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, perennials live for 2 or more years and flower every year. Biennial plants 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.
Helianthus maximiliani, Maximilian Sunflower
Often known as the Maximilian Sunflower, this attractive species produces masses of golden yellow, 7cm (3”) wide blooms all the way up the tall stems, which have a sweet chocolate fragrance. Perennial sunflower Helianthus maximiliani makes a stunning addition to the back of borders and a good late summer food source for both birds and butterflies. Height: 250cm (98”). Spread: 100cm (39”).
Companion planting: Try growing sunflowers with chives to deter aphids.
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Scabious 'Blue Jeans'
Scabiosa, Pincushion FlowerAn abundance of blue pincushion scabious flowers will attract bees and butterflies throughout summer. The tall, wiry stems can also be cut to create a pretty display indoors. Scabiosa ‘Blue Jeans’ blends well among cottage garden borders, where they look particularly effective planted in large drifts. Height and spread: 45cm (18"). More info
Dianthus Lucky Dip
Buy our great value 'surprise' packs of 'pinks'. For just £4.99 you can receive a pack of pinks worth £9.99. To allow us to offer you such a good price, we can't take orders for specific varieties, but whatever we decide to send, you won't be disappointed!
Each customer can order up to 5 'Lucky Dip' packs. If you order more than 1 pack, we'll do our best to send a different variety for each pack ordered, subject to availability. A pack represents a single variety and not a mixture of several varieties.
Culinary note: Dianthus flowers are edible.
Field Scabious, Wildflower
Glorious scabious-like, pin cushion blooms are borne on the lax stems of this wildflower, in soft shades of lilac-blue. The nectar-rich blooms are a magnet for bees and butterflies and are produced in abundance from July to early autumn. Grow field scabious in borders and wildlife gardens where their tall swaying stems will create an informal display, or use them as cut flowers for a vase indoors. Height: 1.5m (5’). Spread: 45cm (18"). More info