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Hollyhock 'Chater's Double Apricot' - 1 packet (30 hollyhock seeds)

Hollyhock 'Chater's Double Apricot' - 1 packet (30 hollyhock seeds)

This magnificent strain, with fully double flowers of rich apricot on tall imposing spikes of blooms, gives an air of stately splendour. One of the finest background plants for the border and is equally effective when grown in small groups. Usually flowers in its second year. Flowers mid to late summer. Height 1.5-2m (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.

Price: £0.69

Hollyhock 'Halo Mixed' - 1 packet (25 hollyhock seeds)

Hollyhock 'Halo Mixed' - 1 packet (25 hollyhock seeds)

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Colour that's almost 2 metres high! And now Hollyhocks are even more colourful thanks to new Hollyhock 'Halo Mixed', with its glowing eyes to add contrast. These stunning cottage garden perennials make a beautiful cut flower for a vase indoors and the edible flowers can even be added to salads for an attractive, tasty treat. Recognised by the European Fleuroselect panel of experts with a novelty award too. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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.

Price: £0.99

Hollyhock 'Peaches 'n' Dreams'® - 1 packet (35 hollyhock seeds)

Hollyhock 'Peaches 'n' Dreams'® - 1 packet (35 hollyhock seeds)

An elegant, high quality border plant resulting from T&M's own breeding program. Tall, stately flower spikes packed with many fully double, power-puff blooms of peachy-cream, some with a tinge of raspberry-pink. Best grown in groups at the back of the border. Flowers mid to late summer. Height 1.5-2m. (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.

Price: £0.99

Hollyhock 'Nigra' (Large Plant) - 1 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plant

Hollyhock 'Nigra' (Large Plant) - 1 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plant

Superbly dramatic; the tall spires of Hollyhock 'Nigra' bear dark maroon-black flowers with pale contrasting eyes. This impressive variety of an old garden favourite is sure to draw attention for its stature and colour. Try growing it alongside paler varieties for a really striking contrast. These hardy perennials make a beautiful cut flower for a vase indoors too. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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.

Price: £9.99

Hollyhock 'Chater's Double Icicle' - 1 packet (100 hollyhock seeds)

Hollyhock 'Chater's Double Icicle' - 1 packet (100 hollyhock seeds)

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.

Price: £0.99

Hollyhock 'Chater's Double Mixed' (Large Plant) - 1 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plant

Hollyhock 'Chater's Double Mixed' (Large Plant) - 1 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plant

Architectural spires of ruffled, double blooms tower over summer borders adding structure and a riot of colour. These heirloom, cottage garden perennials are well loved for their saucer shaped blooms which attract butterflies and make a dramatic cut flower for a vase indoors. The edible flowers of Alcea rosea 'Chater's Doubles' can even be added to salads for an attractive, tasty treat. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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.

Price: £9.99 - £14.99

Hollyhock 'Good Golly Miss Holly' - 1 packet (20 hollyhock seeds)

Hollyhock 'Good Golly Miss Holly' - 1 packet (20 hollyhock seeds)

Towering stems are clothed from bottom to top in vibrant, bicoloured flowers. From a competition launched in Garden News, this stunning new variety, Hollyhock 'Good Golly Miss Holly', was named by reader Mary Trusler, and chosen from over 5000 entries. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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.

Price: £2.99

Sunflower maximiliani - 1 packet (100 sunflower seeds)

Sunflower maximiliani - 1 packet (100 sunflower seeds)

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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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.

Price: £2.99

Hollyhock 'Antwerp Mixed' - 1 packet (50 hollyhock seeds)

Hollyhock 'Antwerp Mixed' - 1 packet (50 hollyhock seeds)

A rich cottage garden mixture of colourful pastel shades. The Antwerp blend has attractive and unusual palmate foliage, and is also shown to have the best levels of resistance to the common Hollyhock problem of rust. Excellent for borders, especially planted in groups. Height: 150-180cm (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.

Price: £2.99

Hollyhock 'Halo White' - 1 packet (50 hollyhock seeds)

Hollyhock 'Halo White' - 1 packet (50 hollyhock seeds)

Large, bright white single flowers with an attractive bright yellow 'halo' in the centre of each bloom. Hollyhock Halo White produces tall flower spikes on strong bushy plants with plenty of eye-catching flowers on each spike to add dramatic height to your borders in late summer.

