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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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Meconopsis grandis

Himalayan Blue Poppy

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Sturdy and long-lived with huge flowers 10-12cm (4-5in) across in a wonderful blue, shot with violet on erect stems.

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    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.99

Echinacea x hybrida 'Magic Box'

Coneflower

One of the most comprehensive mixtures of colours available. Each bloom has been carefully selected and bred by our flower breeders for its stunning form as well as its superior garden performance. The tall colourful flowers look fabulous in borders or in a vase in the house.

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    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £3.29

Salvia coccinea 'Summer Jewel Red'

Scarlet Sage

  • Flowers all summer until the first frosts
Applauded by Fleuroselect judges, Salvia coccinea 'Summer Jewel Red' is quicker to flower and more compact than other dwarf salvias. This free flowering variety bears its long lasting scarlet blooms above compact aromatic foliage. Scarlet Sage makes a stunning addition to borders and containers where it will attract pollinating insects to its fiery blooms. Although perennial, Salvia coccinea is half hardy and best treated as an annual in the UK. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 1 packet (30 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.69

Lysimachia atropurpurea

Loosestrife

A superb border plant with silver- green lanceolate foliage and many spikes of claret-red, almost black florets - a highly unusual colour in perennials. May also be used in containers or as a cut flower.
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    • 1 packet (40 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £3.49

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 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £3.99

Silene laciniata 'Jack Flash'

Catchfly, Campion

Wow! What a stunning perennial! Easy to grow and sure to catch some admiring glances. Attractive bright red, starburst blooms borne on slender stems. Goes on flowering over a very long period.
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    • 1 packet (15 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.99

Cyclamen 'All-the-year-round Flowering Mixed'

A balanced mixture of hardy garden varieties thriving in shade or woodland, chosen from species flowering at most periods of the year. Height: 8-15cm (3-6in). More info
    • 1 packet (16 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.49

Erigeron karvinskianus 'Profusion'

Erigeron karvinskianus, Fleabane, Mexican Fleabane

Lovely subject for hanging baskets, window boxes, patio tubs. Flowers within 3 months.
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    • 1 packet (200 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £3.29

Echinacea purpurea 'Pink Parasol'

Coneflower

Pink Parasol has stunning, large, deep purplish-pink blooms, with contrasting orange cones standing proudly above strong stems. Each bloom can reach 7-10cm (3-4in) in diameter compared to other varieties only reaching a diameter of 5-7cm (2-3in). Once established, bushy plants produce clusters of stems adding height to your borders, attracting butterflies and beneficial insects to your garden, as well as making dramatic long lasting cut flowers. Height 90-120cm (3-4ft)
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    • 1 packet (35 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.69

Achillea millefolium 'Cassis'

Yarrow

Many stems with masses of attractive, intense cherry red flowers, over a very long period. Achillea Cassis is a first year flowering perennial, making an excellent border filler and cut flower.
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    • 1 packet (70 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £1.49

Sunflower maximiliani

Helianthus maximiliani, Maximilian Sunflower

Often known as the Maximilian Sunflower, this attractive species produces masses of golden yellow, 7cm (3”) wide blooms all the way up the tall stems, which have a sweet chocolate fragrance. Perennial sunflower Helianthus maximiliani makes a stunning addition to the back of borders and a good late summer food source for both birds and butterflies. Height: 250cm (98”). Spread: 100cm (39”).


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


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    • 1 packet (100 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.49

Poppy 'Coral Reef'

Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy

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A chance discovery on T&M research grounds has led to the introduction of this spectacular NEW true orientale poppy. Large vibrant flowers, often 5in. across of an intense and vivid coral pink never seen before in true orientale poppies from seed and rarely matched in the entire flower kingdom. Unlike many orientale poppies available, because it has been bred from seed it has consistent vigour, with many flowers over a long flowering period. Also it is not prone to 'flopping over' a fault with many varieties of this type of poppy. It is a long lived perennial making large plants within 3 years. From a late Autumn sowing it will flower in its first summer, coming true from seed. In a mixed orientale poppy trial the bees had apparently been very active as a red flowered hybrid produced several plants of this vivid pink. T&M's breeders got busy and... Coral Reef was born!

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    • 1 packet (45 seeds)

    • Despatch: By end of April 2014
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    • £2.99