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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 commelina seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £0.99

Geranium pratense 'Purple Haze'

Hardy Geranium, Meadow Cranesbill

One of the hardy Geranium discoveries of the century! 'Purple Haze' is a stunning plant, producing amazing foliage with a unique bronze-purple hue, a shade rarely seen in hardy Geranium foliage. The leaves are deepest in shade during spring, gradually changing to an attractive deep green with strong purple edging. Even more exciting is the striking contrast of the blooms, perfectly themed in shades of gorgeous violet-mauve. Height: 60-75cm (24-30in).

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    • 1 packet (5 geranium seeds)

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    • £0.99

Heteropappus meyendorfii 'Blue Knoll'

Seed of this amazing new garden plant can be sown early in the year* and by the same autumn will be completely smothered in hundreds and thousands of shiny, light reflecting flowers, forming perfect mounds (or knolls) 30cm (12in) high and 45cm (18in) across. During a season when little else is in flower, they are a perfect fit for a change in containers or will brighten up the border, looking like blue charm chrysanthemums. No matter what the weather conditions - torrential rain, snow or frost they continue to look far and away the best, brightest plant in the garden, even right through November. *Sow during January/February to flower in October/November. Sow September/October to flower following September/October. More info
    • 1 packet (50 heteropappus seeds)

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    • £0.99

Pansy 'Jolly Joker' F2 Hybrid

Viola x wittrockiana

Jolly Joker, awarded the AAS Medal 1990 and the 1990 Fleuroselect Gold Medal, is probably the most spectacular pansy of its class. The intense orange of its lower petals, contrasts sharply with the deep purple of the upper petals. The effect is both unusual and intriguing. A very versatile and hardy variety which can be sown early for summer flowers or in summer for flowering in autumn and spring and even; in mild winters, through the winter. Height: 15-23cm (6-9in).

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (40 pansy seeds)

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    • £0.99

Lupin 'Tutti Frutti'™

Lupinus

The highest quality Lupin ever grown from seed! T&M flower breeders have done it again! Many years of breeding and selection have now given us this stunning new Lupin Tutti Frutti™. Never before has there been a Lupin with as high a quality flower spike from seed. Normally, to get this quality, you would have to buy expensive cutting raised plants. Not only has Tutti Frutti™ been bred for its many large, top quality flower spikes on each plant, but it is also first year flowering from seed. Tutti Frutti™ has also been specially selected for its mouthwatering range of attractive bicoloured flowers, in many different colour tones, many never seen before. This spectacular mixture is sure to add height, character and interest to the borders in your garden. T&M is offering a unique opportunity to grow this high quality Lupin selection at a fraction of the cost of cutting raised plants.
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    • 1 packet (40 lupin seeds)

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    • £2.99

Foxglove 'Apricot'

Digitalis purpurea

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An outstanding introduction producing large spikes of a lovely shade of Apricot. A most unusual and sought after colour. Excellent for the border in sun or part shade, and very useful as a cut flower. Flowers early summer. Height 1.3-1.5m (4-5ft).
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    • 1 packet (450 foxglove seeds)

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    • £0.99

Pansy 'Mello® 21' F1 Hybrid

Viola x wittrockiana

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Mello® 21 has twenty one different shades and bicolours from black through to white. The flowers are an excellent size without being too big, smooth, well rounded, firm and upward facing on compact plants, held clear of the small foliage. A true spring, summer and winter flowering bedding or container pansy. Combining both cold hardy and heat tolerant genetic lines, it features formula mixing of seed to ensure as near as possible a balance of all 21 colours.


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (30 pansy seeds)

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    • £0.99

Foxglove 'Pam's Choice'

Digitalis purpurea

One of the best new foxgloves found in recent years. Stout, strong spires of creamy white flowers with attractive throats attractively painted in deepest burgundy. Creates an unforgettable sight when planted en masse in borders. Height 90-150cm (3-5 feet).
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    • 1 packet (500 foxglove seeds)

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    • £2.29 £0.99

Penstemon cobaea 'Wedding Bells'

A first year flowering perennial, Penstemon cobaea 'Wedding Bells' combines some of the best penstemons from T&M's own breeding programme. Satin, bell-shaped flowers in a variety of bright colours and patterns are carried over a particularly long flowering period, above glossy, semi-evergreen foliage. A fantastic alternative to Antirrhinums (snapdragons) in annual bedding schemes, these compact penstemon plants boast large flowers and superb weather resistance. Easy to maintain, these hardy perennials are also attractive to bees. Height: 50cm (18"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 1 packet (50 penstemon seeds)

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    • £2.49

Primula vialii

An utterly different and unique primula. Dainty, eye-catching, kniphofia-like flowerscape with carmine, rose and purple mingled together. Will grow in an open border but best in semi-shade.
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    • 1 packet (100 primula seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £1.49

Pansy 'Plentifall Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Viola x wittrockiana

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This new and exciting, large flowered winter pansy has been bred to have a true trailing habit. The branching stems of Pansy 'Plentifall' bear masses of fragrant, colourful blooms that hold up better than larger-flowered types in rain and bad weather. Fill your hanging baskets with colour from autumn right through the coldest months of winter. Trails to: 45cm (18").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (12 pansy seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
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    • £0.99