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.

Price: £0.99

Hollyhock 'Creme de Cassis' - 1 packet (35 hollyhock seeds)

Hollyhock 'Creme de Cassis' - 1 packet (35 hollyhock seeds)

Scrumptious veined flowers in juicy blackcurrant, fade to paler berry shades around the edges of each double, semi-double and single bloom, that can miraculously be found on each stem. Height: 150-180cm (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.

Price: £0.99

Hollyhock 'Fiesta Time' - 1 packet (35 hollyhock seeds)

Hollyhock 'Fiesta Time' - 1 packet (35 hollyhock seeds)

A beautiful, cottage garden favourite which will flower quickly from seed in its first year. Robust, dwarf plants produce stout stems which carry wonderful, double, cerise-pink, fringed blooms from mid to late summer. Very impressive when planted together in small groups in borders or try planting in large containers for a gorgeous patio display of hollyhocks!

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.

Price: £2.99

Hollyhock 'Nigra' - 1 packet (50 hollyhock seeds)

Hollyhock 'Nigra' - 1 packet (50 hollyhock seeds)

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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.

Price: £0.99

Hollyhock rosea 'Pleniflora' (Large Plant) - 1 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plant

Hollyhock rosea 'Pleniflora' (Large Plant) - 1 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plant

Hollyhocks are classic cottage garden perennials. They provide spires of ruffled, pompom blooms, which are excellent for adding colour and height to summer borders. Plant Hollyhock 'Pleniflora' at the back of borders where their striking blooms will tower over lower growing plants. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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.

Price: £9.99 - £16.99

1st Year Flowering Perennial Collection - 12 Powerliner plug plants - 2 of each variety

1st Year Flowering Perennial Collection - 12 Powerliner plug plants - 2 of each variety

An essential mix of hardy herbaceous perennials, all selected to bring big impact to your garden in their first year, and many more to come. This classic combination of cottage garden staples offers four months of continual floral colour from early summer into autumn, which gets better and bolder as the years go by - just perfect for adding shape and structure to your planting displays. There's something for every part of the border too. Set the towering spires of Digitalis 'Dalmatian' and Hollyhock 'Halo' at the back of your designs behind Poppy 'Fruit Punch' and Scabious 'Beaujolais Bonnets'. Front the display with Gaillardia 'Mesa Peach' and Geum 'Blazing Sunset' for a tiered show of lasting shape and colour.

Powerliner® plugs are well established, mature plugs which can be potted on or can be planted straight into the border or containers. Each plug module is 6.5cm in diameter.

Price: £8.99 - £12.99

Hollyhock 'Spring Celebrities Mixed' (Annual) - 1 packet (20 hollyhock seeds)

Hollyhock 'Spring Celebrities Mixed' (Annual) - 1 packet (20 hollyhock seeds)

A completely new dimension in annual flowering Hollyhocks, these unique, bushy, dwarf plants produce stout stems which become clothed in beautiful, anemone-centred, frilly blooms, in a surprising array of colours. Ideal for planting in the middle of borders, or in large containers for an impressive patio feature.

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.

Price: £1.49

Lavatera 'Barnsley' (Large Plant) - 1 x 1 litre potted lavatera plant

Lavatera 'Barnsley' (Large Plant) - 1 x 1 litre potted lavatera plant

Lavatera 'Barnsley' is the perfect cottage garden plant, which looks almost like a branching Hollyhock, with hundreds of silky, pink flowers from June to September. Lavatera will be admired by your friends and neighbours, as well as the bees and butterflies! It's one of the top plants for attracting wildlife to the garden.

Mallow plants will put on a tremendous amount of growth in just one season; and can really fill a gap in your border, plants are very tolerant of a range of different soils. Height and spread: 2m (6').

