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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 30 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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 12 vinca jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £19.99

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 September 2015
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    • £11.99

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. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 36 Viola plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 72 Viola plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £17.99

Vinca minor 'Illumination' (Large Plant)

Lesser Periwinkle

Vinca minor 'Illumination' is particularly striking, with gold-splashed foliage, paired with cobalt-blue flowers. This vigorous, carpeting shrub will thrive in virtually any garden position, from sun to deep shade. Its colourful foliage makes it especially useful for brightening dark corners.

Vinca minor is less vigorous than its larger cousin Vinca major, making it easier to confine to its allotted space. Periwinkle plants are easy to grow, flowering relentlessly from spring to autumn. A popular choice for landscaping and low-maintenance gardens. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19").

More info
    • 1 x 10.5cm potted vinca minor plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted vinca minor plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 10.5cm potted vinca minor plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted vinca minor plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £24.99

Wallflower 'Sweet Sorbet'

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

Wallflower 'Sweet Sorbet' is a striking fragrant variety with amazing streaked flowers that gradually transform from lilac purple to orange as the blooms mature. This evergreen erysimum hybrid has a neat, compact habit making it perfect for beds, borders and containers. 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"). More info
    • 4 wallflower jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £14.99

Aubrieta 'Dr. Mules Variegata' (Large Plant)

Aubretia

Aubrieta is a useful ground cover, trailing plant, which flowers from late spring and into early summer. Plants are carpeting and can be used as a natural weed control in sunny borders, rockeries or on banks and awkward slopes.

Aubrieta 'Dr Mules Variegated' is a sought after variety with violet-blue flowers, set against evergreen cream-lined foliage, which gives all year round interest. Aubrieta is loved by bees and butterflies, and plants will grow in any well-drained soil and is especially useful for dry, sunny borders. Height: 10cm (4").Spread: 60cm (24").

More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted aubretia plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £16.99

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. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 36 pansy plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 72 pansy plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £17.99

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").

More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted aubretia plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted aubretia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Viola 'Volante Purple'

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. More info
    • 5 Viola plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £7.99

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. More info
    • 5 Viola plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £7.99

Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea' (Large Plant)

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 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 8cm potted vinca minor plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Wallflower 'Winter Joy'

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

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Wallflower 'Winter Joy' is a striking fragrant variety with cheery mauve blooms. This evergreen erysimum hybrid has a neat, compact habit making it perfect for beds, borders and containers. 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").

More info
    • 4 wallflower jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £14.99