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!
Pansy 'Singing the Blues'
Viola x wittrockiana
This mixture of four enchanting colours, in shades and contrasts of blue, are not just pretty but the most sensational breakthrough in Violas for a decade. They were specifically bred for containers, baskets and ground cover, possessing a unique trailing habit. Above all they are wonderfully fragrant with a gorgeous, pervading sweet scent. Flowers appear in abundance and because they are tolerant to cold and heat, they can be grown all year round. Height: 2-3in Flowers spring/summer.
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
Delosperma floribunda 'Stardust'
The perfect plant for that hot, dry spot in your borders or rockeries. Dwarf, shiny, deep green, almost metallic-looking succulent foliage bursts into bloom from mid May. Plants are covered with spectacular lilac-purple flowers flowers with large white centres, flowering until the first frost. Loved by butterflies. Height: 10-15cm (4-6in) More info
Prunella grandiflora 'Freelander Blue'
Self-heal, Large Self-healCustomer Rating
Originating in the mountainous regions of Europe, this vigorous and hardy perennial has been very successfully bred and selected from the wild form. Its lovely flower spikes of deep violet-blue blooms make a great choice for the front of borders and will serve as excellent ground cover as well.
Often known as 'self heal' - the foliage was used to stop bleeding in medieval times - this charming plant will attract bees and butterflies to the garden.More info