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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 24 products.
 

SunDiascia 'Eternal Flames'

Twinspur

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  • T&M exclusive
  • Brand new hardy diascia
This lovely South African plant produces slender spires, packed with pretty tubular blooms, over a remarkably long flowering period. Diascia 'Eternal Flames' will fill borders, beds and containers with vibrant shades of orange and pink from June to October. Although Twinspur is generally grown as an annual, it is actually perennial and hardy to -8C (18F), so it can be easily overwintered with some protection from winter weather. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 3 sundiascia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 9 sundiascia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £29.97 £14.99

Lewisia cotyledon 'Elise Mixed'

  • First lewisia to repeat flower throughout summer
Masses of starry flowers in a range of fruity colours, including stripes and picotees adorn slender stems above neat rosettes of fleshy leaves. Traditionally grown as perennials in alpine houses, new breeding has brought us Lewisia 'Elise Mixed' which flowers in its first year, making a bright and attractive annual bedding plant! Winner of a Fleuroselect Gold Medal, these exceptional plants repeat flower throughout summer, lighting up beds, borders, containers and rock gardens. Tolerating heat and drought well, Lewisia is also perfectly happy with cooler temperatures and will overwinter with protection from wet weather. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 24 lewisia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £16.99
    • 48 lewisia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £33.98 £22.99

Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Eclipse'

Bidens atrosanguinea, Chocolate Plant

We've topped our chocolate cosmos offering with the richest scent and colour. Cosmos 'Eclipse' surpasses all previous introductions with a scent that is utterly divine, emanating from deeply rich maroon flowers that are so dark and sensual they appear almost black – certainly the darkest cosmos you'll find on the market. Cosmos 'Eclipse' is the must-have garden plant for all chocaholics out there, the rich scent will fill the garden on a calm sunny day - you'll think someone has unwrapped your favourite chocolate bar! These sturdy cosmos plants add luxury and scent to summer containers and seasonal bedding displays. If you are looking to get 'beach fit' for you summer holiday this year, Cosmos 'Eclipse' might not be for you - you'll be heading for the snack cupboard every time you walk past your plants! Height: 45cm (18"). Spread 30cm (12"). More info
    • 4 cosmos Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 8 cosmos Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £19.98 £17.99

Lucky Dip Winter Bedding Mix

If our selection of winter bedding planting options leaves you spoilt for choice, let us do the design work for you! Quickly pick our Lucky Dip Mix instead of agonising over all the individual options and we guarantee to send you a winning selection of winter performers for a wide range of uses. Set the mix in containers and baskets or beds and borders and you can be sure of a bright and cheery display to warm up the garden this winter and spring. Height and spread varies. More info
    • 24 lucky dip plug plants

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    • £5.99
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    • 48 lucky dip plug plants

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    • £7.99
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Wallflower 'Dwarf Scented Mixed'

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

Sometimes the old methods are the best, and that's exactly why we've added good, old fashioned bareroot wallflower plants to our range. Wallflower 'Dwarf scented Mixed' can be planted straight out into beds, containers and borders to create a fantastic tapestry of scented colour in the following spring. Tough, compact and reliable - this short lived perennial is tough enough to cope in even the poorest of soils. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 20 bare root wallflower plants

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    • £9.99
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    • 40 bare root wallflower plants

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    • £19.98 £14.99
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Delphinium 'Flamenco'

Delphinium 'Flamenco' is a huge improvement on previous double flowering varieties. Double delphiniums have been around for years, but older forms often produce weak, disease-prone plants. Modern breeding has changed all that! Delphinium 'Flamenco' has been developed with garden performance and disease resistance high on the agenda. Compact plants produce sturdy flower spikes, covered in fully double frilly rosettes. The elegant blooms are the perfect summer border filler and also perform well in container displays. The stocky stems require no staking and make a welcome addition to home grown cut flower bouquets. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12in). More info
    • 1 delphinium jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £8.99
    • 3 delphinium jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99

Geranium 'Evka'

Pelargonium, Pelargonium 'Penevro', Ivy-leaved Geranium, Ivy-leaved Pelargonium

  • The 'stand out' geranium from our trials
Masses of tiny, cream edged leaves contrast beautifully with the spectacular scarlet blooms of Geranium 'Evka'. The long, cascading stems of this trailing Ivy leaf geranium are perfect for a dramatic display in hanging baskets and window boxes. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 30cm (12").
Although technically perennial, Pelargoniums are only half hardy and therefore normally treated as annuals in the UK. However, with care, they may be overwintered in a frost free greenhouse.
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    • 5 geranium jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 10 geranium jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £23.98 £16.99

Iris ensata 'Collection'

Japanese Iris, Iris kaempferi

Spectacular, exotic blooms are carried above narrow, strap-like foliage in summer. Iris ensata enjoy a reliably moist soil and positively thrive in bog gardens or at the margins of a pond or stream. The long stems of these low maintenance perennials also make them ideal for cutting for an eye-catching vase indoors. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 4 bare root Iris plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 8 bare root Iris plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £27.98 £18.99

Pansy 'Frizzle Sizzle' Mixed

Viola x wittrockiana

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Plant a rainbow of colours and frills that bring your garden to life during late winter and spring. Cheery blooms on compact plants with a hint of pansy scent and incredible flowering performance. Pansy 'Frizzle Sizzle' is ideal for brightening up your beds, containers, Flower Pouches® and window boxes. Height and spread: 23cm (9").

 

Culinary note: Pansy flowers are edible.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 36 pansy plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 72 pansy plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £17.99

Sedum 'Matrona' (Large Plant)

Sedum telephium, Stonecrop

Sedum will attract butterflies to the garden in their droves. Sedum plants are long-lasting, hardy and drought tolerant. Sedum ‘Matrona’ forms a clump of foliage, with a unique bronze tinge, contrasting beautifully with its pink autumn blooms.

Sedum will thrive in hot, sunny borders, and are ideal for beginners. Their autumn flowering period is welcomed, bringing new colour to the garden as summer bedding dipslays fade away! Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted sedum plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £10.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted sedum plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £19.99

Veronica longifolia 'Candied Candle' (Large Plant)

Speedwell

Veronica ‘Candied Candle’ bears detailed flower spikes in candy pink. Plants are strong, weatherproof and untroubled by pest and disease. This late-flowering perennial will establish easily into any border, and flower it’s heart out from late summer, attracting hosts of butterflies and beneficial insects. Veronica plants are very low-maintenance, super hardy and flower for a long period. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted Veronica plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 1 x 2 litre potted veronica plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted Veronica plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £16.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted veronica plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £19.99

Poppy 'Gartenzwerg' (Large Plant)

Papaver nudicaule, Arctic Poppy, Icelandic Poppy

Icelandic Poppies are absolutely glorious! The flowers of Poppy 'Gartenzwerg' are silky and glisten in the sun, in lovely shades of coral pink and red. The late spring flowers of this pretty biennial are some of the first for the mixed border, and will certainly attract comment from the neighbours!Icelandic Poppies are ideal for cutting, thanks to the upright blooms and durable stems. When cutting the blooms for indoors, sear the bottom of the stems over a naked flame to seal them. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted poppy plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted poppy plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £16.99