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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

Myosotis sylvatica 'Bobo Mixed'

Forget-Me-Not

Essential spring bedding plants. Forget-me-nots are usually blue, but also found here in pink and white, and all on dwarf, compact plants! A fantastic accessory to spring beds and borders, complementing golden Daffodils and Tulips.
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    • 1 packet (100 myosotis seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £1.99 £0.99

Salvia patens

Gentian Sage

A classic border plant, ideal for adding a cool blue drift to your planting schemes. The attractive, large blue hooded florets are borne on erect stems above toothed foliage. First year flowering, blooms throughout the summer into autumn. Height: 45-60cm (18-24in).
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    • 1 packet (15 salvia 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

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 lysimachia seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £3.69

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

Agapanthus 'Headbourne Hybrids'

African Blue Lily

Free flowering with large round heads of true blue flowers growing into a thick established clump. Truly hardy. Bold, attractive bulbous plants for sheltered borders, tubs, containers etc. Elegant strap shaped leaves and bunches of blue flowers on 2-3ft long sterns. The dried seed head can be used for winter decoration. There is considerable evidence that these hybrids are really hardy in many parts of the British Isles, particularly where good drainage is possible. They flower freely in their second year and generally make very good garden plants, growing into a thick established clump. Flowers mid/late summer. More info
    • 1 packet (22 agapanthus seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £3.99

Erigeron karvinskianus 'Profusion'

Erigeron karvinskianus, Fleabane, Mexican Fleabane

Lovely subject for hanging baskets, window boxes, patio tubs. Flowers within 3 months.
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    • 1 packet (200 erigeron seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £3.49

Chrysanthemum x koreanum 'Fanfare Improved' F1 Hybrid

Chrysanthemum x grandiflorum, Florist's Chrysanthemum

The cooler it is the earlier it blooms continuing till hard frost. Double pom-pom, 3in flowers on semi-dwarf plants. Magnificent cut flower.


Companion planting: Try growing Chrysanthemums with chives, whose aromatic leaves will deter aphids.


Useful links:

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    • 1 packet (40 chrysanthemum seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Dianthus caryophyllus 'Trailing Carnations Mixed'

Wild Carnation

Travelling in the Alpine regions of Europe one is struck by the magnificent and visual impact of their window boxes, hanging baskets, pots, tubs etc. And then we realised that they make liberal use of pendulous carnations adding an extra slant in perspective and design. The colour range is mainly pink and red shades.

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 (100 dianthus seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

Malva moschata 'Snow White'

Musk Mallow

Dwarf, compact plants, covered by masses of glistening snow white flowers. Excellent garden performance, flowering over a long period all summer. Ideal for borders or containers. Flowers in first year. Height: 30-38cm (12-15in).
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    • 1 packet (40 malva seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £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