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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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Perennial 'Best Value' Collection

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;

  • Poppy 'Pizzicato' Mixed - A neat semi dwarfing variety, producing up to 20 large flowers per plant! Height: 50cm (19"). Spread: 30cm (12").
  • 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").
  • Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' - A constant display of large flower heads in fiery shades of orange, yellow and red. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
  • 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 plug plants - 6 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £71.88 £19.99

Alstroemeria ‘Inca Smile’

Peruvian Lily, Alstroemeria 'Koncasmile'

  • New in 2014
  • World Exclusive
The exotic, orchid-like blooms of Alstroemeria 'Inca Smile' have a resilience and longevity that belies their delicate appearance. This stunning Peruvian Lily blooms for up to 5 months with the largest Alstroemeria flowers that we have ever seen - almost twice the size of other varieties. With a neat semi dwarf habit, ‘Inca Smile’ is perfectly proportioned for containers or borders, and makes a superb cut flower too. Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 1 x 7cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £14.99
    • 3 x 7cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £29.98

Foxglove 'Illumination Chelsea Gold'

Digitalis

To celebrate our Best New Plant success at the RHS show, we have named our new Foxglove 'Illumination' variety 'Chelsea Gold'. Just like its pink cousin, this spectacular foxglove is completely sterile, giving it an incredibly long flowering period as it won't set seed. Unlike most foxgloves which are generally biennial, this half-hardy semi-evergreen is a true perennial so you will be able to enjoy its flowers for years to come. The exotic looking blooms are densely packed on sturdy stems, with many side branches, making a striking addition to summer borders. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").

Useful links:

Read Michael Perry's blog: Futuristic Foxgloves

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    • 1 x 9cm potted plant

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
    • 3 x 9cm potted plant

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    • SAVE £9.99  
    • £29.97 £19.98
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Iris 'Re-Blooming Collection'

Bearded Iris

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.
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    • 5 rhizomes (1 of each variety)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
    • SAVE £28.96  
    • £44.95 £15.99
    • 10 rhizomes (2 of each variety)

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
    • SAVE £69.91  
    • £89.90 £19.99

Hellebore 'Washfield Doubles'

Helleborus x hybridus

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Breathtaking, double-flowered hellebores from the 'Washfield' collection that are bred to perfection. Intriguing colours, patterns, flecks and ruffles are a sheer delight during the cold months of winter and early spring, while their leathery palmate foliage has an evergreen presence all year round. These delightful doubles come in a wide colour range including yellows, greens, blacks, reds, apricots and many other shades. Height and spread: 40cm (16"). Please note: Plants are selected at random from a wide colour range.

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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £13.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £18.99

Foxglove 'Illumination Duo'

Digitalis

  • T&M's own breeding

Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives these exciting new Digitalis their fabulous tropical colouring. Being completely sterile Foxglove 'Illumination Duo' won't set seed, making them incredibly long flowering. Unlike most foxgloves which are generally biennial, these half-hardy semi-evergreen varieties are true perennials so you can enjoy them year after year. The exotic looking blooms are densely packed on sturdy stems, with many side branches, making a striking addition to summer borders. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Foxglove 'Illumination Pink' - Awarded 'Best New Plant' at the Chelsea Flower Show 2012.
  • Foxglove 'Illumination Chelsea Gold' - The latest addition to the 'Illumination' range, with exotic looking peachy-orange blooms.
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    • 2 x 9cm potted plants - 1 of each variety

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    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £19.98 £14.99
    • Out of stock

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

Digitalis

 Customer Rating
  • Winner of Plant of the Year 2012 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Best new product at the Anglian Business Awards, Best new product at the Garden Retail awards
  • World Exclusive
  • T&M's own breeding

Thought to be an impossible hybridisation, this is the most spectacular foxglove you will have ever seen! Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives this exciting new Digitalis its fabulous tropical colouring. Being completely sterile Foxglove ‘Illumination’ won’t set seed, giving it an incredibly long flowering period. Unlike most foxgloves which are generally biennial, this half-hardy semi-evergreen is a true perennial so you will be able to enjoy its flowers for years to come. The exotic looking blooms are densely packed on sturdy stems, with many side branches, making a striking addition to summer borders. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").

Useful links:

'Impossible' Foxglove named Plant of the Year at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Gardening news: Top 10 best-selling plants of 2012
Read Michael Perry's blog: Futuristic Foxgloves

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    • 1 jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £9.99
    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    • SAVE £9.99  
    • £29.97 £19.98

Heuchera 'Patchwork' Mix

Coral Flower, Coral Bells

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  • Mail Order Exclusive

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 Postiplugs

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    • + FREE £5 voucher  
    • £16.99
    • 6 Postiplugs

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    • + FREE £5 voucher  
    • £19.99

Hellebore Collection

Grow one of the UK's favourite winter-flowering plants; each flower bursting with glorious colour; easy to grow and fully hardy! This Hellebore Collection produces intriguing colours, patterns, flecks and ruffles which are a sheer delight during the cold months of winter and early spring. Their leathery palmate foliage has an evergreen presence all year round. Plants are vigorous, low-maintenance and long-lasting in sunny or difficult shady spots, representing excellent value for money. Height and spread: 45cm (18").


  • Collection comprises 5 plants each of:
  • Hellebore 'Hybridizers Singles' - Elegant, single-flowered Hellebores from our hand-pollinated breeding program, with a whole range of patterns and colours including whites, creams, pinks, greens, yellows, purples and black.
  • Hellebore 'Washfield Doubles' - Breathtaking, double-flowered Hellebores from the 'Washfield' collection that are bred to perfection. These delightful doubles come in a wide colour rangeincluding yellows, greens, blacks, reds, apricots and many other shades.

Plants are taken from selection, and we are unable to label colours upon despatch.

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    • 10 jumbo plug plants - 5 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £18.99

Hellebore 'Hybridizers Singles'

  • Easy to grow, problem-free and will last for years
  • Fabulous early colour when the garden is dull and drab
  • Plants quickly establish and form clumps in any shady spot
Thompson & Morgan inherited the breeding successes of world renowned hellebore expert Elizabeth Strangman a few years ago. Since then, we've raised a superb range of Washfield hybrids, each with carefully perfected forms and colours. Now we're giving our customers the chance to get their hands on these elegant, single-flowered hellebores from our hand-pollinated breeding program. Helleborus 'Hybridizers Singles' are superb garden plants - and you might even get a surprise colour or two! Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £13.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £18.99

Wallflower Collection

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

Evergreen erysimum hybrids with an alluring perfume. Versatile and undemanding, this short lived perennial tends to be grown as a biennial, and is tough enough to cope in even the poorest of soils. Height and spread: 50cm (20").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Wallflower 'Plant World Lemon'
  • Wallflower 'Sweet Sorbet'
  • Wallflower 'Winter Joy'
  • Wallflower 'Winter Sorbet'
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    • 12 jumbo plug plants - 3 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    • SAVE £24.98  
    • £44.97 £19.99

Myosotis sylvatica 'Sylva'

Forget-me-not

  • Brilliant with spring bulbs
The perfect partner for spring bulb displays. Frothy plants with not just the traditional blue flowers, but also new pinks and whites. So easy to grow, 'Sylva' will create a carpet of colour that will keep your garden looking fabulous until your summer plants kick in. A simple yet effective bed filler.
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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £12.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £4 extra  
    • £25.98 £16.99