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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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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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    • 1 packet (50 seeds)

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    • £2.69

Polyanthus 'Large Flowered Mixed'

Primula

One of the most beautiful of all spring-flowering plnats. Vigourous in habit, it produces a profusion of large blooms in a delightful range of colours from white through to cream and yellow to orange and crimson.

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

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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

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    • £3.19

Primula x tommasinii 'You and Me Blue'

Hose-in-Hose Primula, Polyanthus

A rarely-offered Primula with the amazing feature of producing two layers of flowers per stem. This unique flower form was first recorded in 1597 and was known as 'Hose in Hose' types after the way Elizabethan gentlemen wore their stockings! You & Me Blue is a delightful selection, which shows off this intriguing characteristic at its best, as well as displaying excellent garden performance and winter hardiness in borders or containers. Height: 15-20cm (6-8in). More info
    • 1 packet (12 seeds)

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    • £0.99

Primula veris

Cowslip

The famous meadow and hedge row plant of simple beauty. Fragrant lemon yellow pendulous blooms. Easy to grow in sun or part shade. Flowers spring. Height 23cm (9in). Contact with the leaves may cause skin allergy to some people with sensitive skins.

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

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    • 1 packet (150 seeds)

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    • £2.69

Auricula 'Douglas Prize Mix'

Primula auricula

World-famous strain producing exotic bicolours, primrose yellow centres with rich velvet surrounds including carmine, maroon-carmine, coral pink, deep orange, maroon-black and many more. Ideal for partially shaded positions on rockeries or borders, or spring flower beds, pots, tubs etc. Flowers early spring. Height 23cm (9in). More info
    • 1 packet (90 seeds)

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    • £2.99

Strelitzia reginae (Dwarf)

Bird of Paradise

Unparalleled beauty of colour and form. Fantastic, exotic flowers justly famous. Grow them in your own greenhouse. One of the most rewarding of plants, it will take quite a bit of abuse and careless handling. Flowers spring. Height: 60-90cm (24-36in). More info
    • 1 packet (7 seeds)

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    • £4.99

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 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £0.99

Lunaria annua

Honesty, Lunaria biennis

This pretty annual Honesty blooms from March to April in rich shades of purple, attracting many butterflies to its nectar-rich blooms. Lunaria annua is very easy to grow, normally self-seeding itself in sunny or shady positions. After flowering it produces masses of long-lasting silvery seed pods. Height: 90cm (35").
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    • 1 packet (50 seeds)

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    • £2.69

Polyanthus 'Gold Laced'

Primula Gold-laced Group

A true stock which is rarely available. Height: 15-23cm (6-9in).

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

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    • 1 packet (25 seeds)

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    • £0.99

Strelitzia reginae 'Mandela's Gold'

Bird of Paradise, Strelitzia reginae 'Kirstenbosch Gold'

The rarely-offered, golden-yellow bird of paradise! After 20 years of hand pollination and selection by the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, a small quantity of seed became available in 1994. Since then T&M has tried to introduce this variety into its catalogue. Patience usually pays off and finally we can offer more gardeners the chance of growing and seeing these flamboyant golden-yellow and purple blooms. Plants can take many years to flower from seed. Height: 1.2-1.8m (4-6ft). More info
    • 1 packet (3 seeds)

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    • £7.49

Wildflower Collection

Primrose, Field Poppy, Cowslip, Sweet Rocket

Creating a colourful wildflower area in your garden is easy! Your garden will soon become a natural haven for wildlife, filled with a wide range of beneficial insects, like aphid-eating hoverflies and ladybirds, as well as various species of butterflies.
Collection comprises 1 packet each of:
Common Primrose
Wild Cowslip
Wild Flanders Poppy
Sweet Rocket Alba

Useful links:

How to sow wildflower seeds

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    • 4 packets - 1 of each variety (2700 seeds in total)

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    • £10.56 £8.99

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 seeds)

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    • £0.99