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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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Foxglove 'Silver Cub'

Digitalis purpurea subsp. heywoodii

  • NEW in 2014
This unusual foxglove produces silvery foliage coated in a layer of thick hair which feels soft to the touch like puppies' ears! Clear white blooms with delicate spotted centres decorate sturdy, mid-height flower stems on multi-branched plants from May to July. Flowering in its first year from a January sowing, grow Foxglove 'Silver Cub' in sunny or partially shaded borders where it will attract bees and other pollinating insects. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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Foxglove 'Candy Mountain'

Digitalis purpurea

T&M World Exclusive. Foxglove Candy Mountain is totally unique as it is the first upward facing foxglove from seed. This unusual characteristic enables you, and the bees, to peep inside the stunning rose pink blooms and view their delightful freckled throats, which appear all the way around the stems. These flower stems are so strong, sturdy and erect that in breeding trials Candy Mountain was given the nickname 'Viagra'! Ideal for planting in drifts, creating a colourful display towards the middle or back of your perennial or cottage garden borders. Height: 90-140cm (36-56 inches).
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    • 1 packet (200 seeds)

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Meadowland Mixture

Over 30 wild flowers, suitable for newcomers to wild flower growing. Create a flowering meadow or just a natural patch in the flower garden. Along with some of the prettiest wild flowers are nectar and food plants for bees, butterflies and other insects to make a haven for wildlife. Some plants flower the first summer, the rest in spring, summer or autumn the next year. Height: 20-150cm (8in-5ft). Average Height: 60cm (2ft). Contents include: Ladys Bedstraw, Meadow Buttercup, Corn Chamomile, Wild Clary, Cowslip, Crane's-Bill, Ox-eye Daisy, Foxglove, Harebell, Corn Marigold, Field Scabious, Teasel, Toadflax and many others. Please Note: Even though wild flowers they should not be scattered in the wild without the authorisation of your local Nature Conservation Trust.


1 gram of seed sows an area of approximately 1 square metre.

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Meconopsis grandis

Himalayan Blue Poppy

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Sturdy and long-lived with huge flowers 10-12cm (4-5in) across in a wonderful blue, shot with violet on erect stems.

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    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

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Lysimachia atropurpurea

Loosestrife

A superb border plant with silver- green lanceolate foliage and many spikes of claret-red, almost black florets - a highly unusual colour in perennials. May also be used in containers or as a cut flower.
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Foxglove 'Summer King'

Digitalis x mertonensis

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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.

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Foxglove 'Alba'

Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora, Digitalis purpurea 'Alba'

Marvellous large pure white spikes, a rare and unusual colour. Magnificent in the border in sun or part shade and very useful as a cut flower. Flowers early summer.
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Primula vulgaris

Primrose, Common Primrose

Without doubt this native British plant is one of the most beautiful of the Primula family and an excellent garden plant. The flowers are of softest yellow, a colour very rare among flowers, and are deliciously scented. Happy in full sun or part shade. Flowers spring. Height 6in.

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

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Foxglove 'Camelot Cream' F1 Hybrid

Digitalis

The first ever F1 Hybrid Foxglove! Spectacular plants that reliably flower in the first year, with another heavy flush of flowers in the second year. Uniform plants with high quality flower spikes in a rich carousel of colour as the speckled, jewel-like blooms open all around the stout stems, giving more impact than ever before! Ideal for shady beds and borders. Prefers any well-drained soil in part shade. Height: 90-120cm (3-4ft). More info
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Astrantia major-hybrida 'Ruby Cloud'

Hattie's Pincushion, Masterwort

Thin upright stems, large flowers of ruby, tinged in apple green. True from seed and wonderful in the damp border.
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Meconopsis baileyi 'Hensol Violet'

Himalayan Blue Poppy, Tibetan Blue Poppy, Meconopsis betonicifolia

Indulge yourself by growing this rare, mauve form of the exquisite Himalayan Blue Poppy. Scintillating, silky blooms aloft downy foliage give an absolutely breathtaking effect when planted in groups in shady borders and woodland areas. A collector's item for the border. Prefers a deep, moist, loamy soil in part shade. More info
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Primula x tommasinii 'You and Me Blue'

Hose-in-Hose Primula, Polyanthus

A rarely-offered Primula with the amazing feature of producing two layers of flowers per stem. This unique flower form was first recorded in 1597 and was known as 'Hose in Hose' types after the way Elizabethan gentlemen wore their stockings! You & Me Blue is a delightful selection, which shows off this intriguing characteristic at its best, as well as displaying excellent garden performance and winter hardiness in borders or containers. Height: 15-20cm (6-8in). More info
    • 1 packet (12 seeds)

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    • £1.89