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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 19 products.
 

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 September 2014
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    • £19.99
    • 2 x 12cm potted plants

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    • £29.99
    • Out of stock

Heteropappus meyendorfii

Blue Chrysanthemum

  • New in 2014
  • Hundreds of electric blue blooms
Like a little blue Chrysanthemum, this fabulous plant produces an abundance of blooms from late summer, and continues throughout autumn. Heteropappus meyendorfii is a colourful, late flowering half hardy perennial with a lovely spreading habit. This pretty little daisy is perfect for filling gaps in containers and late summer borders when other plants are beginning to fade. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £8.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £17.98 £12.99

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 September 2014
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    • £9.99
    • 72 plug plants

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

Viola 'Most Scented' Mix

Pansy

  • The most scented violas
Experience the unforgettable fragrance of Viola 'Most Scented Mix'. This exclusive mix exudes a spring-like perfume even on the coolest of winter days. With a cheery bright colour mix, their pretty faces bring a bright splash of colour that will continue well into late spring. Plant them in hanging baskets, window boxes and flower pouches™ and position them by a front door or kitchen window where you can really appreciate them. Height: 15cm (6”). Spread: 20cm (8”).

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 October 2014
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    • £16.99

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 September 2014
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    • £10.99
    • 6 x 5cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 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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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £9.99

Anemone 'Queen Charlotte'

Japanese Anemone, Anemone x hybrida 'Konigin Charlotte'

It's easy to overlook the late show in your garden, as you scramble to fill it with summer colour. But, these superb Japanese anemones will take the blooming relay torch from summer bedding and carry it well into the autumn. Anemone 'Queen Charlotte' is the pick of the bunch, with an extra layer of pure pink petals. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 1 jumbo plug plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £16.99

Astrantia 'Roma'

Hattie's Pincushion, Masterwort

  • Tough perennial star flower
Pretty pincushion flowers in a delicate shade of pink, rise above loose clumps of attractive glossy foliage. Often seen in cottage garden borders, Astrantia major 'Roma' also thrives in the moist soil at a woodland edge or beside a pond or stream. The understated blooms, surrounded by papery outer bracts, are ideal for cutting for a delicate fresh or dried flower arrangement. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 bareroot plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
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    • £13.99
    • 6 bareroot plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
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    • £21.99

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 September 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 September 2014
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    • £14.99

Scabious 'Butterfly Magnets Mixed'

Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion Flower

  • New in 2014
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 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £13.99
    • 6 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
    • SAVE £9.99  
    • £27.98 £17.99