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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.



We have found 125 products.
 

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 bare root geranium plant

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £12.99

Heuchera 'Patchwork' Mix

Coral Flower, Coral Bells

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Sprays of delicate, tiny flowers float on wiry stems above neat mounds of vibrant foliage. Prized for their colourful leaves, these versatile semi-evergreen perennials make excellent drifts of ground cover, adding a distinctive splash of colour to the front of borders, or even brightening winter containers. Their airy blooms attract bees and are also useful as cut flowers. Height and spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 3 heuchera Postiplugs

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • + FREE £5 voucher  
    • £8.99
    • 6 heuchera Postiplugs

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • + FREE £5 voucher  
    • £12.99

Pansy 'Matrix™ 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.

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.

 

More info
    • 30 pansy garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
    • Buy 2 packs for just £25  
    • £17.99

Perennial Ground Cover Collection

  • New in 2015

Our ground cover collection of hardy herbaceous perennials brings so many benefits, which all lead to one thing: low maintenance gardening. We've selected some of our best low-growing perennials to offer a range of planting solutions. Use them as front of border plants in large sunny borders or set them in dappled shade as underplanting to trees and shrubs. You can even try them in pots and use your new perennial containers alongside seasonal pots. Every plant in the mix offers a controlled spreading habit, helping to quickly fill borders, cover soils and prevent weeds taking hold. And less weeding leads to more time spent enjoying your garden!


  • Perennial Ground Cover Collection comprises:
  • Arabis 'Lotti Pink' - A spring flowering, cushion-like perennial.
  • Armeria 'Ballerina Mixed' - Dense cushions of bright green foliage produce spherical flower heads set atop sturdy upright stems.
  • Dianthus deltoides 'Red' - Neat clumps of silver green foliage that makes stunning ground cover.
  • Campanula 'Dwarf Blue' - Cushion-like plants, which are smothered in violet-blue flowers through the summer months.
  • Aubrieta 'Mixed' - These tough little plants will thrive in the poorest of soils, forming dense mats of evergreen foliage.
  • Erigeron 'Stallone' - This cheery clump forming perennial enjoys light sandy soils, making it ideal for coastal gardens.

Powerliner® plugs are well established, mature plugs which can be potted on or can be planted straight into the border or containers. Each plug module is 6.5cm in diameter.
More info
    • 6 Powerliner plug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 12 Powerliner plug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99

Delphinium 'New Millennium Dwarf Mixed'

  • New in 2015
We source our delphinium stocks from the best breeder in the world to guarantee top performance from our plants in your garden. WThe towering flower spires that make delphiniums a must-have garden perennial, can require sturdy staking to prevent them flopping under wind and rain. We're looking to change that with Delphinium 'New Millennium Juniors Mixed'. The sturdy upright stems don't need any staking or support, but give the same cottage garden feel as traditional varieties. From the world famous breeding of Terry Dowdeswell in New Zealand, these shorter, sturdier plants have been bred to perfection, with clear colours, evenly spaced florets, long flowering and high disease resistance. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 5 delphinium postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 delphinium postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99

Delphinium 'Pacific Giants'

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A distinguished delphinium producing strong spikes of semi-double blooms in a dreamy blend of pink, lilac, purple, violet-blue, sky-blue and white. Delphinium 'Pacific Giants' are excellent for cutting and add structure and presence to the back of cottage garden perennial borders. Height: 150cm (60"). Spread: 75cm (30").
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    • 6 delphinium plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £5.99

Lewisia 'Safira Collection'

  • New in 2015
This collection of hardy lewisia plants offers a unique colour mix and the longest flowering season we've seen - continuous colour from March to November! We've saved the stripes and picotees for other mixes in our range, to bring you a classy colour collection for use in sunny borders, rock gardens and patio containers. This low growing hardy perennial is covered in masses of starry blooms as soon as spring gets going, and continues to perform right through to late autumn. This sun-loving perennial copes well with our cooler temperatures, but benefits being sheltered from winter rains. Lewisia Safira Collection offer superb performance for very little effort! Height and spread 30cm (12").
More info
    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 6 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £24.99

Iris sibirica Collection

  • New in 2015

The breeding behind our unique iris collection brings more grace and beauty to this cottage garden favourite than ever before. Four exclusive varieties, all enhanced with crested double iris flowers for extra elegance and a frenzy of summer colour in your borders. Each flower has in excess of 20 petals, bringing a rose-like appearance to the luxuriant blooms. Iris sibirica Collection are tough performers, equally at home in moist, boggy soils and dry areas, and will enhance any garden border, especially mixed with other flower hardy perennials. Lush grass-like foliage makes for a good seasonal border filler. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread 35cm (14").


