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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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Tacca chantrieri

Cat's Whiskers, Devil Flower, Bat Plant

In Malaya they call it the Devil's Flower and strange, fascinating stories surround it. Originating, no doubt, from the malevolent way the eyes in the bloom seem to be following your every move! It grows to about 2ft. in height with flowers complete with filaments or whiskers 12in. long forming a flowing forked tail. More info
    • 1 packet (15 tacca chantrieri seeds)

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    • £4.29

Asarina scandens 'Jewel Mixed'

Maurandya scandens

Sophisticated climber, masses of 1½in indigo to violet blue, pink or pure white flowers. Quick to bloom from an early sowing. Ideal for the cold greenhouse or conservatory. One of the longest flowering annuals, in bloom untill Christmas if there is no hard frost or in the greenhouse during winter. Climbs to 120-240cm (4-8ft). More info
    • 1 packet (30 asarina seeds)

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    • £0.99

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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Catharanthus roseus 'Mediterranean Lilac'

Vinca rosea, Rosy Periwinkle, Madagascar Periwinkle, Cayenne Jasmine

The first of a new breed in trailing Vincas! Specifically for baskets and containers they are early flowering with large, rounded, overlapping petals forming striking, vivid blooms.

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    • 1 packet (25 catharanthus seeds)

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Calceolaria 'Sunset Mixed'

Slipper Flower, Pocketbook Plant, Pouch Flower, Slipperwort

Three stunning colours for summer bedding and containers, including copper-orange and red, rich-red, yellow and scarlet. Bushy habit with lots of short stemmed flowers over a long period. Frost hardy. Early sowing recommended.

Height: 15-20cm (6-8in)

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    • 1 packet (35 calceolaria seeds)

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Strelitzia reginae (Dwarf) - Exotic Seed Collection

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 (4 strelitzia seeds)

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Tacca chantrieri 'Green Isle'

Cat's Whiskers, Devil Flower, Bat Plant

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An unusual and rarely offered selection that has intriguing dusky green blooms with bat-like, long green tentacles. Flowers in 2-3 years from seed.
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    • 1 packet (15 seeds)

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    • £1.99

Cobaea (Duo)

Cup And Saucer Vine, Cathedral Bells, Cups And Saucers, Mexican Ivy

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One packet each of Cobaea scandens and Cobaea scandens alba.
Cobaea scandens - A showy climber for the cool greenhouse, conservatory, and also forming a very decorative screen on trellis or south facing wall in milder areas. The large bell shaped 'cup and saucer' flowers are often 6cm (2½ in) across. Flowers late summer. Climber.
Cobaea scandens alba - A spectacular climbing plant for the summer garden or the conservatory. This very choice creamy white form of Cathedral Bells or The Cup and Saucer Plant comes from Mexico and quickly grows to cover unsightly areas or a wall outdoors, where it can be treated as a summer annual. Alternatively it may be grown in the heated conservatory or greenhouse, where it will continue to flower for many years. Flowers summer. Climbing Height 3-6 metres (10-20ft).

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    • 2 packets - 1 of each variety (13 cobaea seeds in total)

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