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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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Dianthus barbatus 'Kaleidoscope Mixed'

Sweet William

  • RHS Perfect for Pollinators
A cottage garden favourite with an unusual colour twist! This beautiful Sweet William produces large heads of pretty pink flowers that gradually mature to white, creating a delightful bicolour effect. Sweet William 'Kaleidoscope' is highly scented with multi branching stems that make it superb for cutting. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for borders, beds and containers, and will even flower in the same year if sown early. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

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

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    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

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    • £1.29

Hollyhock 'Nigra'

Alcea rosea, Althaea rosea

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

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    • 1 packet (50 seeds)

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    • £1.49

Monarda didyma 'T&M Superb Mixed'

Bee Balm, Bergamot

Candelabra-like whorls of flowers in a formula mixture with mint scented foliage. Indispensable border flower for most soils, particularly damp sites. Height 90-100cm (30-40in).

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

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    • 1 packet (80 seeds)

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    • £2.99

Monarda citriodora subsp. austromontana 'Bees' Favourite'

Bee Balm, Bergamot

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Masses of flower spikes bearing tiers of soft mauve flowers are produced by this quick and easy to grow border plant. It flowers easily in its first season from an early sowing, producing a bold display of flowers over a long period. Exceptional for its unusually shaped flowers on strong square stems and the rich minty fragrance, which is freely released when the plant is brushed. Compact upright habit and makes a very neat and tidy plant which will add structure and shape to the border, particularly if planted in groups of three. Excellent for cutting and beloved by bees. Requirements: One of the easiest perennials to cultivate. Happy in sun or light shade and any ordinary garden soil, although they prefer a rich moisture retentive soil which doesn't dry out in the summer. They are very easy to grow, the mat like roots soon forming a large clump, but are not usually invasive. In dry soils they don't grow quite so tall.

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

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • £3.19

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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    • 1 packet (50 seeds)

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    • £2.99

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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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

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    • £2.99

Salvia sclarea var. turkestanica

Biennial Clary

Scores of tall stems bearing many pink to white bracts and soft blue and white tiny flowers. Remaining spectacular, even in early autumn.

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

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    • 1 packet (50 seeds)

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    • £2.89

Dianthus barbatus 'Indian Carpet Mixed'

Sweet William

A dwarf compact variety with a very wide colour range and excellent for bedding. It can be treated either as a biennial or as a half hardy annual to produce flowers the same season usually in around 10 weeks from sowing. Flowers early summer. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for cottage garden borders, beds and containers. Height 6in.

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

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    • 1 packet (400 seeds)

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    • £2.09

Nepeta cataria

Catmint, Catnip

No cat should be deprived of this! Their reaction to the aromatic silver grey foliage is fascinating. Flower spikes of violet spotted white.

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

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    • 1 packet (225 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of July 2014
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    • £2.99

Salvia sclarea var. turkestanica alba

Biennial Clary

A really choice border plant! Quickly becoming established, the many, strong erect stems are topped with plumes of white and lime-green bracts, which have a maroon underside. A superb plant to give colour balance to the garden.

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

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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

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    • £1.49

Dianthus barbatus nigrescens 'Sooty'

Sweet William

Supremely different to other Sweet Williams with 7cm (2½in) fragrant blooms of deepest maroon-chocolate on red stems and mid green foliage which matures to metallic mahogany. Stunning cut flower and border plant. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for cottage garden borders, beds and containers. Height: 30-38cm (12-15in).

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

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    • 1 packet (75 seeds)

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    • £2.69

Nepeta cataria ssp. citrina

Lemon Catmint, Nepeta cataria 'Citriodora'

Quite unlike ordinary catmint, handle or squeeze the leaves and they give off a rich lemony fragrancy which pervades the garden with rich flowery perfume on still, warm summer evenings. It's easy to grow and can be treated as either annual or perennial making a good border or summer hedge plant.

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

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • £2.49