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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!
Red Hot Poker 'Traffic Lights'
Kniphofia hirsuta, Torch Lily
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. More info
Delosperma floribunda 'Stardust'
The perfect plant for that hot, dry spot in your borders or rockeries. Dwarf, shiny, deep green, almost metallic-looking succulent foliage bursts into bloom from mid May. Plants are covered with spectacular lilac-purple flowers flowers with large white centres, flowering until the first frost. Loved by butterflies. Height: 10-15cm (4-6in) More info
Alyssum 'Golden Queen'
Aurinia saxatilis, Alyssum saxatile, Gold Dust, Basket of GoldThis attractive hardy perennial forms dense mounds of evergreen, silvery foliage that contrast boldly with the spring clusters of golden flowers. Alyssum 'Golden Queen', also known as Aurinia, is vigorous and showy; just perfect for a low maintenance, ground cover display in borders and rockeries. Height: 30cm (12”). Spread: 45cm (18”). More info
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