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Biennials; seeds

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  • Alliaria petiolata

    £2.15

    Garlic mustard. Native European hedgerow plant growing to 1.2 m (4 ft) high. The leaves are edible with a garlic/mustard flavour (gets hotter over the season). Also edible are the seeds and roots as a condiment. Good wildlife and bee plant. Sun or part shade. Stratification: ND. Number of seeds: 20.

    53 in stock


  • Angelica archangelica

    £2.15

    Angelica. a large biennial from slightly shady places in Europe, growing to 2 m (7 ft) high. Stems are edible, often candied. All parts are used medicinally, the essential oil is used in perfumery and as a food flavouring. Likes a moist slightly acid soil with some shade; hardy to -25°C. Stratification: WS4+CS4. Number of seeds: 40.

    26 in stock


  • Barbarea vulgaris

    £2.25

    Rock Cress, Yellow Rocket. Evergreen biennial/short-lived perennial with glossy green leaves and yellow flowers, to 60cm high. Leaves and flowers edible with a mustard flavour. Stratification: CS8.  Stratification: CS8. Number of seeds: 50.

    39 in stock


  • Galium album

    £2.25

    Hedge bedstraw. Annual to short-lived perennial growing 20cm high with white flowers. Makes a good ground cover and flowers are valuable for beneficial insects. Stratification: CS8 Number of seeds: 60.

    30 in stock


  • Melilotus officinalis

    £2.25

    Yellow melilot, Sweet clover. Biennial legume with deep taproots and yellow flowers much loved by bees, growing up to 1.5m high. Good forage and green manure crop. Stratification: ND. Number of seeds: 80.

    25 in stock


  • Oenothera biennis

    £2.25

    Evening primrose. Biennial growing around 80cm high with yellow flowers. All parts are edible, and the oil from the seeds has well known medicinal uses. A valuable mineral accumulator and soil decompactor due to its deep but short-lived tap roots. Stratification: ND. Number of seeds: 400.

    49 in stock


  • Plantago coronopus Minutina

    £2.25

    Bucks horn plantain. Biennial to 20cm high for most soils. The leaves are an excellent edible. Raw in salads or cooked. Stratification: ND. Number of seeds: 200.

    50 in stock


  • Viola tricolor

    £2.25

    Heartsease, wild pansy. Short-lived perennial (sometimes annual or biennial) to 30cm high with flowers in purple, yellow and white which attract bees. The flowers are used in salads. Others parts of the plant contain medicinal compounds used to treat cancers. Likes part shade.  Stratification: ND. Number of seeds: 100.

    49 in stock