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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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Centranthus 'Star Ruber Mixed'

Valerian, Red Valerian, Pretty Betsy

A beautiful border plant beloved by bees and butterflies. Mixture contains three colours: rose, white and maroon. Plants are lightly fragrant, long flowering and may also be used as a cut flower.
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Dianthus barbatus 'Kaleidoscope Mixed'

Sweet William

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A cottage garden favourite with an unusual colour twist! This beautiful Sweet William produces large heads of pretty pink flowers that gradually mature to white, creating a delightful bicolour effect. Sweet William 'Kaleidoscope' is highly scented with multi branching stems that make it superb for cutting. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for borders, beds and containers, and will even flower in the same year if sown early. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

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

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Silene laciniata 'Jack Flash'

Catchfly, Campion

Wow! What a stunning perennial! Easy to grow and sure to catch some admiring glances. Attractive bright red, starburst blooms borne on slender stems. Goes on flowering over a very long period.
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Sunflower maximiliani

Helianthus maximiliani, Maximilian Sunflower

Often known as the Maximilian Sunflower, this attractive species produces masses of golden yellow, 7cm (3”) wide blooms all the way up the tall stems, which have a sweet chocolate fragrance. Perennial sunflower Helianthus maximiliani makes a stunning addition to the back of borders and a good late summer food source for both birds and butterflies. Height: 250cm (98”). Spread: 100cm (39”).


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


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Dianthus plumarius 'Sonata'

Pink

Flowering all summer with very double, fragrant classic cottage garden pinks. Flowers 16-18 weeks from sowing.

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

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Campanula medium (Mixed)

Canterbury Bells, Bellflower

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Masses of bells in an astonishing range of blues, whites and pinks. A gentle reminder of the cottage garden days. Flowers summer. Height 90-120cm (3-4ft).
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Scabious 'Beaujolais Bonnets'

Scabiosa, Pincushion Flower

An attractive first year flowering perennial, producing bushy plants with clusters of wiry stems clothed in unusual rich burgundy flowers with contrasting paler outer petals and white stamens. Ideal for attracting butterflies to your borders or containers. Height: 50-60cm (20-24in).
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Lisianthius nigrescens

Flower of Death

This rare exotic plant is little known outside its native homeland of Mexico. A choice species, and seldom offered, Lisianthius nigrescens bears long, tubular flowers of the darkest black, on slender, towering stems. This extraordinary perennial makes a dramatic specimen plant and a fascinating talking point that will create interest and wonder at the back of borders. Lisianthius nigrescens is half-hardy but will require winter protection in a frost free environment during the winter months. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 50cm (20"). More info
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Aubrieta 'T&M Mixed Hybrids'

Aubretia

A very special selection of large-flowered Aubretia with a rich colour range. They cascade and spread with vigorous determination. Suitable for rockeries, borders, edging paths, planters etc. Flowers early spring. Spread 18-24in.
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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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Stock 'Dwarf Mixed' (Brompton Stocks)

Matthiola incana, Gillyflower

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Upright bushy, early flowering biennials producing gloriously scented flowers in a good colour range which are splendid for cutting. Flowers early summer. Height 18in.
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Geranium 'Horizon Pink Ice' F1 Hybrid

Pelargonium x hybrida, Zonal Geranium, Zonal Pelargonium

Striking pink geranium. These robust plants are very bushy and free-flowering, creating an eye-catching display in borders or containers. Sow from January to mid-March to produce flowering plants by early summer. 30-35cm (12-14in)
Although technically perennial, Pelargoniums are only half hardy and therefore normally treated as annuals in the UK. However, with care, they may be overwintered in a frost free greenhouse.
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