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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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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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    • £0.99

Scabious 'Beaujolais Bonnets'

Scabiosa, Pincushion Flower

An attractive first year flowering perennial, producing bushy plants with clusters of wiry stems clothed in unusual rich burgundy flowers with contrasting paler outer petals and white stamens. Ideal for attracting butterflies to your borders or containers. Height: 50-60cm (20-24in).
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    • 1 packet (50 scabious seeds)

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    • £0.99

Hollyhock 'Chater's Double Icicle'

Alcea rosea, Althaea rosea

A classic cottage Hollyhock. Spectacular, large, crystal white, fully double, powder-puff blooms grace tall strong stems from mid summer until autumn. Adds height and a touch of style to the back of perennial or cottage garden borders. Especially effective when planted in groups. Height 1.5-1.8m (5-6ft).

Culinary note: try crystallising the flowers for a tasty cake decoration, or use them to make a delicately flavoured syrup to use with puddings. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (100 hollyhock seeds)

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    • £2.99 £0.99

Campanula lactiflora 'Dwarf Pink'

Milky Bellflower

Over the past 5 years, T&M's flower breeders' careful selection, brings you the First Pink of this variety, from seed! Not only an attractive soft pink, a dwarf habit, but also first year flowering. Outstanding garden performance. 12in. high in the first year, growing up to 36in. high the following year.
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    • 1 packet (200 campanula seeds)

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    • £2.99

Lysimachia ephemerum

Loosestrife

Probably one of the best species with silver lanceolate foliage and stems. The flower spikes contain many small white flowers, gently veined in mauve. A choice perennial from Spain, and an unusual cut flower too. Height: 60-120cm (3-4ft). More info
    • 1 packet (50 lysimachia seeds)

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    • £1.49 £0.99

Arum Lily

Zantedeschia aethiopica, Calla Lily

A soothing sight by the waterside, in moist borders or large containers. These robust plants produce glossy foliage shooting like arrows from the base, then from late spring to mid-summer, the beautiful, pure white Arum Lily blooms become a sparkling attraction. Hardy with dry mulch winter protection. More info
    • 1 packet (20 arum seeds)

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    • £0.99

Aquilegia x hybrida 'Royal Purple'

Columbine, Granny's Bonnet, Aquilegia clematiflora, Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Royal Purple'

A specially selected spurless form, producing clematis-like flowers of a deep, rich royal purple colour. Aquilegia 'Royal Purple' has outstanding garden performance . This hardy perennial columbine is ideal for cottage garden borders and shady woodlands. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 40cm (16"). More info
    • 1 packet (20 aquilegia seeds)

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    • £0.99

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 hellebore seeds)

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    • £0.99

Hollyhock 'Nigra'

Alcea rosea, Althaea rosea

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Tall strong stems bearing chocolate maroon flowers, becoming almost 'black' towards the centre. This is a unique variety creating an impressive impact against most backgrounds. Flowers mid to late summer. Height 5ft.

Culinary note: try crystallising the flowers for a tasty cake decoration, or use them to make a delicately flavoured syrup to use with puddings. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (50 hollyhock seeds)

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    • £0.99

Poppy (Great Scarlet)

Papaver bracteatum, Great Scarlet Poppy, Papaver orientale var. bracteatum

Very imposing, sturdy plants with long, strong stems and large flower buds which break open to reveal huge 20cm (8in) flowers of startling red with black blotches. Plants require no support and ideally should be grown in groups at the back of the border. They look excellent when planted next to Red Hot Poker T&M Hybrids, T&M's Michaelmas Daisy Mixed and Rudbeckias. Flowers early summer. Height 122-152cm (4-5ft). More info
    • 1 packet (100 poppy seeds)

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    • £2.99

Aquilegia x hybrida 'Crown Jewels Mixed'

Columbine, Granny's Bonnet

The modern art of breeding, with some help from Mother Nature, has created this stunning new blend. A mixture of single, double, pompom, clematis flowered, long spurred and bicolour blooms aloft an equally diverse mixture of green, gold, bronze and silver edged foliage types. Plants may even throw up more new exciting types as they further hybridise!
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    • 1 packet (20 aquilegia seeds)

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    • £0.99

Pansy 'Tiger Eyes' F1 Hybrid

Viola x wittrockiana

This impressive Viola is no freak of nature, rather the result of an impressive breeding programme. Attractive old-gold petals are inlaid with intricate black veins, contrasting with the fresh, dark green foliage. Create an eyecatching display in borders or containers. Suitable for summer or winter flowering.


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 (20 pansy seeds)

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    • £0.99