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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 18 products.
 

Geranium pratense 'Summer Skies'

Hardy Geranium, Meadow Cranesbill

Plant swathes of this gorgeous mauve-pink geranium in your cottage garden borders and enjoy dreamy summer skies all summer long. The double blooms of Geranium pratense 'Summer Skies' may look delicate but this hardy herbaceous perennial is tough and undemanding. Unlike its single flowered relations, this meadow cranesbill does not self seed, so the flowers last even longer. Height: 90cm (36”). Spread: 60cm (24”).
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    • 1 bareroot plant

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
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    • £12.99

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

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    • £29.99
    • Out of stock

Dianthus 'Gran's Favourite'

Pink

This well loved RHS AGM variety is as popular as ever for its white blooms with raspberry picotee edges. The clove scented flowers of Dianthus 'Gran's Favourite' are produced in abundance above a carpet of silvery green foliage. With such a prolific flowering period there will be plenty of blooms to spare for a vase indoors. This super little Pink is perfectly hardy and a makes a lovely addition to the front of cottage garden borders. Height and spread: 40cm (16").


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

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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
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    • £19.98 £14.99

Dianthus 'Doris'

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 Postiplug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £14.99

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 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

Polyanthus eliator 'Crescendo® Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Primula, Oxlip

 Customer Rating
  • Best In Class for polyanthus click here for details
  • Polyanthus are a majestic spring container choice
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Give your garden a dose of springtime magic and banish the winter gloom. Polyanthus 'Crescendo®' paints a rainbow of colour with its large blooms in bright colours making bold splashes in pots, window boxes and borders.The flowers are long-lasting, fragrant and produced in abundance upon strong stems which are held above neat rosettes of foliage. With excellent winter hardiness and superior disease resistance, you can expect repeat performances year after year. By far the best bedding polyanthus available.

 

Culinary note: Primula flowers are edible.

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
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    • £9.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £14.99

Arum Lily 'Spectrum Mixed'

Zantedeschia, Calla Lily

  • New in 2014
Bring some glamour and elegance into your garden with this beautiful collection of half-hardy Calla Lilies! The brightly coloured spathes are set against a backdrop of sumptuous, silver-spotted, heart shaped leaves. These exotic looking Arum Lillies are ideal for long lasting cut flower arrangements. Over-winter the rhizhomes in a warm, dry place and you can enjoy them year after year. Bulb size 12/14. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 20cm (8").
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    • 5 rhizomes

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 10 rhizomes

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £25.98 £16.99

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 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £5.99
    • 12 plug plants

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    • £7.99
    • Out of stock

Giant Fragrant Cowslip

Primula florindae, Tibetan Cowslip

Stiff stems carry whorls of sulphur yellow, tubular, flowers with a delicate, sweet fragrance. Once established, Giant Cowslips will naturalise to form swathes of lush, mid green foliage that makes ideal groundcover for natural planting schemes. With an RHS AGM, Primula florindae makes a superb choice for a damp, shady corner where other plants won't grow. Height: 90cm (35”). Spread: 50cm (20”).
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    • 3 x 5cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £10.99
    • 6 x 5cm potted plants

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

Tropaeolum speciosum

Flame Nasturtium, Flame Flower, Flame Creeper

Exotic, spurred blooms in bright, vermillion red appear throughout summer in a rich explosion of colour. The vibrant blooms are followed by spherical blue fruits set against a backdrop of attractive dark green foliage. Tropaeolum speciosum is an intriguing climbing perennial that prefers a cool, sheltered position. This sought after plant creates a spectacular sight when grown through mature shrubs or scrambling over low walls. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 1.2m (4').
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    • 2 bareroot plants

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 4 bareroot plants

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £19.99

Chrysanthemum 'Incurved Mixed'

Sturdy stems bear rounded blooms with magnificent incurved petals that are perfect for long-lasting flower arrangements. Savour the colour of these magnificent half hardy chrysanthemums in your autumn garden when summer bedding plants have faded away. This vibrant collection will reward you with flamboyant blooms right through until the frosts. Disbudding the stems will produce fewer, but larger blooms, or let them grow naturally for a mass of smaller flowers. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Companion planting: Try growing Chrysanthemums with chives, whose aromatic leaves will deter aphids.


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Companion Planting

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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99

Marsh Orchid

Dactylorhiza majalis, Spotted Orchid

Spires of deep pink intricately patterned flowers are carried on tall stems above linear green foliage each summer. These unusual terrestrial Marsh orchids are natives of European marshlands so they are perfectly hardy. Dactylorhiza majalis is surprisingly easy to grow when planted in reliably moist or boggy soils, and you can even try it in containers. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6"). More info
    • 2 bareroot plants

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    • £20.99
    • Out of stock