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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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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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Verbascum x hybrida 'Snow Maiden'

Mullein, Celsia

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A first class garden plant! Well branched, erect spikes covered in large 4cm (1½in) pure white flowers, over a long period. An incredibly beautiful plant for the back of borders, seldom requiring support.

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Echinacea purpurea 'Double Decker'

Coneflower

A very unusual purple-red flowered variety that produces predominantly single flowers in the first growing season, followed by a high percentage of these visually stunning 'twin' flowers in the second season, with the chance that some may even be fully double. These intriguing flowers grace tall, strong stems and make superb long lasting border perennials, attracting many beneficial insects to your garden.
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Hollyhock 'Halo Mixed'

Alcea rosea, Althaea rosea

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Colour that's almost 2 metres high! And now Hollyhocks are even more colourful thanks to new Hollyhock 'Halo Mixed', with its glowing eyes to add contrast. These stunning cottage garden perennials make a beautiful cut flower for a vase indoors and the edible flowers can even be added to salads for an attractive, tasty treat. Recognised by the European Fleuroselect panel of experts with a novelty award too. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 60cm (24").

Culinary note: try crystallising the flowers for a tasty cake decoration, or use them to make a delicately flavoured syrup to use with puddings. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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Red Hot Poker 'Traffic Lights'

Kniphofia hirsuta, Torch Lily

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An intriguing dwarf red hot poker with unusual red, amber and green flower spikes. First year flowering, adding interest to borders and containers. Height: 30-40cm (12-16in). *Sow Sept/Oct to flower the following season.
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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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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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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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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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Geranium bohemicum 'Orchid Blue'

Hardy Geranium, Cranesbill

Geranium 'Orchid Blue' is a selection by Thompson & Morgan from the species Geranium bohemicum. A short-lived border and ground cover plant which self-seeds to keep continuity. Masses of 2cm (¾in.) flowers of orchid-blue, veined in purple-violet, borne on bushy plants. Makes a delightful show, particularly when situated in a sunny position in the border. Flowers summer. Height 30-45cm (12-18in).

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Delphinium 'New Zealand Hybrids'

T&M are privileged to offer the results of a rigorous and exciting 11 year breeding programme by a world specialist. The 'New Zealand Hybrids' are a great improvement on the now discontinued Nobleman series. They have been specifically bred for exceptional perennial performance, and are outstanding in borders. The strong flower spikes with maximum, evenly spaced florets make them a great cut flower. Disease resistance is also advanced, offering protection against both powdery mildew and black spot. Add to this the impressive flower form and colour and you have the highest quality Delphiniums ever to be available from seed. T&M's exclusive mixture, known as 'New Zealand F1 Hybrids' offers a sumptuous range of bright blues, soft pinks and the purest whites. Beauty has never before been so freely available from seed .
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Echinacea 'PowWow Wild Berry'

Coneflower

With outstanding garden performance and the capacity to produce more flowers per plant than any other seed-raised Coneflower, Echinacea 'PowWow Wild Berry' is a striking addition to any garden. Whether grown as a first-year flowering or as a traditional over-wintered perennial, its unique and intense deep-pink flowers with their dark rose centres will invigorate borders and pots with their vivid colour. Coneflower plants are particularly useful for exposed coastal sites and wildlife gardens. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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