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Perennial & Biennial Plants


In this range you'll find an impressive selection of perennial plants and biennial plants, which are perfect for beginners and experienced gardeners alike. Also known as herbaceous plants, perennial plants live for 2 or more years and flower every year. Biennial plants live for up to 2 years, flowering profusely in their second year before setting seed and dying. Both are great for beds and spring displays and there are many delightful plants to choose from. Use the selections in the left menu to select the right plants for your garden.



We have found 108 products.
 

Helianthemum Collection

Rock Rose, Sun Rose

These tough little rock roses are hardy, drought tolerant and trouble-free, producing glorious colour from late spring to midsummer. If pruned after flowering, they'll even reward you with a second flush of blooms in late summer! The nectar-rich flowers, set against a backdrop of silvery, semi-evergreen foliage, are loved by bees and other insects. This helianthemum collection makes excellent groundcover or a versatile addition to rockeries or hot, dry borders. Height: 20cm (8”). Spread: 30cm (12”).
  • Collection comprises the following varieties:
  • Helianthemum 'Ben Mohr' – Orange, saucer shaped flowers.
  • Helianthemum 'Pink Angel' – An abundance of delicate double, pink flowers.
  • Helianthemum 'The Bride' – A pretty, white rock rose with an RHS Award of Garden Merit.
  • Helianthemum 'Ben Fhada' – Bright, primrose yellow blooms with golden egg-yolk centres.
  • Helianthemum 'Fireball' – Fantastic double scarlet petals.
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    • 5 jumbo plug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £14.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £19.99

Geranium himalayense 'Birch Double'

Geranium himalayense 'Plenum', Hardy Geranium, Cranesbill

Vigorous and versatile, this superb cranesbill tolerates almost any situation; even full shade. A mass of double purple-pink blooms stand above the delicately serrated foliage which turns to shades of burnt red and orange in autumn. Geranium himalayense 'Birch Double' will quickly blend with other herbaceous perennials to create colourful groundcover and looks equally attractive in herbaceous borders and shady woodland gardens. Height: 25cm (10”). Spread: 60cm (24”). More info
    • 1 bareroot plant

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
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    • £12.99

Pansy 'Matrix™ Mixed'

Viola x wittrockiana

 Customer Rating
  • Best In Class for winter pansy - click here for details
  • Colour throughout winter and spring
  • 100% bigger, better and stronger than Pansy 'Universal'

This vibrant blend has been specially bred for their excellent branching habit and super size flowers; and the results speak for themselves! The compact sturdy stems hold their vibrant flower heads high, whatever the weather brings to ensure your garden is filled with colour. Easy to grow, Pansy 'Matrix Mixed' is the perfect plant for all your containers and bedding displays. Height and spread: 23cm (9").


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    • + £5 voucher  
    • £6.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
    • + £5 voucher  
    • £13.98 £9.99

Geranium maderense

Giant Herb Robert, Madeira Cranesbill

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • The palm tree geranium
Geranium maderense is a magnificent tender perennial. The Madeira Cranesbill is the largest of the Geranium species, and certainly one of the most impressive, reaching a height of 1.5m (4',9"). Although perennial, it often acts as a biennial, producing pretty magenta pink blooms in its second year. But you won't mind the wait - it will give you time to appreciate the exotic-looking, dissected, evergreen foliage that radiates from a stout central trunk. This spectacular RHS AGM species will need some winter protection so it is best grown in the conservatory or a large patio container which can be moved to a frost free position in winter. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 100cm (39").
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    • 1 x 12cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £19.99
    • 2 x 12cm potted plants

    • Despatch:
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    • £29.99
    • Out of stock

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium 'Gerwat'

  • Winner of The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 'Plant of the Centenary'
  • Unique long-flowering period for a Hardy Geranium

A celebrated Cranesbill producing masses of saucer shaped, violet-blue blooms with dainty white centres. Being a sterile hybrid, Geranium 'Rozanne' flowers repeatedly throughout the summer and won’t self-seed like other Geraniums. This hardy perennial makes excellent ground cover through the front of informal borders or spilling from containers. As summer ends the loose mounds of foliage colour to reddish brown and fiery orange for an extended display into autumn. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 60cm (24").


Useful links:

Geranium 'Rozanne gets our vote for RHS 'Plant of the Centenary'

 

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    • 1 jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £9.99
    • 3 jumbo plug plants

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    • £19.98
    • Out of stock

Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire'

Maiden Pink

  • New in 2014
  • Ground cover pinks

Long lasting, white jagged-edged petals with a fiery red eye smother this dwarf hardy perennial throughout summer. Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire' forms neat clumps of silver green foliage that makes stunning ground cover and looks superb as a path edging or dotted throughout rockeries. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (12").


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £23.98 £16.99

Dianthus barbatus 'Mixed' (Garden-Ready)

Sweet William

  • New in 2014

Enjoy the sweet clove like fragrance of this cottage garden favourite with the minimum of effort. This traditional mix of Sweet Williams combines a fabulous range of pinks, reds and white including solid shades and bicolours for a real tapestry of colour. Dianthus barbartus ‘Mixed’ carries its large clusters of flowers upon stiff upright stems and make superb cut flowers. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for beds and borders. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").

