Oct
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2014

Buy BIENNIAL Flower Seeds

Photo is of Myosostis sylvatica (Forget-Me-Nots)

All Biennial flowers (except Herbs) will be listed on this page.

In general, biennials do best with Winter Sowing of the seed, and I recommend this method. Some will do well with just cool spring/fall soil temps too. Please check the germination databases listed in the LINKS list to the right if you are unsure.

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Alcea rosea ‘Nigra‘ (Hollyhock) Z3 HHNigr
This hollyhock is a deep dark maroon giving an almost black color to the blooms. To see photos on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. Perfect for those of you who love black flowers or those that want a dramatic flower against a light backdrop. Plants grow to about 5′ tall. 50 seeds for $1.75.




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Alcea rosea ‘Summer Carnival Mix‘ (Hollyhock) Z3 HHSCM
This popular mix has double blooms in a wide range of colors. There is an outer ring of petals and a fluffy center full of ruffly petals. Plants grow to about 4′ tall. 50 seeds for $1.50.




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Alcea rosea (Hollyhock) Tall Singles Mix  Z3 HHTSM
These heirloom flowers are a staple of cottage gardens. The color mix includes white, yellow, pink, deep pink, and maroon. They are beloved by many for their outstanding tall spires of blooms. They also disliked by a few because of foliage problems like rust. So they might not be the best for up close to someone sitting at a table. I have mine in the border behind other plants that hide their lower halves and also out behind the garage. No one gets a close up view behind the garage, but they make a terrific impact from a distance. 50+ seeds for $1.25.





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campanula cup and saucerCampanula medium(Canterbury Bells) ‘Cup and Saucer Mix’ Z4 CampCup
This is an amazing looking biennial. The large “cup” flowers with “saucer” corolla bases on stems that go to 2-3′ tall are hard to miss. The flowers come in blue, pink, and white. 100+ seeds for $1.

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Campanula medium ‘Flore Plena Mix Z4 CamFPM
This seems to be a fairly unknown double “hose in hose” form of Canterbury Bells, but you can make it known in your garden. The flowers come in blue, pink, and white. Plants grow up 3′ tall. Also makes great cut flowers. 100+ seeds for $1.25.




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Campanula moesiaca Z6? CamMoe
This rarely seen plant in the U.S. has the prettiest clusters of light blue in late spring. The blooms are atop stems about a foot tall. It seems to grow well in the well mulched full sun border and would probably do well in part sun too. I can not find hardiness info. I gave a plant to friend who I think would be considered zone 5 successfully over wintered this in a sunny border, but how hardy it is a guess at the moment. 50 seeds for $2.00.




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Cheiranthus allionii (SIBERIAN WALLFLOWER) aka Erysimum x marshallii aka Erysimum allionii CherA
This bright fragrant orange flower will add a bright spot to the spring garden. This plant is listed as a biennial sometimes as a short lived perennial. I’ve never had it behave like a perennial, maybe in a warmer climate. WS. Sun. 100++ seeds for $1.

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Dianthus barbatus (SWEET WILLIAM) Z4 DiaBar
This is great old cottage garden favorite. I love the long bloom season of these plants. Though I’m not sure why the nickname is Sweet William since they don’t really have much of a scent like other dianthus. I’ve looked up the origins and there is conflict. I would like to think it is like when the teen boys who say “Sweet” to describe something really cool. Biennial. WS. Sun. 100 ++ seeds for $1.

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Dianthus barbatus var. nigrescens ‘Sooty’ Z4 DSooty
This unusual Sweet William develops maroon foliage and gets topped with very deep red flowers. It is quite an eye catcher at the front of the border. I forgot I had planted them(This happens sometimes when you are a seedaholic such as myself) so when I saw them I was quite smitten. Since the whole plant is so dark, I suggest placing where you pass by or with lightly colored plants for contrast. Full Sun.
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Digitalis obsura (Sunset aka Dusty Foxglove) Z6(5?) DigObs
This is a plant for those of you who love the unusual. This foxglove has spikes of rusty colored flowers. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. This plant is a native of Spain and is more drought tolerant than regular foxglove. The plants are shorter too growing to about a foot and a half. 100 seeds for $1.50.




