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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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Delphinium hybridum 'Pacific Giants Mixed'

A justifiably famous and reliable strain that will flower in the summer from an early sowing producing strong spikes of mainly semi-double blooms in a wide colour range on sturdy stems. Flowers early summer. Height 4-5 feet.
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Liatris scariosa 'Gracious'

Gay Feather, Gayfeather, Blazing Star

Lots of bold pure white spikes. Easy, long lasting, excellent border and cut flower. Height: 90-150cm (3-5ft).

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Dianthus deltoides 'Micro Chips'

Carnation, Maiden Pink

A true first year flowering perennial Dianthus that is very quick to bloom. Dwarf deep green foliage, soon becomes smothered in a spectacular mixture of dainty serrated edged flowers. Stunning in containers, used as ground cover at the front of borders or added to rockeries. Height: 15-20cm.

Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina'

Mallow

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An easily raised perennial thriving in sun or part shade and producing strong, erect stems crammed with white to pink flowers with purple, almost black 'flamed' markings. Easy, thriving in most soils. A magnificent display. Flowers all summer. Flowers in first year.
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Malva sylvestris 'Mystic Merlin'

Mallow

A magical back of border plant with many large, silky blooms in shades from rich purple, through mauve, to the highly unusual and elusive blues. Flowers summer. Height: 150-180cm (5-6ft). Flowers in first year. More info
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Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Red Shades'

Blanket Flower

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  • First red gaillardia from seed
A spectacular new dwarf Blanket Flower with a long-flowering period and superb garden performance. Flowering in their first year, the fiery red blooms sit neatly above uniform, well-branched plants throughout summer and well into autumn. Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Arizona Red Shades' is undemanding, providing fabulous colour whatever the weather. Perfect for containers or filling gaps in the front of borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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Sunflower x laetiflorus

Helianthus x laetiflorus, Perennial Sunflower, Showy Sunflower

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A true perennial Sunflower adding height and colour to perennial borders, flowering in their first year. Stunning bright yellow 10-12cm (4-5in) diameter blooms with deep yellow centres, will brighten your garden over a long period attracting birds and butterflies. Height: 150-180cm (5-6ft).


Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.


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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try toasting the seed kernels for a healthy snack. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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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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Geranium 'Horizon Pink Ice' F1 Hybrid

Pelargonium x hybrida, Zonal Geranium, Zonal Pelargonium

Striking pink geranium. These robust plants are very bushy and free-flowering, creating an eye-catching display in borders or containers. Sow from January to mid-March to produce flowering plants by early summer. 30-35cm (12-14in)
Although technically perennial, Pelargoniums are only half hardy and therefore normally treated as annuals in the UK. However, with care, they may be overwintered in a frost free greenhouse.
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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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Helenium autumnale 'Sunshine Hybrids'

Helen's Flower, Sneezeweed

A dazzling colour range of flowers, making a spectacular autumn display in perennial borders. Height: 60-120cm (2-4ft).
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Aster 'Composition'

Aster novi-belgii, Aster novae-angliae, Michaelmas Daisy, New England Aster

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Michaelmas Daisies - Bright colours of Aster novi-belgi and novae-angliae composed for a contrasting rich colour range of long stemmed autumnal flowers for cutting.
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