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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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Red Hot Poker 'Traffic Lights'

Kniphofia hirsuta, Torch Lily

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)

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    • £0.99

Arum Lily

Zantedeschia aethiopica, Calla Lily

A soothing sight by the waterside, in moist borders or large containers. These robust plants produce glossy foliage shooting like arrows from the base, then from late spring to mid-summer, the beautiful, pure white Arum Lily blooms become a sparkling attraction. Hardy with dry mulch winter protection. More info
    • 1 packet (20 arum seeds)

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Echium pininana

Tower of Jewels, Giant Viper's Bugloss, Tree Echium, Echium pinnifolium

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No wonder this is also called Tower of Jewels or 'Pride of Tenerife! Exceptionally tall flower spikes packed with either rose or purple-blue flowers, interspersed with silver-green lanceolate leaves.

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    • 1 packet (25 echium seeds)

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Silene laciniata 'Jack Flash'

Catchfly, Campion

Wow! What a stunning perennial! Easy to grow and sure to catch some admiring glances. Attractive bright red, starburst blooms borne on slender stems. Goes on flowering over a very long period.
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Tree Peony 'Rockii Mixed'

Paeonia

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A much sought-after variety. The tissue paper white blooms are splashed with deep burgundy at the base of each petal. There are few plants that can compete with the beauty of a tree peony in full bloom. A mature plant can boast in excess of a hundred exotic blooms, each measuring up to 25cm (10") or more in diameter! These exceptional shrubs are hardy and disease resistant, and will continue to bloom for a lifetime. The exotic flowers of Tree Peony ÔRockii Mixed' are simply breathtaking in borders and make exquisite cut flowers. When grown from seed, tree peonies will reward patient gardeners by blooming 5-7 years from sowing. Height and spread: 150cm (60").

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How to plant peonies

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    • 1 packet (5 tree peony seeds)

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Canna indica 'T&M Hybrids'

Indian Shot Plant

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Shades of yellow, red and cream with pretty bronze or green foliage. Sow early.
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Alstroemeria 'Ligtu Hybrids'

Peruvian Lily

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Invaluable long-lived border plants in numerous shades of pink, orange and scarlet with distinctive, contrasting stripe. One of the worlds' most popular cut flowers.
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    • 1 packet (35 alstroemeria seeds)

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Tropaeolum speciosum

Flame Nasturtium, Flame Flower, Flame Creeper

Flame Flower. Gorgeous scarlet flowered climber. Climbs to 180-300cm (6-10ft).
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    • 1 packet (10 tropaeolum speciosum seeds)

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Cardiocrinum giganteum

Giant Lily, Lilium giganteum

This astonishing hardy perennial makes a fascinating talking point. The tall stems of the Giant Himalayan Lily tower to 2.5m (98") or more in an awe-inspiring display. With maturity Cardicrinum giganteum is topped with a crown of white Lily-like blooms from June the July. The trumpet shaped flowers have a powerful fragrance, attracting plenty of pollinating insects, before they are replaced by interesting oblong seedpods in late summer. The Giant Himalayan Lily may take 3 or more years to flower but is well worth the wait.

This fascinating plant is monocarpic, meaning that it dies after flowering - but don’t be put off, it leaves behind offsets that will flower in 3 to 5 years time. Cardiocrinum giganteum is a most unusual plant that will add a real focal point to lightly shaded exotic gardens and woodland borders. Height: 250 cm (98"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 1 packet (40 cardiocrinum seeds)

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Echium pininana - Exotic Seed Collection

Tower of Jewels, Giant Viper's Bugloss, Tree Echium, Echium pinnifolium

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No wonder this is also called Tower of Jewels or 'Pride of Tenerife! Exceptionally tall flower spikes packed with either rose or purple-blue flowers, interspersed with silver-green lanceolate leaves.

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    • 1 packet (25 echium seeds)

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    • £3.99

Mimulus x hybridus 'Magic Yellow Flame' F1 Hybrid

Diplacus, Monkey Flower, Musk

Wow! Dwarf compact early flowering plants are smothered in stunning golden-yellow blooms. Intriguingly marked with delicate vibrant orange spots. This versatile variety for borders or containers will burst into colour when grown in sun or shade. Height: 15-23cm (6-9in). More info
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Snail Vine

Vigna caracalla, Phaseolus caracalla, Snail Flower, Snail Bean, Corkscrew Flower

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This quick growing, evergreen twining climber is a close relative to the runner bean, grown for its pendants of twisted flowers, like coiled snail shells, up to 5cm (2") across. The fascinating summer flowers are followed by cylindrical green fruits in late autumn. Requiring a minimum temperature of 15°C (59°F), Vigna caracalla is best grown in patio containers that can be moved indoors to a heated greenhouse or conservatory for the winter. Alternatively, grow snail vines outdoors as an annual. Height: 6m (20'). Spread: 2m (6').
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    • 1 packet (4 snail vine seeds)

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    • £0.99