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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 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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Agapanthus 'Headbourne Hybrids'

African Blue Lily

Free flowering with large round heads of true blue flowers growing into a thick established clump. Truly hardy. Bold, attractive bulbous plants for sheltered borders, tubs, containers etc. Elegant strap shaped leaves and bunches of blue flowers on 2-3ft long sterns. The dried seed head can be used for winter decoration. There is considerable evidence that these hybrids are really hardy in many parts of the British Isles, particularly where good drainage is possible. They flower freely in their second year and generally make very good garden plants, growing into a thick established clump. Flowers mid/late summer. More info
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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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Tropaeolum speciosum

Flame Nasturtium, Flame Flower, Flame Creeper

Flame Flower. Gorgeous scarlet flowered climber. Climbs to 180-300cm (6-10ft).
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Eryngium giganteum 'Miss Willmott's Ghost'

Eryngium giganteum, Sea Holly

A highly ornate border plant with heart-shaped basal foliage from which rise stems of many decorative steel-blue cones surrounded by a collar of prickly, scalloped leaves. During the summer the foliage transforms from mid green to silvery-grey. Wonderful for dried arrangements, especially at Christmas. Plants can be short lived but often self seed before dying. Height: 90-100cm (36-40in).
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Eryngium alpinum 'Blue Lace'

Sea Holly, Alpine Eryngo

A spectacular alpinum selection with impressive long lasting clear violet-blue terminal flower heads on stunning blue stems. Makes an eye-catching addition to any border, and an attractive cut flower. Height: 85cm (34in).
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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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Catananche caerulea

Blue Cupidone, Cupid's Dart

An easy to raise, free flowering plant for the front of the border. The brilliant sky blue flowers are freely produced and are excellent for cutting, lasting a long time in water. They can also be dried for winter decoration. Will flower the same year from a late winter sowing. Flowers summer. Height 60cm (2ft).
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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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Allium giganteum

Giant Allium, Ornamental Onion

One of the tallest of the allium species, the spectacular ball-shaped blooms are made up of masses of tiny bright purple flowers and have a diameter of at least 20cm (8"). The airy spheres of bloom are followed by architectural seedheads that create a spectacular autumn display. Undemanding and easy to grow, these magnificent, long lasting allium flowers are also excellent for cutting. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 15cm (6").

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Knautia macedonica 'Melton Pastels'

Macedonian Scabious, Scabiosa rumelica

Glorious scabious-like, 4cm (1½in) pin cushion blooms in the softer hues: blue, mauve, pink, rose, salmon and crimson. Excellent back of border plant producing masses of flowers in two flushes (provided you cut down spent bloom), through to autumn frosts. Suitable for most types of soil. Flowers summer to early autumn. Height 90-120cm (3-4ft).
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