Price: £9.99 - £17.99

Hibiscus syriacus 'White Chiffon' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.6 litre potted hibiscus plant

Hibiscus syriacus 'White Chiffon' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.6 litre potted hibiscus plant

Large, single, pure-white flowers are borne in late summer on this wonderful deciduous shrub, with five large outer petals surrounding a centre of small, petaloid stamens. Lobed, dark green foliage provides the perfect backdrop to Hibiscus syriacus 'White Chiffon', whether placed in a patio container or in a mixed shrub border. There's no surprise that this shrub has been awarded a prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 2.5m (8').

Culinary note: The flowers can be infused to make a mildly citrus flavoured tea. The petals can be cut and added to fruit salads too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Price: £24.99 - £44.99

Hibiscus syriacus 'Shintaeyang' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.6 litre potted hibiscus plant

Hibiscus syriacus 'Shintaeyang' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.6 litre potted hibiscus plant

Superb, trumpet-shaped, pink-flushed white flowers with a feathered, dark red blotch at the base of each petal appear from late summer into autumn. Hibiscus syriacus 'Shintaeyang' is a vigorous, erect, deciduous shrub with ovate, lobed, dark-green leaves. The upright branches make this hardy plant ideal for a small space in a sunny border or large container, with moist, well-drained, slightly alkaline soil. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 2m (6.5').

Culinary note: The flowers can be infused to make a mildly citrus flavoured tea. The petals can be cut and added to fruit salads too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Price: £22.99 - £34.99

Hibiscus syriacus 'Lavender Chiffon' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.6 litre potted hibiscus plant

Hibiscus syriacus 'Lavender Chiffon' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.6 litre potted hibiscus plant

As the name suggests, stunning double flowers in shades of lavender are borne on this wonderful, deciduous shrub, with a deep maroon blotch painted on the base of each petal, giving the overall colouring a bit of depth. Lobed, dark green foliage provides the perfect backdrop to RHS AGM winning Hibiscus syriacus 'Lavender Chiffon', whether placed in a patio container or in a mixed shrub border. Height: 1.5m (10'). Spread: 2.5m (8').

Culinary note: The flowers can be infused to make a mildly citrus flavoured tea. The petals can be cut and added to fruit salads too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Price: £24.99 - £44.99

Hollyhock 'Creme de Cassis' (Large Plant) - 1 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plant

Hollyhock 'Creme de Cassis' (Large Plant) - 1 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plant

Hollyhocks are a cottage garden essential, bringing height and stature to the back of perennial borders. Hollyhock 'Cr�me de Cassis' is particularly mouth-watering with veined flowers in juicy blackcurrant that fade to paler berry shades around the edges. Each vertical stem bears a fascinating mix of double, semi double and single blooms. Hollyhocks make handsome cut flowers for summer bouquets. The nectar rich blooms are also a magnet for butterflies. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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.

Price: £9.99 - £14.99

Perennial Bumper Collection - 24 powerliner plug plants - 1 of each variety

Perennial Bumper Collection - 24 powerliner plug plants - 1 of each variety

Fill your beds and borders with this generous collection of herbaceous perennials. Perennial plants bloom year after year, and many can also be cut and brought into the house for beautiful flower arrangements.

