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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)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.29

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)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.69

Agastache hybrida 'Astello Indigo'

  • Fleuroselect Gold Medal
Indulge your senses with the fabulous mint-scented flower-spikes of Agastache hybrid 'Astello Indigo'. The long-lasting, deep blue flower spikes are irresistible to bees and butterflies and make a fabulous addition to borders and containers. This attractive half-hardy perennial is ideal for gravel gardens and wildlife borders, although it is generally grown as an annual in colder areas. 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 (15 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.99

Lisianthius nigrescens

Flower of Death

This rare exotic plant is little known outside its native homeland of Mexico. A choice species, and seldom offered, Lisianthius nigrescens bears long, tubular flowers of the darkest black, on slender, towering stems. This extraordinary perennial makes a dramatic specimen plant and a fascinating talking point that will create interest and wonder at the back of borders. Lisianthius nigrescens is half-hardy but will require winter protection in a frost free environment during the winter months. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 50cm (20"). More info
    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.99

Gerbera jamesonii 'T&M Mixed' F2 Hybrid

Barberton Daisy, Transvaal Daisy

Fast growing and early to flower, this special T&M blend of large- bloomed gerbera make spectacular house plants. Perfect for the patio in summer and a sunny windowsill or glasshouse during the cooler months, they'll provide months of vibrant colour. The flowers are of the very best quality and make excellent cut flowers. Height: 30-40cm (12-16"). More info
    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.69

Rose multiflora nana perpetua 'Garden Party'

Rosa

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This lovely miniature rose is bred for improved germination making it easy to grow from seed. Flowering in its first year from an early sowing, Rose multiflora nana perpetua 'Garden Party' produces wide, open blooms in delicate shades of rose and pale pink. Perfect for edging beds and borders or growing in containers as an attractive centre piece for the patio table. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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


Companion planting: Try growing roses with garlic, chives, thyme or mint to help deter aphids and blackfly.


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    • 1 packet (20 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.89

Verbena tenuisecta 'Desert Jewels Mixed'

Moss Verbena, Glandularia, Vervain

Enjoy the pretty flowers and lacy foliage of this semi- trailing verbena. This fabulous colour mix produces long lasting blooms on drought tolerant plants that make a lovely addition to any garden. With a relaxed spreading habit, Verbena tenuisecta 'Desert Jewels Mixed' looks sensational spilling from baskets and containers or tumbling through borders and rockeries. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 packet (35 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.69

Stock 'Sweetly Scented Mixed' - Part of the Alan Titchmarsh Collection

Matthiola incana, Gillyflower

 
    I find the fragrance of stocks a bit addictive, I must admit! Sow Stock 'Sweetly Scented Mixed' this year for blooms next spring with daffodils and tulips; create a cocktail of fragrance and colour. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 35cm (14").
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      • 1 packet (200 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £1.69

    Armeria pseudarmeria 'Ballerina Mixed'

    Sea Pink, Large-flowered Thrift, Armeria maritima

    This pretty mix of sea thrift produces pretty globe-shaped flowerheads in a lovely colour blend of red, lilac and white. The long lasting blooms smother neat evergreen cushions of foliage throughout summer, attracting bees and other insects to their nectar rich flowers. Armeria pseudarmeria 'Ballerina Mixed' flower in their first year, and return bigger and better each summer. Undemanding and easy to grow, these appealing little perennials are well suited to poorer soils and coastal conditions with a toughness that belies their beauty. Height and spread: 25cm (10").
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      • 1 packet (20 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £3.69

    Foxglove 'Dalmatian Peach' F1 Hybrid

    Digitalis purpurea

    Soft apricot coloured blooms delicately spotted with yellow cream markings make this beautiful digitalis particularly beguiling. Foxglove 'Dalmation Peach' produces well branched, compact, dwarf plants that flower surprisingly quickly in their first year from sowing. The upright flower spikes of this superb cottage garden perennial are ideal for adding height to the back of borders or planting en masses for an enchanting, informal bedding scheme. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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      • 1 packet (12 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £3.09

    Foxglove 'Dalmatian Cream' F1 Hybrid

    Digitalis purpurea

    Exquisitely simple white blooms with rich purple spotted interiors make a sophisticated summer display. Foxglove 'Dalmation Cream' produces well branched, compact, dwarf plants that flower surprisingly quickly in their first year from sowing. The upright flower spikes of this superb cottage garden perennial are ideal for adding height to the back of borders or planting en masses for an enchanting, informal bedding scheme. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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      • 1 packet (12 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £3.09

    Foxglove 'Dalmatian Purple' F1 Hybrid

    Digitalis purpurea

    Beautiful rich purple blooms with delicate spotted interiors are certain to attract bees and pollinating insects to your garden. Foxglove 'Dalmation Purple' produces well branched, compact, dwarf plants that flower surprisingly quickly in their first year from sowing. The upright flower spikes of this superb cottage garden perennial are ideal for adding height to the back of borders or planting en masses for an enchanting, informal bedding scheme. Height: 50cm (20”). Spread: 40cm (16”).
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      • 1 packet (12 seeds)

      • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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      • £3.09