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foxglovemixDigitalis purpurea Mix (FOXGLOVE) FoxMix
This is a economical mix of no-name Foxgloves. They may be nameless, but they will still be pretty.
200 seeds for $1.




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Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove) ‘Apricot Beauty’ Z4 FoxApB
This stately version of foxglove grows to 4′ or taller. It has apricot pink flowers. Full sun with adequate summer moisture to part shade. 100+ seeds for $1.50.




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Digitalis purpurea(Foxglove) ‘Foxy Mix’ Z4 FoxFox
By customer request ~ I still can remember going to a wonderfully landscaped estate in early summer and seeing, for the first time, foxglove in bloom in large borders. I was blown away. This mix grows to 3′ and comes in pink, pale yellow, purple, white and magenta with marbled markings. 1967 AAS winner. Full sun with adequate summer moisture to part shade. 150+ seeds for $1.

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Digitalis purpurea ‘Giant Spotted Series LILAC‘ (Foxglove) Z4 FoxGSSL
For those of you who want a traditional large foxglove in purply pink with an interior all full of spots, this is for you.  100+ seeds for $1.00.




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Digitalis purpurea ‘Gelbe Lanze aka ‘Yellow Spear’ (Foxglove) Z4? FoxGeL
This variety is much more well known over in Europe especially Germany as the name suggests. It is a very pretty cultivar with long spikes of creamy yellow flowers. To see photos on Dave’s Garden, CLICK HERE. 100 seeds for $1.50.




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Digitalis purpurea ‘Snow Thimble’ (Foxglove) Z4 FoxSnT
I love this cultivar of foxglove. It just looks different then other varieties by the way the flowers lay downward. If this were a regular foxglove flower with the inner spotting, this might be considered a flaw, but since these are solid white it is not a problem. It grows 3-4′ tall. Full sun with adequate summer moisture to part shade. 100 seeds for $1.75.




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Digitalis thapsi (Foxglove) Z4 FOXDTh
This is a very pretty pink foxglove. You can tell it is a foxglove, but you know it is different. The flowers are more openly spaced, and the plants do not grow as tall other types. They are about 2′ tall in bloom. They are are also supposedly more perennial in nature than many other foxgloves, but to not break up the genus, I’m keeping them listed here. Full sun with adequate summer moisture to part shade. 100 seeds for $1.75.




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Echium vulgare (Viper’s Bugloss) Z3 EchVul
It may be a weed to some, but it is a good plant for places that have dry poor soil. If you have trouble spot where nothing wants to grow, this is the plant. The flowers are a gorgeous true blue.(If anyone hasn’t figured it out by now, I love blue flowers!) It grows 2-3′ tall. The plants have hairs on them that become more like nasty little cactus hairs as the plant matures so it should be planted where there isn’t much foot traffic. Use good gloves when removing spent flower stalks or collecting seed. Full sun. 25 seeds for $1.50.

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Hesperis matronalis (Dame’s Rocket) Z4 HesMat
Another old cottage garden favorite. Now this one is fragrant especially in the evening. It grow 1-3′ tall and blooms in late spring. Though it is fine here, this plant is invasive in some areas. So please don’t order if it is on your local invasives list. Biennial. WS. Sun to Part Shade. 100 seeds for $1.

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Myosostis sylvatica (FORGET-ME-NOTS) Z3 MyoSly
I love this biennial for the carpet of true blue it provides to borders in late spring to early summer. It looks great accenting tulips and daffodils. Once the plants go to seed pull them up, new babies will grow in its place. This plant re-seeds quite readily, but the plants at any stage are easy to remove. It will grow well in sun to part shade. It is said that this plant is a water lover, but I’ve found it does well in dry summer borders. Moisture during the other seasons is enough for it to do well. 200 seed for $1.25.