  • Collection contains one each of the following varieties:
  • Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' - Bright, golden-yellow, daisy flowers with dark button eyes.
  • Verbascum 'Banana Custard' - Strong, erect spikes packed with dazzling two-tone yellow flowers.
  • Lobelia 'Starship Scarlet' - Ruby-red, glossy foliage and punchy, scarlet-red flower spikes.
  • Achillea 'Red Berries' - Panicles of red flowers above aromatic, fern like foliage.
  • Verbena 'Buenos Aires' - A drought resistant perennial with glowing clusters of purple flowers.
  • Erigeron 'Blue Beauty' - Showy lavender blue daisies throughout the summer.
  • Hollyhock 'Halo' - A stunning cottage garden perennial for the back of the border.
  • Poppy 'Fruit Punch' - Enchanting weather resistant silky, ruffled blooms.
  • Digitalis 'Dalmatian' - Well branched, compact plants for the back of the border.
  • Scabious 'Beaujolais Bonnets' - Rich burgundy flowers with contrasting paler outer petals and white stamens.
  • Gaillardia 'Mesa Peach' - Bright gold and peach tones bring instant sunshine to the front of borders.
  • Geum 'Blazing Sunset' - Fully double, scarlet red flowers rise above clumps of foliage on thin, wiry stems.
  • Agastache foeniculum - Blue flower spikes appear above silvery-green, aniseed scented foliage.
  • Monarda 'Bergamo' - Aromatic foliage and whorls of spidery blooms that attract insects to your garden borders.
  • Oenothera 'Apricot Delight' - A beautifully scented Evening Primrose with colour-changing blooms.
  • Nepeta 'Hot Pink' - Catmint is well loved by gardeners and their cats for its sweet, pungent aroma and pretty flowers.
  • Dianthus 'Bananaberry Fizz' - Double magenta and yellow flowers on sturdy plants.
  • Salvia 'New Dimension Blue' - Violet blue flower spikes attract bees and butterflies.
  • Arabis 'Lotti Pink' - Uniform, well-branched plants with a neat compact habit are covered with pink blooms.
  • Erigeron 'Stallone' - Fast growing, carefree plants with two tone daisy flowers.
  • Dianthus deltoides 'Red' - Neat clumps of silver green foliage host plenty of small red flowers.
  • Campanula 'Dwarf Blue' - A proliferation of soft blue flowers on compact dwarf plants.
  • Aubrieta 'Mixed' - Tough little plants that will thrive in the poorest of soils.
  • Armeria 'Ballerina Mixed' - Globe shaped blooms above cushions of grassy foliage.

Powerliner® plugs are well established, mature plugs which can be potted on or can be planted straight into the border or containers. Each plug module is 6.5cm in diameter.

Price: £24.99

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Chiffon' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.6 litre potted hibiscus plant

Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Chiffon' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.6 litre potted hibiscus plant

Stunning pale blue, double flowers are produced on this RHS AGM winning tree hollyhock. The centre of each flower has a neat swirl of smaller petals, making Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Chiffon' extremely pleasing on the eye. This deciduous shrub flowers from late summer into autumn, together with green, lobed leaves for the majority of the year. You can't help but appreciate how stunning and carefully designed this plant is. Will withstand most weather conditions, unlike some others varieties. Height: 2.5m (8'). Spread: 1.5m (5').

Culinary note: The flowers can be infused to make a mildly citrus flavoured tea. The petals can be cut and added to fruit salads too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Price: £24.99 - £41.99

Hibiscus syriacus 'Woodbridge' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.6 litre potted hibiscus plant

Hibiscus syriacus 'Woodbridge' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.6 litre potted hibiscus plant

One of the later flowering varieties, this RHS AGM winning, deciduous shrub comes into flower when others are looking tired, featuring large, trumpet-shaped deep-pink flowers of 8cm (3in) across, with red centres from late summer to mid-autumn. The upright branches bear handsome, three lobed, dark-green leaves with an exotic feel to the entire plant, but is just at home in a herbaceous border as it is in a tropical-style garden. For Hibiscus syriacus 'Woodbridge' to flower well, we recommend planting in full sun and praying for a long hot summer to increase the flower yield! Height & Spread: 2.5m (8').

Culinary note: The flowers can be infused to make a mildly citrus flavoured tea. The petals can be cut and added to fruit salads too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Price: £22.99 - £59.99

Hibiscus syriacus 'Pink Chiffon' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.6 litre potted hibiscus plant

Hibiscus syriacus 'Pink Chiffon' (Large Plant) - 1 x 3.6 litre potted hibiscus plant

Although late flowering, a spectacular display from this hardy, deciduous shrub is well worth the wait for one last burst of summer colour. Its branches are laden with lacy, soft pink flowers from late summer to mid-autumn. Each of the blooms are made up with a collar of rounded petals that are finely laced with darker pink veining, and at their centre is a cluster of smaller petals that create an attractive ruffled effect. Hibiscus syriacus 'Pink Chiffon' provides an excellent backdrop to mixed borders, as a specimen plant or trained into a small tree. Height: 1m (3'). Spread: 2m (6.5').

Culinary note: The flowers can be infused to make a mildly citrus flavoured tea. The petals can be cut and added to fruit salads too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Price: £24.99 - £69.99