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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.


For beautiful summer flowers browse our range of annual plants.



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Pansy 'Autumn Blaze Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Viola x wittrockiana

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants

Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.


We've sourced this quick to flower collection to offer you the longest autumn pansy display we've ever seen! Pansy 'Autumn Blaze Mixed' will flower in as little as 9 weeks after we've sown them for you, bringing you vibrant seasonal colour and soft fragrance soon after planting out. The fiery blend offers a combination of red wing, red blotch and yellow blotch blooms to set your garden ablaze this autumn.

Superior branching and uniform habit across the mix, ensure the very best in garden performance. The large 7cm (3") blooms sit on short, sturdy stems, ensuring they bounce back even after the heaviest of autumn rain showers. This hardy mix will overwinter safely in most gardens to offer a second flush of colour the following spring. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread 25cm (10").

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    • 30 pansy garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £17.99 £8.99

Scabious 'Butterfly Magnets Mixed'

Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion Flower

Marvel at the whirling clouds of butterflies that are drawn to this lovely Scabious mix. Pincushion blooms in a super colour range are supported on tall wiry stems that make fabulous cut flowers. Scabious 'Butterfly Magnets Mixed' creates a wonderful billowing, airy feature for the back of cottage garden borders particularly when planted in large drifts. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 3 scabious jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 6 scabious jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

Verbena bonariensis

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

Tightly clustered florets form glowing lavender flower heads that float atop stiffly upright, branching stems. The long lasting blooms of Verbena bonariensis attract clouds of bees and butterflies. This perennial verbena has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years, associating beautifully with grasses for a tranquil planting scheme, or adding a touch of architectural style to the back of herbaceous borders. This elegant perennial is at its most effective when planted in large swathes. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 6 verbena plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £5.99
    • 12 verbena plug plants

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    • £7.99
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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").


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

 

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    • 1 geranium jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 3 geranium jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £24.99

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' (Large Plant)

Siberian Bugloss

  • New in 2015

Grown for it's large, heart shaped, silver leaves with a sparkling metallic sheen that will brighten the shadiest borders. In Spring, the neat clumps of foliage are complimented by delicate sprays of sky blue flowers. Brunnera macrophylla ‘Jack Frost' is a resilient, quick growing hardy perennial, making useful ground cover in those tricky shady areas. Try planting this Siberian Bugloss among hardy ferns for a woodland feel or throughout the front of cottage garden borders. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 1 x 3 litre potted brunnera plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted brunnera plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

Dicentra spectablis (Large Plant)

Lamprocapnos spectabilis, Bleeding Heart, Dutchman's Breeches, Lyre Flower

  • New in 2015
Charming rose-pink, heart shaped flowers dangle enticingly from elegant arching stems, giving this plant its common name of Bleeding Heart. This beautiful spring flowering perennial is one of the earliest to bloom each year, often continuing into early summer. The finely-cut foliage forms attractive clumps that increase year after year, at a slow but steady rate. This graceful hardy perennial enjoys a reliably moist soil, making it ideal for damp woodland areas as well as cottage garden borders. Dicentra spectabilis holds an RHS AGM for its superb garden performance and makes a worthy addition to any Spring garden. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted dicentra plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted dicentra plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £17.99

Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' (Large Plant)

Helen's Flower, Sneezeweed

Don't get caught out with a colour-less, late summer garden - Helenium actually flower much later in the summer, so are excellent for extending the season of colour! Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty' is a choice variety, with copper-red flowers.

This hardy perennial is loved by bees and butterflies, and is the proud holder of an RHS Award of Garden Merit, so comes highly recommended as a reliable garden plant. Sneezeweed is tall, and is great for filling gaps in borders and adding height. It looks particularly good with grasses. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 1 x 3 litre potted helenium plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted helenium plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Dianthus 'Doris'

Carnation, Pink

This well known RHS AGM variety is one of the longest flowering Pinks you'll find. An abundance of double pink flowers with deep pink centres are produced all summer long, above mats of silvery green foliage. With a rich, sweet fragrance, Dianthus 'Doris makes a delightful cut flower that will fill your home with fragrance. This compact hardy perennial is perfect for alpine gardens and rockeries or planted through the front of beds and borders. Height and spread: 25cm (10").


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

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    • 5 dianthus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 dianthus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99

Poppy 'Royal Wedding' (Large Plant)

Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy

The Oriental Poppy is perfect for cottage gardens, and are best planted together in clumps for the full effect. Poppy 'Royal Wedding' is the pick of the bunch, with glistening white petals and a dark centre to each bloom. Bees and butterflies love the nectar-rich flowers. Oriental Poppies are easy to grow, hardy perennial plants for a sunny border in the garden. Plants are clump-forming, tough and produce over-sized flowers in early summer each year, followed by attractive seedheads. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 50cm (20"). More info
    • 1 x 8cm potted poppy plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 8cm potted poppy plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Iris 'Edith Wolford'

  • New in 2015
This German-bred Bearded Iris has proven bullet proof in our UK growing trials, we can't sing its praises enough. Not only does it produce a unique harmonious combination of bicolour blue and yellow blooms, you'll enjoy up to nine buds per stem on this hardy perennial. And just when you think this stunning iris has done its thing for the season it will reward you with a second wave of blooms later in the summer. Stem numbers increase year on year as the plants fill out. Great for getting that cottage garden look in your borders. Height 75cm (30"). Spread 40cm (16").
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    • 3 bare root iris plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 6 bare root iris plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99

Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' (Large Plant)

Japanese Anemone

A classic Anemone, which is incredibly easy to grow, and gives impressive displays from late summer to autumn, coming back every year. Anemone x hybrida ‘Honorine Jobert’will perform best in a shady garden, and will spread quickly and easily.

Japanese Anemones are reliable garden plants, which are ideal for first time gardeners. Plants will last for years in the garden, and are very rabbit resistant. Height and Spread: 90cm (35").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted anemone plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 1 x 2 litre potted anemone plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted anemone plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted anemone plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

Astrantia major 'Roma' (Large Plant)

Hattie's Pincushion, Masterwort

Astrantia is a vigorous, hardy perennial with flowers like small pincushions. 'Roma' is one of the best varieties, and comes with an RHS AGM. The delicate, soft pink flowers persist from June to September.

For almost instant gardening, choose Masterwort. Plants are quick-growing, easy to establish and long-lasting. Plants will grow in sun or part shade. Height: 90cm (35in) and Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted astrantia plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted astrantia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99