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Salvia argentea (Silver Sage) Z5 SalArg
This is a neat plant for hot dry spots in the garden. The fuzzy leaves are 6 to 8 inch long leaves looking like lambs ears on steroids. It is a biennial that produces a large candelabra type stem of white flowers in its second year. If the flowers are cut off before setting seed, it is possible to extend the life of this plant for a year or two longer. 30+ seeds for $1.50.




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Saliva sclarea (Clary Sage) is located on the Buy HERBS and LETTUCE page.
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Tragopogon porrifolius (OYSTER PLANT aka PURPLE SALSIFY) is listed on the Buy Herbs, Lettuce, Edible Flowers Page.

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Verbascum blattaria, white (Moth Mullein) Z?(grows in Northern Canada according to USDA PLANTS database)VerBlat
Some might call this a weed, but I think it is much too pretty for that! Plus it is a N. American native plant. From basal rosettes of wrinkly and scalloped foliage arises long flower scapes to tall. The buds are a pale pink and they open to white flowers with fuzzy purple anthers. This verbascum, as hopefully you notice in my pic, develops auxiliary flower stalks so the bloom time is extended. Verbascums are known to be heavy reseeders, but this variety gives a very long lead time on cutting the seeds pods off before they open making it easy to control. 100+ seeds for $1.00.

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Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Bombardier Mix‘ Z5 VerbM
This mix includes shades of white, pink, purple. The spikes of this variety are shorter than most varieties of mullein growing to about 3′. Though listed as a perennial, I’m not so sure so I’ve got them here instead. Summer blooming. Full Sun. 100 seeds for $1.25.

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Verbascum phoeniceum ‘Violetta‘ (Purple Mullein) Z5 VerbVio
This is such a lovely plant with its purple blooms. The flower spikes rise to about 30″ in late spring/early summer. Full sun. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here.
100 seeds for $1.75.




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11 Comments »

  • Jammie Leigh says:

    i love your flower selection :)

  • Audrey says:

    hi remy, any chance you could carry seed of Matthiola incana? it looks to be biennial but only in z8-11. i would love to try it though! someone in z5 said it sometimes overwinters under heavy mulch. fragrant! thanks, remy, i look forward to ordering again this winter!

  • remy says:

    Hi Audrey, I’ll see what I can do : )
    I hope your have a good growing season,
    Remy

  • jammie says:

    hi remy :)
    i wanted to let you know my garden is doing well. i have several things coming up as well. i hope you are well.

  • remy says:

    Hi Jammie,
    That is great to hear! Besides an awful start to the year with the wettest spring ever on record here, things have been great ever since. Fingers crossed it stays that way,
    Remy

  • Helene Berg says:

    Could you find seed for blue impatiens, grandis rosa impatiens and mexican flame vine?

  • remy says:

    Hi Helene,
    If I could find seeds for blue impatiens, believe me, I would offer them! The Mexican Flame Vine, I have also not found seeds for. There is a massive plant of it down in Key Largo where I go, but the seeds are no good from it. If I find some, don’t worry I will offer them.
    Remy

  • Mayoor Jaiswal says:

    Hi Remy,

    Would you have any heliotrope, gooseneck and goat’s beard seeds?

    Mayoor

  • remy says:

    Hi Mayoor,
    The Helioptrope is out of stock for the year because of a seed crop failure.
    Dwarf Goat’s Beard is on the Perennial Seeds page.
    I do not have Gooseneck, sorry.
    Remy

  • christine says:

    hi remy
    i recently heard a neat name for the silver sage salvia argentea that i thought you might also enjoy. hobbits foot. thought it was so cute!

  • remy says:

    Christine,
    No I never heard that one before, but it is appropriate!

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