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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 seeds)

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    • £0.99

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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    • £1.99

Salvia coccinea 'Summer Jewel Red'

Scarlet Sage

  • Flowers all summer until the first frosts
Applauded by Fleuroselect judges, Salvia coccinea 'Summer Jewel Red' is quicker to flower and more compact than other dwarf salvias. This free flowering variety bears its long lasting scarlet blooms above compact aromatic foliage. Scarlet Sage makes a stunning addition to borders and containers where it will attract pollinating insects to its fiery blooms. Although perennial, Salvia coccinea is half hardy and best treated as an annual in the UK. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

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    • £2.99

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 seeds)

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    • £3.69

Echinacea 'PowWow Wild Berry'

Coneflower

With outstanding garden performance and the capacity to produce more flowers per plant than any other seed-raised Coneflower, Echinacea 'PowWow Wild Berry' is a striking addition to any garden. Whether grown as a first-year flowering or as a traditional over-wintered perennial, its unique and intense deep-pink flowers with their dark rose centres will invigorate borders and pots with their vivid colour. Coneflower plants are particularly useful for exposed coastal sites and wildlife gardens. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 1 packet (10 seeds)

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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 seeds)

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    • £3.49

Dianthus plumarius 'Sonata'

Pink

Flowering all summer with very double, fragrant classic cottage garden pinks. Flowers 16-18 weeks from sowing.

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

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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.

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £0.69

Pansy 'Chalon Supreme Wildberry Mixed'

Viola x wittrockiana

A stunning mixture of large ruffled flowered pansies in a dazzling wild berry blend of purple picotees and rose shades. Bushy compact plants flower over a long period brightening autumn, spring or summer containers. Spring sowings will give flowers during early summer, whilst summer and autumn sowings will bloom the following winter or spring.


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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Hollyhock 'Fiesta Time'

Alcea rosea, Althaea rosea

A beautiful, cottage garden favourite which will flower quickly from seed in its first year. Robust, dwarf plants produce stout stems which carry wonderful, double, cerise-pink, fringed blooms from mid to late summer. Very impressive when planted together in small groups in borders or try planting in large containers for a gorgeous patio display of hollyhocks!

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

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Pansy 'Padparadja' F2 Hybrid

Viola x wittrockiana

So intense is the effect of its solid orange blooms, it is unlikely there is anything to match it.

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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Scabious 'Beaujolais Bonnets'

Scabiosa, Pincushion Flower

An attractive first year flowering perennial, producing bushy plants with clusters of wiry stems clothed in unusual rich burgundy flowers with contrasting paler outer petals and white stamens. Ideal for attracting butterflies to your borders or containers. Height: 50-60cm (20-24in).
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    • 1 packet (50 seeds)

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    • £3.29