  • Collection comprises:
  • Iris 'Imperial Opal' - Translucent lavender-pink blooms with light edging and white throat.
  • Iris 'Pink Parfait' - Soft lavender-pink blooms with lighter edging. A yellow centre with white halo can be seen as flowers open fully.
  • Iris 'Concord Crush' - Rich violet-blue blooms with gold and white central blaze.
More info
    • 3 bare root iris plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £12.99

Delphinium 'Pink Blushes'

  • New in 2015
This Pink Blush is anything but embarrassing! Glorious, tall spikes of evenly spaced, perfectly formed florets in shades of pink, from pastel to magenta! The result of many years of breeding from Terry Dowdeswell, our world-class Delphinium expert in New Zealand, Delphinium 'Pink Blushes' are strong plants with disease resistance and unrivalled garden performance. Height: 1.5m (5'). Spread: 75cm (30").
More info
    • 5 delphinium Postiplug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99

Iris 'Re-Blooming Collection'

Bearded Iris

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A beautiful selection of hardy, drought tolerant bearded iris with exceptional disease and insect resistance. With the first flowers appearing in spring, and a second flush in autumn, these really are outstanding hardy perennials; perfect for summer borders. These majestic, tall bearded iris flowers have a delicate scent and make impressive cut flowers for a vase indoors. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").


  • Collection comprises:
  • Iris 'Orange Harvest' - Rust orange flowers.
  • Iris 'Victoria Falls' - Light blue iris flowers.
  • Iris 'Cantina' - Violet blooms.
  • Iris 'Buckwheat' - Golden yellow petals.
  • Iris 'Pass the Wine' - Wine red flowers.
More info
    • 5 Iris rhizomes - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 10 Iris rhizomes - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
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    • £24.99

Viola 'Autumn Jewels Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Pansy

  • 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.

If fragrance is your thing then Viola 'Autumn Jewels Mixed' is just for you. Despite their size, these mini pansies pack a real punch both in terms of scent and colour. We've included pretty much every shade in the rainbow into this special mix of top-performing violas to guarantee a glorious autumn show in just weeks after planting. Add our garden ready plants direct to pots, baskets and borders for quick results this autumn. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 25cm (10").

 

More info
    • 30 viola garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • Buy 2 packs for just £25  
    • £17.99

Perennial Bumper Collection

  • New in 2015
Fill your beds and borders with this generous 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.

  • Collection contains one each of the following varieties:
  • Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' - Bright, golden-yellow, daisy flowers with dark button eyes.
  • Verbascum 'Banana Custard' - Strong, erect spikes packed with dazzling two-tone yellow flowers.
  • Lobelia 'Starship Scarlet' - Ruby-red, glossy foliage and punchy, scarlet-red flower spikes.
  • Achillea 'Red Berries' - Panicles of red flowers above aromatic, fern like foliage.
  • Verbena 'Buenos Aires' - A drought resistant perennial with glowing clusters of purple flowers.
  • Erigeron 'Blue Beauty' - Showy lavender blue daisies throughout the summer.
  • Hollyhock 'Halo' - A stunning cottage garden perennial for the back of the border.
  • Poppy 'Fruit Punch' - Enchanting weather resistant silky, ruffled blooms.
  • Digitalis 'Dalmatian' - Well branched, compact plants for the back of the border.
  • Scabious 'Beaujolais Bonnets' - Rich burgundy flowers with contrasting paler outer petals and white stamens.
  • Gaillardia 'Mesa Peach' - Bright gold and peach tones bring instant sunshine to the front of borders.
  • Geum 'Blazing Sunset' - Fully double, scarlet red flowers rise above clumps of foliage on thin, wiry stems.
  • Agastache foeniculum - Blue flower spikes appear above silvery-green, aniseed scented foliage.
  • Monarda 'Bergamo' - Aromatic foliage and whorls of spidery blooms that attract insects to your garden borders.
  • Oenothera 'Apricot Delight' - A beautifully scented Evening Primrose with colour-changing blooms.
  • Nepeta 'Hot Pink' - Catmint is well loved by gardeners and their cats for its sweet, pungent aroma and pretty flowers.
  • Dianthus 'Bananaberry Fizz' - Double magenta and yellow flowers on sturdy plants.
  • Salvia 'New Dimension Blue' - Violet blue flower spikes attract bees and butterflies.
  • Arabis 'Lotti Pink' - Uniform, well-branched plants with a neat compact habit are covered with pink blooms.
  • Erigeron 'Stallone' - Fast growing, carefree plants with two tone daisy flowers.
  • Dianthus deltoides 'Red' - Neat clumps of silver green foliage host plenty of small red flowers.
  • Campanula 'Dwarf Blue' - A proliferation of soft blue flowers on compact dwarf plants.
  • Aubrieta 'Mixed' - Tough little plants that will thrive in the poorest of soils.
  • Armeria 'Ballerina Mixed' - Globe shaped blooms above cushions of grassy foliage.

Powerliner® plugs are well established, mature plugs which can be potted on or can be planted straight into the border or containers. Each plug module is 6.5cm in diameter.
More info
    • 24 powerliner plug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £24.99