You can plant our garden-ready plants straight into the garden when they arrive - it couldn’t be easier! There’s no need to re-pot them or to grow them on - just plant and water them. Pretty soon you’ll be enjoying their wonderful displays of colour.

 

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    • 30 garden-ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
    • Add a 2nd pack for just £5  
    • £14.99

Perennial 'Best Value' Collection

Fill your beds and borders with this bargain 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. Height: Up to 1m (39"). Spread: 45cm (18").

  • Collection includes;

  • Poppy 'Pizzicato' Mixed - A neat semi dwarfing variety, producing up to 20 large flowers per plant! Height: 50cm (19"). Spread: 30cm (12").
  • Digitalis 'Dalmation Mixed' - Well branched, compact, dwarf plants. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").
  • Echinacea 'Primadonna' - Beautiful pink daisy flowers with petals that radiate outwards instead of downwards. Height: 85cm (33"). Spread: 45cm (18").
  • Coreopsis 'Presto' - Neat, compact plants are smothered in golden-yellow, semi-double flowers all summer long. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
  • Verbena Bonariensis- Tightly clustered florets form glowing lavender flower heads that float atop stiffly upright, branching stems. Height: 200cm (78"). Spread: 45cm (18").
  • Scabiosa 'Blue Jeans' - Blue pincushion flowers attract bees and butterflies throughout summer. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
  • Aquilegia 'Swan' Mixed - An abundance of large flowers on upright, multi-branched stems Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 25cm (10").
  • Geum 'Blazing Sunset' - Fully double, large scarlet blooms are borne over a long period in summer. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
  • Carnation 'Ever-blooming Mixed' (Hardy) - Richly fragrant blooms that are ideal for cutting. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
  • Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' - A constant display of large flower heads in fiery shades of orange, yellow and red. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
  • Delphinium 'Pacific Giants' - Excellent for adding structure and presence to the back of borders. Height: 150cm (60"). Spread: 75cm (30").
  • Leucanthemum x superbum 'White Knight' - Pure white single flowers are produced in constant supply throughout summer.
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    • 72 plug plants - 6 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £71.88 £19.99

Wallflower 'Winter Party'

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

  • New in 2014
The richly fragrant blooms of Wallflower ‘Winter Party’ create a tapestry of colour in shades of burnt orange and mauve. This evergreen erysimum hybrid has a neat, compact habit making it perfect for beds, borders and containers. Versatile and undemanding, this short lived perennial tends to be grown as a biennial, and is tough enough to cope in even the poorest of soils. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 6 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £14.99
    • 12 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
    • SAVE £9.99  
    • £29.98 £19.99

Buddleja 'Flower Power'

Buddleja x weyeriana 'Bicolor', Buddleia, Butterfly Bush

 Customer Rating
  • Best shrub for summer colour
Magical blooms transform from deepest violet to rich butterscotch yellow for an enchanting kaleidoscope of colour. The fragrant flowers of Buddleja 'Flower Power' are certain to attract butterflies and other beneficial insects to your garden. This colourful, low maintenance butterfly bush has a neat compact habit – just perfect for small gardens.Height and spread: 200cm (79").
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    • 1 jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £12.99
    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
    • Treble up 1 to 3 plugs for 1p extra  
    • £13.00

Buddleja 'Buzz'™ Collection

Buddleja davidii, Buddleia, Butterfly Bush

 Customer Rating
  • Unique triple award winner
  • World's first patio buddleja
  • Loved by butterflies and bees

A new twist on a much-loved garden favourite, 'Buzz'™ is the world's first patio buddleja! These attractive, compact plants are loved by bees and butterflies, but won't take over your garden. Buddleja 'Buzz'™ is easy to grow and problem-free with a super long-flowering period. Perfectly proportioned for patio pots and smaller gardens. Height and spread: 120cm (47”).
Collection comprises the following varieties. Please click on the product name to view the individual variety:
Buddleja 'Buzz™ Sky Blue'
Buddleja 'Buzz™ Magenta'
Buddleja 'Buzz™ Ivory'

Useful links:

How to grow Buddleja Buzz™

Gardening news: Top 10 best-selling plants of 2012

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    • 3 jumbo plug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of October 2014
    • SAVE £11.98  
    • £26.97 £14.99
    • 6 jumbo plug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of October 2014
    • SAVE £28.95  
    • £53.94 £24.99

Golden Lysimachia

Lysimachia punctata, Dotted Loosestrife

  • A towering, elegant plant for the border
Bring some sunshine to your borders with this resilient cottage-garden favourite. Neat clumps of tall, elegant stems with striking yellow flowers are borne from mid-summer through until early autumn. Golden Lysimachia is great for difficult clay soils and shadier parts of the garden, thriving in damp borders, bog gardens or at the margins of a pond. Grow dotted loosestrife in woodland gardens or informal areas for a burst of late summer colour! Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £19.98 £14.99