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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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Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Green Wizard'

Western Coneflower

A very curious and extraordinary plant for the back of borders. Bright green sepals, where most plants have petals and a central, almost black cone. An unusual fresh cut flower, long lasting in water, or use in dried arrangements. Easy to grow, quickly forming a good sized plant with plenty of lush green foliage and always a talking point. Flowers summer. Height: 120-152cm (4-5ft). More info
    • 1 packet (30 rudbeckia seeds)

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    • £0.99

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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    • 1 packet (40 lysimachia seeds)

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    • £3.69

Hollyhock 'Nigra'

Alcea rosea, Althaea rosea

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Tall strong stems bearing chocolate maroon flowers, becoming almost 'black' towards the centre. This is a unique variety creating an impressive impact against most backgrounds. Flowers mid to late summer. Height 5ft.

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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    • 1 packet (50 hollyhock seeds)

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Pansy 'Tiger Eyes' F1 Hybrid

Viola x wittrockiana

This impressive Viola is no freak of nature, rather the result of an impressive breeding programme. Attractive old-gold petals are inlaid with intricate black veins, contrasting with the fresh, dark green foliage. Create an eyecatching display in borders or containers. Suitable for summer or winter flowering.


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 (20 pansy seeds)

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Pansy 'Black Moon' F1 Hybrid

Viola x wittrockiana

You may have heard this claim before, but this Pansy truly represents one of the most impressive black flowers in cultivation today. Bushy, compact plants bearing medium sized flowers, so black they shine like velvet. Height: 15-20cm (6-8 in).

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 (25 pansy seeds)

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    • £2.89 £0.99

Dianthus barbatus nigrescens 'Sooty'

Sweet William

Supremely different to other Sweet Williams with 7cm (2½in) fragrant blooms of deepest maroon-chocolate on red stems and mid green foliage which matures to metallic mahogany. Stunning cut flower and border plant. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for cottage garden borders, beds and containers. Height: 30-38cm (12-15in).

Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (75 dianthus seeds)

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    • £2.99