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'Short Perennials'

Short Perennial Mix

Perennials will fill your borders with colour, grace and elegance for many years with the minimum of maintenance. Some will even flower in their first year. To help you make the most of your borders, we have grouped together varieties that can be sown in June or July by height toMore Info

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Perennial Flower Border Seed Collection (Short)

Perennials will fill your borders with colour, grace and elegance for many years with the minimum of maintenance. Some will even flower in their first year. To help you make the most of your borders, we have grouped together varieties by height to help you achieve a balanced dispMore Info

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Nicotiana sylvestris

This imposing half hardy annual has stout spikes bearing a cascading head of fragrant 3.5in long white blooms. It grows to a height of 90-120cm (36-48in) making it an excellent subject for the border. Occasionally a short lived perennial in a warm sheltered siteMore Info

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Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria'

Showy and glorious, the scarlet flowers of Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria' bring a fabulous splash of colour to the garden in late summer. The dark maroon leaves are almost as eye catching as the flowers. Known as the Cardinal Flower, this short lived perennial likes to haveMore Info

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Foxglove 'Dalmation White'

The upright stems of Foxglove 'Dalmation White' are crowded with elegant white trumpets with pretty spotted throats. The sturdy, uniform habit of this statuesque Foxglove looks magnificent in cottage gardens and wildlife borders. A short-lived perennial, producing well-branched pMore Info

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Echinacea purpurea 'Little Magnus'

Echinacea 'Little Magnus' is such as easy plant to grow and care for. This particular cultivar is perfect for cottage garden borders as it's short, compact and clothed in flowers and because it's a hardy perennial you can look forward to the same display year after year. The deepMore Info

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Shasta Daisy 'Fair Lady'

The large, daisy-like flowers of Shasta Daisy 'Fair Lady' are delightfully frilly with a buttery yellow centre surrounded by a close ruff of short white petals and a fringe of longer ones. The flowers grow on tall stems and flower for several months, lasting well into September.More Info

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Calceolaria 'Sunset Mixed'

Usually grown in the greenhouse or on a bright sunny windowsill. Three stunning colours including copper-orange and red, rich-red, yellow and scarlet. Bushy habit with lots of short stemmed flowers over a long period. Early sowing recommendedHeight: 15-20cm (6-8in)More Info

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Lupin 'Avalune Mixed'

An easy to grow annual lupin that flowers just 12 weeks after sowing. Short flower spikes have a sweet pea-like fragrance. Perfectly suited to growing at the front of borders in large patio containers.More Info

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Lupin 'Avalune Lilac'

An easy to grow annual lupin that flowers just 12 weeks after sowing, continuing through to September if deadheaded. Short flower spikes have a sweet pea like fragrance. Ideal for sowing in large drifts.More Info

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Pachysandra terminalis

Japanese Spurge is the perfect groundcover shrub, and is also ideal for growing in areas between trees and shrubs to stop the spread of weeds. This mat-forming evergreen perennial has interesting rosettes of green-toothed, glossy leaves which cluster at the tips with short uprighMore Info

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Poppy 'Victoria Louise'

With luscious apricot coloured frills like a little girl's party frock, the petals form sumptuous large flowers with distinctive black markings that surround the dark central eye of oriental poppy 'Prinzessin Victoria Louise'. Although the flowers are short lived they are followeMore Info

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Poppy 'Pacino'

Poppies come in all styles from the bold as brass types to the shy, delicate looking varieties like this perennial Japanese poppy 'Pacino'. The flowers are lemon yellow with an open cup shape that encourages bees and other nectar loving insects to the garden during the floweringMore Info

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Nicotiana Duo

Collection comprises one packet each of: Sylvestris - this imposing half hardy annual has stout spikes bearing a cascading head of fragrant 3 1/2in long white blooms. It grows to a height of 90-120cm (36-48in) making it an excellent subject for the border. Occasionally a short liMore Info

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Lupin hartwegii 'Avalune Red-white'

