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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!
Alcea rosea, Althaea rosea
Tall strong stems bearing chocolate maroon flowers, becoming almost 'black' towards the centre. This is a unique variety creating an impressive impact against most backgrounds. Flowers mid to late summer. Height 5ft.
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.More info
Lathyrus latifolius (Mixed)
Everlasting Sweet Pea, Perennial Sweet PeaMore info
Lathyrus latifolius 'White Pearl'
Everlasting Sweet Pea, Perennial Sweet Pea, Lathyrus latifolius 'Albus'More info
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