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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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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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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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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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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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Foxglove 'Apricot'

Digitalis purpurea

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An outstanding introduction producing large spikes of a lovely shade of Apricot. A most unusual and sought after colour. Excellent for the border in sun or part shade, and very useful as a cut flower. Flowers early summer. Height 1.3-1.5m (4-5ft).
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    • 1 packet (450 foxglove seeds)

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Foxglove 'Pam's Choice'

Digitalis purpurea

One of the best new foxgloves found in recent years. Stout, strong spires of creamy white flowers with attractive throats attractively painted in deepest burgundy. Creates an unforgettable sight when planted en masse in borders. Height 90-150cm (3-5 feet).
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Penstemon cobaea 'Wedding Bells'

A first year flowering perennial, Penstemon cobaea 'Wedding Bells' combines some of the best penstemons from T&M's own breeding programme. Satin, bell-shaped flowers in a variety of bright colours and patterns are carried over a particularly long flowering period, above glossy, semi-evergreen foliage. A fantastic alternative to Antirrhinums (snapdragons) in annual bedding schemes, these compact penstemon plants boast large flowers and superb weather resistance. Easy to maintain, these hardy perennials are also attractive to bees. Height: 50cm (18"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 1 packet (50 penstemon seeds)

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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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    • 1 packet (10 echinacea seeds)

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Pansy 'Plentifall Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Viola x wittrockiana

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This new and exciting, large flowered winter pansy has been bred to have a true trailing habit. The branching stems of Pansy 'Plentifall' bear masses of fragrant, colourful blooms that hold up better than larger-flowered types in rain and bad weather. Fill your hanging baskets with colour from autumn right through the coldest months of winter. Trails to: 45cm (18").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (12 pansy seeds)

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Foxglove 'Excelsior Hybrid Mixed'

Digitalis purpurea

A most effective and spectacular strain of Foxgloves superb for shady shrub and tree areas, back of borders and excellent for cut flowers. They can really bring the early summer garden alive! Flowers early summer. Height 5ft.
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Knautia macedonica

Macedonian Scabious, Scabiosa rumelica

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One of the finest perennials for the border we have seen. It has a very long season of flowering lasting well into the autumn and early winter. The dense, double, pin cushion scabious like flowers are a brilliantly strong cherry red, a rare colour in border flowers. Makes a large, neat, rounded bushy plant producing many flowers which are excellent for cutting. Easy to grow and undemanding. Flowers summer/autumn. Height 90-120cm (3-4ft).
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    • 1 packet (50 knautia macedonica seeds)

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