Unlike larger perennial varieties this dwarf, hardy annual lupin has a more relaxed habit that is perfectly suited to growing at the front of borders and in large patio containers.More Info

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Alstroemeria 'Everest Pink Punch'

You won't believe how easily you can create a tower of colour on your patio with this brand new way of growing Peruvian lilies. We've selected the very best, longstemmed cut flower varieties which 'knit' together to create a tall column of fabulous colour, and they just get talleMore Info

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Verbascum phlomoides 'Banana Custard'

Verbascum 'Banana Custard' is perfect for the back of the border where it strives to outshine other plants with it's height and presence. The foliage is grey-green and makes a fitting backdrop to the tall spikes of summer flowering vibrant yellow�blooms which flower arrangers lovMore Info

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Dianthus barbatus 'Excelsior Mixed'

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible.More Info

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Eryngium giganteum 'Miss Willmott's Ghost'

A highly ornate border plant with heart-shaped basal foliage from which rise stems of many decorative steel-blue cones surrounded by a collar of prickly, scalloped leaves. During the summer the foliage transforms from mid green to silvery-grey. Wonderful for dried arrangements, eMore Info

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Verbascum phlomoides 'Snow Maiden'

This tall, elegant Mullein makes an unmissable�architectural statement at the back of borders. The pristine white flowers with their pale yellow centres�tower over the�planting scheme�bringing height and movement to borders. The impressive flower spikes of Verbascum phlomoides 'SMore Info

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Wallflower 'Bedding Mixed'

A special selection drawn from the widest colour range of the named varieties. Height: 38-45cm (15-18in)More Info

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Dianthus barbatus 'Noverna Clown' F1 Hybrid

An eye-catching and unique colour combination! These large heads first open white, then the blooms change quickly to pink, purple and salmon shades whilst still retaining the occasional white flower. Sure to add interest to borders or to cut flower displays. Height: 40-45cm (16-1More Info

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Dianthus barbatus 'Summer Sundae'

This exclusive blend has been specially selected to flower in the first year from seed, a completely new and exciting concept for Sweet Williams. A fantastic mixture of lightly fragrant blooms to brighten up bedding and cottage gardens. Height: 45-60cm (18-24in).More Info

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Dianthus barbatus 'Indian Carpet Mixed'

A dwarf compact variety with a very wide colour range and excellent for bedding. It can be treated either as a biennial or as a half hardy annual to produce flowers the same season usually in around 10 weeks from sowing. Flowers early summer. Height 6in.More Info

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Dianthus barbatus nigrescens 'Sooty'

Supremely different to other Sweet Williams with 7cm (2 1/2in) fragrant blooms of deepest maroon-chocolate on red stems and mid green foliage which matures to metallic mahogany. Stunning cut flower and border plant. Height: 30-38cm (12-15in).More Info

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Dianthus barbatus 'T&M Auricula-eyed Mixed'

Irresistible, sparkling, gay colours for the garden with a sweet, carnation-like fragrance. Everybody can grow them to perfection. They are excellent for cutting and last for a long time in water. Flowers late spring/early summer. Height 46cm (18in).More Info

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Wallflower 'My Fair Lady Mixed'

A neat, uniform free flowering strain. Soft, fragrant colours; lemon, cream, gold, apricot, purple, pink, salmon, rose and mahogany. Height: 37-45cm (15-18in)More Info

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Wallflower 'Scarlet Bedder'

Sweetly fragrant scarlet flowers on dwarf sturdy plants. Just right for containers and beds, where space is limited or to underplant tall bulbs. Flowers spring. Height: 35-45cm (15-18in).More Info

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Wallflower 'Tom Thumb Mixed'

Very wide colour range, excellent in small spaces, tubs, window boxes. Slightly later floweringMore Info

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Gentiana cruciata

This much-loved flower of the high mountains makes a great feature at home in a rockery, alpine border or a container. Gentiana cruciata bears its intensely blue flowers at the tips of short, 30cm (12) stems. This Crosswort Gentian is the easiest to grow of all the Gentian familyMore Info

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