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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.


For beautiful summer flowers browse our range of annual plants.



We have found 26 products.
 

Vinca 'Collection'

Periwinkle 'Collection'

Periwinkle is one of the toughest plants you'll find, flowering relentlessly throughout the summer months in lovely shades of purple, pink and white. This vigorous low growing shrub thrives in virtually any garden position, from full sun to the darkest, shady corners. The clump forming stems provide evergreen dark green and variegated foliage that makes useful, weed suppressing ground cover. This colourful collection of Vinca major are perfect for filling those tricky areas of the garden where little else grows.
  • Collection comprises:
  • Vinca major 'Variegata' - Sky blue flowers set against variegated foliage. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 75cm (30").
  • Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea' - Deep plummy purple flowers. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19").
  • Vinca minor f. alba 'Gertrude Jekyll' - Profuse white flowers, carried on compact plants. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19").
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    • 6 vinca jumbo plug plants

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    • £13.99
    • Out of stock
    • 12 vinca jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £19.99

Viola 'Bunny Ears'

Viola x wittrockiana, Pansy

  • Add bounce to your baskets!
  • The Viola everyone wants to grow!
  • Unusual flowers add real character

Cheeky little Violas that retain that classic pansy face beneath unusually long 'rabbit ear' top petals. The compact plants are perfect for smaller containers or planting pockets in rockeries and borders - you can even set them in cracks in walls and paving. Despite their size these tidy viola plants pack a real floral punch, creating cushions of mounded colour. Height and spread: 20cm (8").
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    • 36 viola plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 72 viola plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
    • SAVE* £8.99  
    • £27.98 £18.99

Lavender 'Hidcote'

Lavandula angustifolia, English Lavender

With its compact habit and dark purple flower spikes, this must be one of the nation's best known varieties of English lavender. The fragrant stems of Lavandula 'Hidcote' are ideal for cutting or drying, and the nectar-rich flowers are particularly attractive to bees. Lavender makes an excellent low hedge or path edging where the perfume can be appreciated as you brush past the aromatic evergreen foliage. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 75cm (30").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 6 lavander plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £5.99

Osteospermum 'Tresco Purple' (Hardy)

Osteospermum 'Nairobi Purple', African Daisy, Cape Daisy

Bold pink daisy flowers open every morning to greet the sun. Versatile and resilient, hardy Osteospermum 'Tresco Purple' will thrive in hot, dry, neglected conditions and yet is one of the longest-flowering plants in the garden! Expect vibrant summer colour and weed suppressing ground cover from this easy to grow, sun loving Cape Daisy. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 90cm (36").
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    • 3 osteospermum jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £11.99

Aubrieta cultorum 'Cascade Purple' (Large Plant)

Aubretia

Despite it diminutive size, this mat forming perennial really packs a punch in spring. Deep purple flowers cover the semi-evergreen foliage in a prolific display. The nectar rich blooms are particularly popular with bees and other pollinating insects. As its name suggests, Aubrieta cultorum 'Cascade Purple' is perfect for spilling from crevices in walls and banks, or carpeting a sunny corner of the rockery. This hardy perennial is fuss free and easy to grow, even tolerating exposed, windy positions. Height: 10cm (4"). Spread 40cm (16").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted aubrieta plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted aubrieta plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99

Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'

Lesser Periwinkle

Deep plum-purple flowers appear in spring above the evergreen foliage of Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'. This attractive Lesser Periwinkle is less vigorous than its larger cousin Vinca major, making it easier to confine to its allotted space. Vinca are perfect for filling tricky spots where little else grows. Ideal for creating weed suppressing ground cover in almost any position, from sunny banks to dark, shady corners. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19"). More info
    • 1 x 8cm potted vinca minor plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 8cm potted vinca minor plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £16.99

Viola 'Sorbet Orange Jump Up'

Pansy

A vivacious colour scheme of orange and deep purple flowers with charming whiskered faces. Viola 'Sorbet Orange Jump Up' makes a vibrant addition to autumn and spring displays. This charming Viola flowers enthusiastically over a long period, while still retaining its uniformity and neat compact habit. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 23cm (9").

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 Viola plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 72 Viola plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
    • SAVE* £8.99  
    • £27.98 £18.99

Creeping Thyme (Large Plant)

Thymus serpyllum

One of the most useful kitchen herbs, this aromatic, evergreen creeping thyme will grow almost anywhere in containers, rock gardens, and even in cracks between paving. Ideal for creating low, carpets of groundcover that will attract bees to the tiny, pink blooms. Thyme is particularly useful in coastal areas where it copes well with winds and dry conditions. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted thymus plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted thymus plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99

Pansy 'Matrix™ Morpheus'

Viola x wittrockiana

This highly acclaimed pansy is one of the most popular in garden centres. The compact sturdy stems are well-branched and hold their vibrant flower heads high, whatever the weather brings to ensure your garden is filled with colour. Easy to grow, Pansy 'Matrix Morpheus' is perfect for all your containers and bedding displays. Height and spread: 23cm (9").


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 September 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 72 pansy plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
    • SAVE* £7.99  
    • £25.98 £17.99

Viola 'Volante Purple Face'

Pansy

The spreading habit of this new series of miniture trailing violas make them perfect for summer hanging baskets and containers, where they will cover themselves in blooms and repeat flower for months on end.,

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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    • 5 Viola plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £8.99

Aubrieta 'Axcent Deep Purple' (Large Plant)

Aubretia

Aubrieta is an excellent evergreen ground cover plant, which can bridge the brief gap between spring bulbs fading and summer perennials coming into bloom. Plants are tight, mat-forming and will act as a natural weed suppressant in sunny borders, rockeries or on banks and awkward slopes.

The deep purple blooms of Aubrieta 'Axcent Deep Purple' are loved by bees and butterflies, and plants are incredibly versatile, enjoying any well-drained soil in a baking hot, sunny position. Height: 10cm (4").Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted aubretia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £16.99

Vinca major

Greater Periwinkle

Periwinkle is one of the toughest plants money can buy, producing plants that flower relentlessly throughout the summer. Periwinkle is a vigorous, low growing shrub, which thrives in almost any garden position, from full sun to the darkest, shady corners.

The ground-covering stems of Vinca major provide evergreen, dark green foliage that can help to beat the weeds, with inky blue flowers from April to September! Vinca are perfect for filling those tricky areas of the garden where little else grows. Height: 45cm (18") Spread: 75cm (30").

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    • 1 x 9cm potted vinca major plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted vinca major plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £16.99