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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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Poppy 'Coral Reef'

Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy

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A chance discovery on T&M research grounds has led to the introduction of this spectacular NEW true orientale poppy. Large vibrant flowers, often 5in. across of an intense and vivid coral pink never seen before in true orientale poppies from seed and rarely matched in the entire flower kingdom. Unlike many orientale poppies available, because it has been bred from seed it has consistent vigour, with many flowers over a long flowering period. Also it is not prone to 'flopping over' a fault with many varieties of this type of poppy. It is a long lived perennial making large plants within 3 years. From a late Autumn sowing it will flower in its first summer, coming true from seed. In a mixed orientale poppy trial the bees had apparently been very active as a red flowered hybrid produced several plants of this vivid pink. T&M's breeders got busy and... Coral Reef was born!

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    • 1 packet (45 poppy seeds)

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    • £2.99

Poppy 'Checkers'

Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy

First year flowering from an early sowing. Poppy Checkers is easy to raise and very rewarding with pure white silky flowers are flanked within by the deepest black cross. Use as a novel cut flower, as well as for the traditional dried seed heads. Height: 60-90cm (2-3ft).
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    • 1 packet (50 poppy seeds)

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Poppy 'Raspberry Brulee'

Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy

From T&M's own breeding comes this mouth watering perennial Oriental Poppy. Exquisite raspberry pink blooms with the delicate texture of tissue paper are decorated with dramatic dark markings at the base of each petal. Poppy ÔRaspberry BržlŽe' adds spectacular colour to early summer borders. By late summer the attractive seed heads also make an eye catching feature in wildlife gardens or cottage garden planting schemes. Height: 70cm (28"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 1 packet (40 poppy seeds)

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    • £2.49

Lunaria annua

Honesty, Lunaria biennis

This pretty annual Honesty blooms from March to April in rich shades of purple, attracting many butterflies to its nectar-rich blooms. Lunaria annua is very easy to grow, normally self-seeding itself in sunny or shady positions. After flowering it produces masses of long-lasting silvery seed pods. Height: 90cm (35").
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    • 1 packet (50 lunaria seeds)

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Catananche caerulea 'Bicolor'

Blue Cupidone, Cupid's Dart

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This first-year flowering hardy perennial is the rarer white form of the blue Cupid's Dart. White semi-double star-like flowers, occasionally flecked with blue, 5cm (2in), stand upon long wiry stems held well above the neat grey green foliage. Together with the silvery buds, this plant makes an eye-catching cut flower, or border plant. Height: 60-90cm (24-36in).

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    • 1 packet (75 catananche seeds)

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Poppy (Great Scarlet)

Papaver bracteatum, Great Scarlet Poppy, Papaver orientale var. bracteatum

Very imposing, sturdy plants with long, strong stems and large flower buds which break open to reveal huge 20cm (8in) flowers of startling red with black blotches. Plants require no support and ideally should be grown in groups at the back of the border. They look excellent when planted next to Red Hot Poker T&M Hybrids, T&M's Michaelmas Daisy Mixed and Rudbeckias. Flowers early summer. Height 122-152cm (4-5ft). More info
    • 1 packet (100 poppy seeds)

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Poppy 'Fruit Punch'

Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy

Bred by T&M's flower breeders, this stunning mixture follows in the footsteps of the customer favourite Coral Reef, just one of the many colours included in this gorgeous mixture. The enchanting large 12cm (5 inch) silky, ruffled blooms are weather resistant, will not flop and stand above strong, dark green clumps of foliage. Fruit Punch comes in a range of captivating shades including vibrant reds, hot pinks, bright oranges and the often elusive plum shades normally only found in Patty's Plum, with each bloom hosting a distinctive deep black centre. This long lasting perennial will look a knockout in borders or as a cut flower. Height: 60-75cm (24-30in).
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    • 1 packet (50 poppy seeds)

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Poppy 'Brilliant'

Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy

The classic Orientale Poppy, with large, bright scarlet-red flowers with a jet black centre, which comes true to type from seed. A striking plant for the border.
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    • 1 packet (180 poppy seeds)

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Astilbe arendsii 'Showstar'

False Goatsbeard

An attractive dwarf mixture of tightly packed upright plumes, ranging from white to cream, through pink shades to red. Very compact, bushy plants, perfect for containers or the front of borders. Height: 30-45cm (12-18in) More info
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Tropaeolum speciosum

Flame Nasturtium, Flame Flower, Flame Creeper

Flame Flower. Gorgeous scarlet flowered climber. Climbs to 180-300cm (6-10ft).
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    • 1 packet (10 tropaeolum speciosum seeds)

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    • £4.69

Knautia macedonica

Macedonian Scabious, Scabiosa rumelica

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One of the finest perennials for the border we have seen. It has a very long season of flowering lasting well into the autumn and early winter. The dense, double, pin cushion scabious like flowers are a brilliantly strong cherry red, a rare colour in border flowers. Makes a large, neat, rounded bushy plant producing many flowers which are excellent for cutting. Easy to grow and undemanding. Flowers summer/autumn. Height 90-120cm (3-4ft).
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    • 1 packet (50 knautia macedonica seeds)

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    • £3.99

Teasel

Dipsacus fullonum, Dipsacus sylvestris

Tall, striking, thistle-like plants with serrated leaves and large spiny flower heads. A valuable source of nectar for bees and butterflies, as well as attracting many seed-eating birds to your garden or wild flower meadow. Makes attractive, dried, cut flowers.
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    • 1 packet (100 teasel seeds)

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    • £2.69