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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!
Foxglove 'Summer King'
Digitalis x mertonensis
Commonly known as the Strawberry Foxglove. This very compact variety produces neat flower spikes with huge, eye-catching strawberry-rose bells. A vigorous variety which is sure to make any early season garden shine, as well as attracting nectar-loving bees. Digitalis Summer King is a naturally occurring cross between the yellow-flowered Digitalis grandiflora and lavender-rose-flowered Digitalis purpurea.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
Duchesnea indica 'Harlequin'
Indian Strawberry, Mock Strawberry, Fragaria indica
Commonly known as the Indian strawberry. Attractive variegated-leaved plants produce yellow flowers followed by red edible fruits similar to alpine strawberries. Ideal in hanging pots, cascading over rockery or as a ground cover plant.More info
Viola x williamsiana 'Floral Powers Mixed' F1 Hybrid
This delightful mixture of very bushy and free-flowering plants is proving to be one of the best viola introductions in recent years. Out-flowering all other varieties, Viola Floral Powers Mixed has large blooms and, as its name suggests, fabulous 'flower power'. Early to bloom in a wonderful range of colours and performing well in borders, containers and baskets.
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
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