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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 51 products.
 

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").

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    • 5 x 7cm potted hellebore plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 10 x 7cm potted hellebore plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £18.99

Red Hot Poker 'Fire Dance' (Large Plant)

Kniphofia, Torch Lily

The Red Hot Poker is instantly recognisable. This reliable perennial is an old favourite for mixed herbaceous borders. Kniphofia 'Fire Dance' is a particularly useful selection, as it's extremely cold hardy. The scarlet and yellow blooms rise above dense clumps of evergreen foliage in summer.Plants also prove remarkably rabbit proof and these robust plants are loved by bees and butterflies too. Height: 50cm (20") Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted red hot poker plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted red hot poker plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £19.99

Blechnum brasiliense 'Volcano'

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  • Hardy down to -5c in the UK
Are Dicksonia tree ferns too large or expensive for you? We've found the answer - try the dwarf Brazilian tree fern instead! Blechnum brasiliensis 'Volcano' is an exciting new find for the home gardener, only recently introduced to the UK, but sure to be the next big thing! Compact plants lend themselves well to growing in patio pots; and throw up huge fronds up to 70cm (28") tall. The young fronds unfurl in a bronze volcanic hue turning a shiny green as they open. Over time, this fern will form a small trunk, growing to around 30cm tall in 10 years. A relative of our native Deer Fern, this fern thrives in low light, so it's perfect for giving an exotic touch to your home and garden. Despite its tropical origins, Blechnum brasiliense is hardy enough to be grown in most UK gardens, tolerating temperatures down to -5C (23F) but will appreciate a sheltered spot and some winter protection. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 70cm (28").
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    • 1 x 9cm potted blechnum plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted blechnum plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £19.99

Hellebore 'Single Pink Spotted' (Large Plant)

Helleborus

Hellebores are essential for winter colour in the garden, and are just as important in the garden as snowdrops, aconites and early spring bulbs. The Christmas Rose blooms extremely early in the year, sometimes even from Christmas, hence the name. Hellebores are most at home in shady borders, or for planting beneath trees and shrubs.

Hellebores have clear-coloured, long-lasting, cup-shaped flowers. Hellebore 'Single Pink Spotted' offers blooms with distinctive spots on each petal. The evergreen Hellebore is excellent for winter colour in the garden; plants are clump-forming are brilliant for ground cover. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 1 x 3 litre potted hellebore plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted hellebore plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £19.99

Strelitzia 'Bird of Paradise'

Strelitzia

Bring a touch of the tropics to your garden with the exotic blooms of the Bird of Paradise plant. This striking plant makes a great seasonal summer addition, plunged into sunny borders or kept in a container on a sunny patio. Protected over winter plants will reach an impressive size, rivalling any plants you've seen on your sunshine holidays. As temperatures drop moving into autumn, bring the plant inside for a touch of summer all winter long. The stately blue green, deeply ribbed foliage makes an attractive foil for their magnificent flowers which resemble birds with bright plumage. The striking blooms will make for an impressive talking point on the patio! Height: 210cm (83"). Spread 100cm (36") More info
    • 1 x 13cm potted strelitzia plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £19.99
    • 2 x 13cm potted strelitzia plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £29.99

Primrose 'Elizabeth'

Primula

  • A different display every day!
  • Colour-Changing blooms
  • Watch the frills unfurl

A primrose with a difference. You’ll be amazed at the colour changing blooms of spring-flowering Primrose ‘Elizabeth’, each bloom looks different day by day as they work through a myriad of yellow and pink shades. It’s a shape changer too! Young blooms start our frilly, with petals straightening out as they mature. Looks lovely in spring table top planters and adds a touch of elegance to spring bedding displays in the border. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 15cm (6").
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    • 24 primrose plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 48 primrose plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99

Primrose 'Scirocco Duo'

Primula

  • A real spring show off
  • The ultimate in flamboyant blooms
  • Perfect for borders and containers

This has to be the ultimate Primrose! ‘Scirocco’ is set to be a future customer favourite thanks to its luxuriant swirled blooms. We don’t think there is a prettier primrose available on the market. The colour-splashed blooms are a sight to behold on a dull spring day and are guaranteed to lift your garden display as well as your spirits. Primrose ‘Scirocco’ makes an excellent spring border filler as well as a show-off specimen in spring containers. Plant out with your favourite spring bulbs this autumn for an elegant early season display in 2017. Height and spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 4 x 7cm potted primrose plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 8 x 7cm potted primrose plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £19.99

Hellebore 'Single Clear White' (Large Plant)

Helleborus

Hellebores are one of the first flowers to welcome a New Year in the garden, and sometimes even begin flowering in December. The Christmas Rose is ideal for shady borders, and makes useful ground cover underneath trees and shrubs.

Hellebores have colourful, nodding, cup-shaped flowers, which are long-lasting. Hellebore 'Single Clear White' produces some of the most beautiful, white flowers, and will give unmissable colour in the winter garden. Grow evergreen Hellebores in long, sweeping borders or large patio pots, they establish easily and quickly form neat clumps of growth. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 1 x 3 litre potted hellebore plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted hellebore plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £19.99

Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White' (Large Plant)

Pulmonaria officinalis, Lungwort

Despite its unattractive common name of Lungwort, Pulmonaria is a very pretty hardy perennial for ground cover in shady corners, or beneath trees and shrubs. The foliage of Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White' is felted, and mottled in white, and accompanied by striking white flowers throughout the summer. Bees love the nectar-rich blooms of Pulmonaria, and this variety is such a reliable plant that it has been awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Excellent for cottage gardens and woodland plantings. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted pulmonaria plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted pulmonaria plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £16.99

Hellebore 'Single Burgundy' (Large Plant)

Helleborus

Hellebores are one of the first flowers to welcome a New Year in the garden. The Christmas Rose is perfect for shady borders, and can provide easy-maintenance ground cover beneath trees and shrubs.

Hellebores have glorious, nodding, cup-shaped flowers in a rainbow of clear colours. Hellebore 'Single Burgundy' carries blooms in a deep, husky red shade. The Hellebore is unrivalled for winter colour in the garden; these evergreen plants are clump-forming and look fantastic in long, sweeping borders or large patio pots. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 3 litre potted hellebore plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted hellebore plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £19.99

Hellebore 'White'

  • The very best hellebores that money can buy

Exquisite cup shaped, pristine white blooms appear like jewels in dull winter borders. Hellebore 'White' is the essential low maintenance plant for any difficult, shady border where they will form clumps of leathery evergreen foliage for a year round garden presence. These resilient hardy perennials are vigorous and long lived, lasting for 20 years or more. Height and spread: 45cm (18").



Thompson & Morgan inherited the highly-commended hellebore breeding programme of Elizabeth Strangman when she retired and we are immensely proud to carry on her legacy, perfecting the amazing colours and forms of this wonderful perennial.
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    • 1 x 7cm potted hellebore plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £13.99

Hellebore 'Single Yellow Spotted' (Large Plant)

Helleborus

Hellebores are ideal for winter colour in the garden. The Christmas Rose begins to flower early on in the year, sometimes from Christmas time. Hellebores are perfect for shady borders, and are ideal for awkward, shady corners, or for planting under trees and shrubs, or into large, showy patio containers.

Hellebores have photogenic, colourful, long-lasting flowers. Hellebore 'Single Single Yellow Spotted' features pretty flowers with a unique spotting. The evergreen Hellebore is excellent for beginners and those with small gardens. Plants will give guaranteed winter colour in borders. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 3 litre potted hellebore plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
    •  
    • £11.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted hellebore plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
    •  
    • £19.99