to have the best levels of resistance to the common Hollyhock problem of rust. Excellent for borders, especially planted in groups. Height: 150-180cm (5-6ft).

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

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

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Hollyhock 'Chater's Double Apricot'

Alcea rosea, Althaea rosea

This magnificent strain, with fully double flowers of rich apricot on tall imposing spikes of blooms, gives an air of stately splendour. One of the finest background plants for the border and is equally effective when grown in small groups. Usually flowers in its second year. Flowers mid to late summer. Height 1.5-2m (5-6ft).


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

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Hollyhock 'Chater's Double Icicle'

Alcea rosea, Althaea rosea

A classic cottage Hollyhock. Spectacular, large, crystal white, fully double, powder-puff blooms grace tall strong stems from mid summer until autumn. Adds height and a touch of style to the back of perennial or cottage garden borders. Especially effective when planted in groups. Height 1.5-1.8m (5-6ft).

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

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Hollyhock 'Peaches 'n' Dreams'®

Alcea rosea, Althaea rosea

An elegant, high quality border plant resulting from T&M's own breeding program. Tall, stately flower spikes packed with many fully double, power-puff blooms of peachy-cream, some with a tinge of raspberry-pink. Best grown in groups at the back of the border. Flowers mid to late summer. Height 1.5-2m. (5-6ft).

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

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Aconitum carmichaelii

Monkshood, Wolf's Bane, Aconitum fischeri

An imposing long flowering, long lived perennial with pyramids of beautiful 2 inch flowers. Aconitum is an excellent border plant easily grown from seed. Rich blue flower spikes add a unique colour to the garden, held aloft delphinium-like foliage. Aconitum spikes also last as a cut flower.
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Sunflower x laetiflorus

Helianthus x laetiflorus, Perennial Sunflower, Showy Sunflower

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A true perennial Sunflower adding height and colour to perennial borders, flowering in their first year. Stunning bright yellow 10-12cm (4-5in) diameter blooms with deep yellow centres, will brighten your garden over a long period attracting birds and butterflies. Height: 150-180cm (5-6ft).


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


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Malva sylvestris 'Mystic Merlin'

Mallow

A magical back of border plant with many large, silky blooms in shades from rich purple, through mauve, to the highly unusual and elusive blues. Flowers summer. Height: 150-180cm (5-6ft). Flowers in first year. More info
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Verbascum x hybrida 'Banana Custard'

Mullein, Celsia

A fantastic new Verbascum! Strong, erect spikes literally packed with very large 2in. flowers of brightest, dazzling two-tone yellow. A glowing, valuable back of border, cottage garden plant. Remove spent stems to encourage a second flush of flowers. Height: 150-180cm (5-6ft). More info
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Hollyhock 'Halo White'

Alcea rosea, Althaea rosea

Large, bright white single flowers with an attractive bright yellow 'halo' in the centre of each bloom. Hollyhock Halo White produces tall flower spikes on strong bushy plants with plenty of eye-catching flowers on each spike to add dramatic height to your borders in late summer.

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

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