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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.



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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 July 2015
    • + FREE £5 voucher  
    • £8.99
    • 6 heuchera Postiplugs

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

Perennial 'Best Value' Collection

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Fill your beds and borders with this bargain 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. Height: Up to 1m (39"). Spread: 45cm (18").

  • Collection includes;

  • Lavender 'Munstead' - This neat, compact variety of English lavender bears masses of dark purple-blue flower spikes. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 60cm (24").
  • Digitalis 'Dalmation Mixed' - Well branched, compact, dwarf plants. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").
  • Echinacea 'Primadonna' - Beautiful pink daisy flowers with petals that radiate outwards instead of downwards. Height: 85cm (33"). Spread: 45cm (18").
  • Coreopsis 'Presto' - Neat, compact plants are smothered in golden-yellow, semi-double flowers all summer long. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
  • Verbena Bonariensis - Tightly clustered florets form glowing lavender flower heads that float atop stiffly upright, branching stems. Height: 200cm (78"). Spread: 45cm (18").
  • Scabiosa 'Blue Jeans' - Blue pincushion flowers attract bees and butterflies throughout summer. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
  • Aquilegia 'Swan' Mixed - An abundance of large flowers on upright, multi-branched stems Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 25cm (10").
  • Geum 'Blazing Sunset' - Fully double, large scarlet blooms are borne over a long period in summer. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
  • Carnation 'Ever-blooming Mixed' (Hardy) - Richly fragrant blooms that are ideal for cutting. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
  • Armeria 'Mixed' - Long flowering plants with unusual ball shaped flower heads on thin wiry stems. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 30cm (12").
  • Delphinium 'Pacific Giants' - Excellent for adding structure and presence to the back of borders. Height: 150cm (60"). Spread: 75cm (30").
  • Leucanthemum x superbum 'White Knight' - Pure white single flowers are produced in constant supply throughout summer.
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    • 72 perennial plug plants - 6 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • Save £51.89  
    • £71.88 £19.99

Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' (Large Plant)

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

  • New in 2015

Like its parents, Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' boasts the same tight clusters of floating purple flowers, but has short, compact stems that reach only half the height. Well shaped, uniform plants with an open airy habit attract butterflies to their glowing blooms from June to September. This fabulous hardy dwarf verbena is perfectly proportioned for patio pots and the front of borders where it creates a wonderful delicate airy effect. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted verbena plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted verbena plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £12.99

Alstroemeria 'Everest Collection'

Peruvian Tree Lily

Create a floral sculpture on your patio with these incredible Peruvian Lilies. Our Alstroemeria ‘Everest Collection’ combines the best tall varieties that will knit together and keep growing skywards. Support them with our Tower Pot™ for the most impressive display. With so many long-stemmed blooms, you will never be short of cut flowers to add to magnificent bouquets. Height: 140cm (71"). Spread: 75cm (30"). The collection includes one each of the following - 'Canary Yellow', 'Blue Diamond' and 'Pink Punch'.

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Press Release: Pick a bouquet a week - and the flowers still keep coming!

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    • 3 x 5cm alstroemeria potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £19.99
    • 3 x 5cm alstroemeria potted plants + 1 Tower Pot pack

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £39.98
    • 6 x 5cm alstroemeria potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £34.99

Alstroemeria 'Butterfly Hybrids'

Peruvian Lily

  • T&M exclusive
An old strain of Peruvian lilies called the 'Ligtu Hybrids' included some great purples, but over the years these got lost. Now only the pinks and purples have been selected to create this eye-catching mix. One of the easiest cut flowers to grow and definitely one of the most impressive. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 3 alstroemeria Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 6 alstroemeria Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 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

Foxglove 'Dalmatian Mixed'

Digitalis purpurea

Digitalis 'Dalmatian Mixed' looks magnificent in cottage gardens and woodland borders - but thanks to their uniform branching habit, these statuesque foxgloves make fabulous annual bedding too! These short lived perennials will happily seed about to create dramatic drifts and attract wildlife to their nectar rich flowers. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").

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Gardening news: Move over marigolds... new bedding plants fly in the face of tradition

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    • 6 foxglove plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £5.99
    • 24 foxglove plug plants

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    • £12.99
    • Out of stock

Aquilegia 'Swan Mixed'

Columbine, Granny's Bonnet

A lovely mix of colourful columbines, producing an abundance of large flowers on upright, multi-branched stems. Aquilegia 'Swan Mixed' are longer flowering than many aquilegias, and left to naturalise, they will quickly fill your garden with drifts of spring colour. Perfect for cottage gardens, perennial borders and woodland gardens. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 25cm (10"). More info
    • 6 aquilegia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £5.99

Alstroemeria 'Rock 'n' Roll'

Peruvian Lily

  • Flowers until November
Ten years of breeding by Australia's leading specialists have produced this unusual new Alstromeria with amazing variegated foliage. This fantastic Peruvian Lily grows just as well in sun as in shade, with no burning of the creamy foliage. Alstroemeria 'Rock 'n' Roll' is super hardy, withstanding temperatures down to -10°C (14F). Perfect for borders and patios where it will flower continuously throughout summer, producing beautiful stems that are ideal for cutting. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 1 alstroemeria jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 3 alstroemeria jumbo plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 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

Chrysanthemum 'Bumper Pack'

Subtle autumnal shades harmonise with striking, bold colours in this outstanding chrysanthemum collection. A bold combination of tall, half hardy varieties with reflexed and incurved petals, mixed with lower growing, hardy chrysanthemums that form neat mounds of colour. Savour the colourful shades of these magnificent perennials in your autumn garden when summer bedding plants have faded away. Their vibrant blooms also make excellent and long lasting cut flowers. Height: Up to 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Chrysanthemum collection contains 5 plants each of:
Incurved Mixed – Sturdy stems bear rounded blooms with magnificent incurved petals.
Hardy Patio Mixed – Well branched plants produce rounded domes of colour.
Decorative Mixed – Backward facing petals create colourful flower heads on strong stems.


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


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Companion Planting

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    • 15 chrysanthemum Postiplug plants - 5 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
    • Save £10.98  
    • £29.97 £18.99