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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!
Stock 'Dwarf Mixed' (Brompton Stocks)
Matthiola incana, Gillyflower
Upright bushy, early flowering biennials producing gloriously scented flowers in a good colour range which are splendid for cutting. Flowers early summer. As a top tip; Once the seedlings appear you can reduce the temperature down to 5ºC (40ºF), this will result in the seed leaves changing colour slightly, the darker green plants will produce single flowered plants and the lighter seed leaves will result in double flowered plants. Height: 45cm (18") More info
Datura meteloides 'Evening Fragrance'
Brugmansia, Datura inoxia, Angels' Trumpet, Downy Thorn AppleHuge and heavily fragrant pure white trumpet flowers, with a soft lavender picotee edge, 20cm (8in) long and 10-15cm (4-6in) across, hang from tree-like plants, with soft, slate-blue foliage. Perfect for growing in tubs, containers, on patios or sheltered corners close to the house where the evening perfume can be appreciated. Despite their exotic appearance they are relatively tough under windy and rainy conditions, adapting to many soil types. Height: 90-120cm (36-48in), spread 90-95cm (36-38in). More info
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