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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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Commelina dianthifolia

Bird-bill Day Flower, Widow's Tears

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A very rare plant indeed. This is one of the few plants with such intense blue flowers and that will also perform well in the garden. Flowering in its first year with 2.5cm (1in) gentian blue flowers, it then produces tubers and springs back to life the following year with an unceasing display of blooms. Wonderful in containers, rock gardens and the border (regardless of soil conditions). Hardy down to -8/-10C. Flowers summer. Height 15-30cm (6-12in.)

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Heteropappus meyendorfii 'Blue Knoll'

Seed of this amazing new garden plant can be sown early in the year* and by the same autumn will be completely smothered in hundreds and thousands of shiny, light reflecting flowers, forming perfect mounds (or knolls) 30cm (12in) high and 45cm (18in) across. During a season when little else is in flower, they are a perfect fit for a change in containers or will brighten up the border, looking like blue charm chrysanthemums. No matter what the weather conditions - torrential rain, snow or frost they continue to look far and away the best, brightest plant in the garden, even right through November. *Sow during January/February to flower in October/November. Sow September/October to flower following September/October. More info
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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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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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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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Poppy 'Checkers'

Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy

First year flowering from an early sowing. Poppy Checkers is easy to raise and very rewarding with pure white silky flowers are flanked within by the deepest black cross. Use as a novel cut flower, as well as for the traditional dried seed heads. Height: 60-90cm (2-3ft).
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Anemone japonica (Mixed)

Japanese Anemone, Anemone x hybrida, Windflower

Elegant, late summer flowering perennials, producing their gorgeous, well shaped blooms mainly in rose to pink shades for many weeks and providing the perfect end to the summer. Happy in sun or light shade. Flowers late summer/autumn, Height: 60cm-1.2m (2-4-ft). More info
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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
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Poppy 'Coral Reef'

Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy

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A chance discovery on T&M research grounds has led to the introduction of this spectacular NEW true orientale poppy. Large vibrant flowers, often 5in. across of an intense and vivid coral pink never seen before in true orientale poppies from seed and rarely matched in the entire flower kingdom. Unlike many orientale poppies available, because it has been bred from seed it has consistent vigour, with many flowers over a long flowering period. Also it is not prone to 'flopping over' a fault with many varieties of this type of poppy. It is a long lived perennial making large plants within 3 years. From a late Autumn sowing it will flower in its first summer, coming true from seed. In a mixed orientale poppy trial the bees had apparently been very active as a red flowered hybrid produced several plants of this vivid pink. T&M's breeders got busy and... Coral Reef was born!

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Hollyhock 'Chater's Double Icicle'

Alcea rosea, Althaea rosea

A classic cottage Hollyhock. Spectacular, large, crystal white, fully double, powder-puff blooms grace tall strong stems from mid summer until autumn. Adds height and a touch of style to the back of perennial or cottage garden borders. Especially effective when planted in groups. Height 1.5-1.8m (5-6ft).

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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