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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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    • 1 packet (25 commelina seeds)

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    • £0.99

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. Height: 45-60cm (18-24in).

Please note that stock of this item will be available from June 2012.
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    • 1 packet (10 hellebore seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £0.99

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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    • £0.99

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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    • £0.99

Meconopsis betonicifolia

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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    • £2.99

Snail Vine

Vigna caracalla, Phaseolus caracalla, Snail Flower, Snail Bean, Corkscrew Flower

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This quick growing, evergreen twining climber is a close relative to the runner bean, grown for its pendants of twisted flowers, like coiled snail shells, up to 5cm (2") across. The fascinating summer flowers are followed by cylindrical green fruits in late autumn. Requiring a minimum temperature of 15°C (59°F), Vigna caracalla is best grown in patio containers that can be moved indoors to a heated greenhouse or conservatory for the winter. Alternatively, grow snail vines outdoors as an annual. Height: 6m (20'). Spread: 2m (6').
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    • 1 packet (4 snail vine seeds)

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    • £0.99

Tropaeolum speciosum

Flame Nasturtium, Flame Flower, Flame Creeper

Flame Flower. Gorgeous scarlet flowered climber. Climbs to 180-300cm (6-10ft).
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    • 1 packet (10 tropaeolum speciosum seeds)

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    • £4.69

Hellebore (Christmas Rose)

Helleborus niger

Surprise your friends and neighbours with an arrangement of Christmas roses for the festive season! Beautiful blooms at a time when little else is available. From seed you can have a group quite close together in a way which would cost you a great deal if you bought the plants. They flower in about three years from seed and invariably produce stronger, healthier plants.

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    • 1 packet (40 hellebore seeds)

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    • £0.69

Tree Peony 'Rockii Mixed'

Paeonia

  • Rarely offered seed
A much sought-after variety. The tissue paper white blooms are splashed with deep burgundy at the base of each petal. There are few plants that can compete with the beauty of a tree peony in full bloom. A mature plant can boast in excess of a hundred exotic blooms, each measuring up to 25cm (10") or more in diameter! These exceptional shrubs are hardy and disease resistant, and will continue to bloom for a lifetime. The exotic flowers of Tree Peony 'Rockii Mixed' are simply breathtaking in borders and make exquisite cut flowers. When grown from seed, tree peonies will reward patient gardeners by blooming 5-7 years from sowing. Height and spread: 150cm (60").

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How to plant peonies

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    • 1 packet (5 tree peony seeds)

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    • £2.99

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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Lathyrus latifolius 'White Pearl'

Everlasting Sweet Pea, Perennial Sweet Pea, Lathyrus latifolius 'Albus'

Magnificent, distinctive pearl-like clusters of dazzling white flowers. One of the finest white cut flowers in existance flowering over a long period. They thrive in full sun, love to scramble over tall shrubs, fences etc. and are equally at home on trellises, walls, arbours and pergolas.
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    • 1 packet (15 lathyrus seeds)

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    • £2.99

Lord Anson's Pea

Lathyrus nervosus, Sweet Pea

A highly desirable and sought after half hardy perennial with handsome, clear blue sweet pea flowers on completely wingless stems. The scented blooms of Lathyrus nervosus are produced in profusion throughout summer, beautifully complimented by leathery grey-green foliage. Lord Anson's Pea has a sprawling bushy habit that makes it ideal for weaving through shrubs or romping over low walls and hedges. Height: Up to 5m (15'). Spread: 30cm (12").

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 1 packet (25 Lord Anson's Pea seeds)

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    • £2.49