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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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Cyclamen hederifolium 'Mixed'

Cyclamen neapolitanum, Sowbread

Carmine, light rose and white flowers with beautiful silver-marbled deep green foliage. Flowers often appear before the foliage. Evergreen very hardy, and will self seed.
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    • 1 packet (30 cyclamen seeds)

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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 meconopsis seeds)

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Hellebore 'Washfield Doubles'

Helleborus x hybridus

Breathtaking, double-flowered Hellebores from the Washfield collection, bred to perfection, adding sheer delight to your borders early each year. T&M are proud to continue the breeding work started over 20 years ago by Hellebore specialist Elizabeth Strangman, and want to share her passion for these intriguing plants with you. These delightful doubles are in a wide colour range including yellows, greens, blacks, reds, apricots and much more.

We pay great care and attention to our Hellebore Washfield Mixed seed production. Trained staff painstakingly pollinate each flower by hand twice to produce the best possible quality seed. All of our seed is harvested at the peak of freshness in May and June and is then immediately packed and shipped straight out to our customers. Hellebore seed germinates at its best when sown within a month of harvest so we recommend that you sow your seeds as soon as you receive them. Height: 45-60cm (18-24in).
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    • 1 packet (10 hellebore 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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    • 1 packet (40 lysimachia seeds)

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Meconopsis cambrica 'Double Mixed'

Welsh Poppy

Welsh Poppy. An exclusive and rare mix of silky pom-pom blooms in orange, red and yellow. The Welsh Poppy is a breezy perennial for dappled shade, blooming from mid-spring right through to autumn. Occasionally an odd single flower may also appear. More info
    • 1 packet (50 meconopsis seeds)

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Hellebore (Purple-flowered Christmas Rose)

Helleborus purpurascens

Rarely offered for sale as seed! This exquisite Helleborus produces clumps of robust, leathery foliage along with many large blooms, flushed in shades of purple, pink and even slate grey!

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    • 1 packet (30 hellebore seeds)

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Meconopsis betonicifolia 'Blue'

Himalayan Blue Poppy, Tibetan Blue Poppy

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Is there a more beautiful bloom in the entire flower kingdom then the famous Blue Poppy? It is only to be expected that an elusive, magical flower like this is a little harder to grow. The secret with this plant is to grow cool and well shaded. Height: 60-90cm (24-36in).
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    • 1 packet (50 meconopsis seeds)

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Lysimachia ephemerum

Loosestrife

Probably one of the best species with silver lanceolate foliage and stems. The flower spikes contain many small white flowers, gently veined in mauve. A choice perennial from Spain, and an unusual cut flower too. Height: 60-120cm (3-4ft). More info
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Cardiocrinum giganteum

Giant Lily, Lilium giganteum

This astonishing hardy perennial makes a fascinating talking point. The tall stems of the Giant Himalayan Lily tower to 2.5m (98") or more in an awe-inspiring display. With maturity Cardicrinum giganteum is topped with a crown of white Lily-like blooms from June the July. The trumpet shaped flowers have a powerful fragrance, attracting plenty of pollinating insects, before they are replaced by interesting oblong seedpods in late summer. The Giant Himalayan Lily may take 3 or more years to flower but is well worth the wait.

This fascinating plant is monocarpic, meaning that it dies after flowering - but don't be put off, it leaves behind offsets that will flower in 3 to 5 years time. Cardiocrinum giganteum is a most unusual plant that will add a real focal point to lightly shaded exotic gardens and woodland borders. Height: 250 cm (98"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 1 packet (40 cardiocrinum seeds)

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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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Meconopsis baileyi 'Hensol Violet'

Himalayan Blue Poppy, Tibetan Blue Poppy, Meconopsis betonicifolia

The 'must-have' Himalayan 'Blue Poppy' has a rival in this exquisite cultivated form. Bright violet-purple, almost shimmering flowers, with the merest hint of red, make a stunning addition planted in groups in shady borders and woodland areas. This 'collectors plant' still surprises countless poppy-lovers who have never seen this unusual perennial before. Meconopsis betonicifolia 'Hensol Violet' is so named for its origins from Hensol House, Scotland, where it was discovered by Lady Henderson. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
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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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    • 1 packet (80 foxglove seeds)

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    • £1.99