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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 38 products.
 

Blechnum brasiliense 'Volcano'

Dwarf Brazilian Tree Fern, Hard Fern

  • New in 2015
  • 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. 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 September 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted blechnum plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

Hellebore 'Black Swan'

Helleborus × hybridus

  • New in 2015
  • T&M Exclusive
  • Grow the most prestigious Christmas Rose in your garden
Winter-flowering hellebores are true garden gems, producing luxuriant blooms when little else is in growth, let alone flower! Fresh from our unique hellebore breeding programme we have hit on the perfect form and habit with Hellebore 'Black Swan'. The sumptuously dark velvety petals, starkly contrasted by pure white stamens, are a vast improvement on older black-flowered hellebore plants. Where older types tend to face their blooms to the soil below, 'Black Swan' holds its jet-black blooms up for all to see. This classy performer deserves a place in every garden as the star attraction through winter. Height and spread: 60cm (2').
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    • 1 x 9cm potted hellebore plant

    • Despatch: By end of December 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 3 x 9cm potted hellebore plants

    • Despatch: By end of December 2015
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    • £19.99

Aristolochia elegans

Aristolochia littoralis, Dutchman's Pipe

  • New in 2015
A show stopping half hardy climber for the summer garden or conservatory. The blooms of the Dutchman's Pipe are highly sought after and we are pleased to have sourced this stunning Brazilian vine for all you would-be plant hunters. The exotic 7.5cm (3") flowers take on a unique rich purple-brown hue overlaid with a creamy white patina and exude a soft fragrance. The soft lush foliage is over-sized and heart-shaped - everything about this plant is spectacular. Aristolochia plants will enjoy a warm conservatory over winter, but as you can see, a little fuss is well worth the effort! Height: up to 8m (26'). Spread: 100cm (3').
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    • 1 x 9cm potted aristolochia plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted aristolochia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £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").

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    • 5 hellebore jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 10 hellebore jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £18.99

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' (Large Plant)

Ajuga reptans 'Binblasca', Bugle

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' is a highly attractive variety of Bugle. The violet blue flower-spikes appear from late spring against a dense matt of glossy, liquorice-black foliage. This dark leaved perennial is more sun tolerant than many cultivars, with the foliage becoming blacker when grown in full sun. A superb groundcover plant, Bugle is a tough and reliable evergreen that copes in almost any soil conditions. Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' is particularly effective at the front of borders, creeping through rockeries or as groundcover in wildlife gardens where it will attract pollinating insects. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted ajuga plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted ajuga plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £12.99

Gunnera manicata (Large Plant)

Chilean Rhubarb

Gunnera is the ‘big daddy' of the gardening world. The giant evergreen leaves can reach 1-2 metres across, and will add the wow factor to any garden, although isn't necessarily suitable for smaller gardens!

Also affectionately known as Giant Rhubarb, Gunnera is robust, spectacular and architectural. They make great specimen plants bog gardens and waterlogged spots, the reflection in water is especially beautiful. Gunnera manicata holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit too. Height: 2.5m (8') Spread: 4m (13').

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted gunnera plant

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted gunnera plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £16.99

Hellebore 'Red'

  • The very best hellebores that money can buy

Exquisite cup shaped, mauve-red blooms appear like jewels in dull winter borders. Hellebore ‘Red' 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 9cm potted hellebore plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £13.99

Ajuga reptans f. albiflora 'Alba' (Large Plant)

Bugle

This useful hardy perennial forms dense mats of evergreen foliage that makes superb ground cover. From late spring to early summer, Ajuga reptans f. albiflora 'Alba' is decorated with small white flower spikes that will brighten even the darkest corner of your garden. The nectar rich flowers are a magnet for pollinating insects. Commonly known as Bugle, this tough, reliable plant will grow on virtually any soil, and positively thrives in those tricky shaded areas, even where soils are poor. This versatile perennial plant is ideal for creeping through woodland areas, rockeries, or at the front of cottage garden borders. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted ajuga plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted ajuga plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £12.99

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"). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted pulmonaria plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted pulmonaria plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99

Bergenia 'Dragonfly Sakura' (Large Plant)

Elephant's Ears

Reliable evergreen ground cover with astonishing winter colour! The glossy, rounded foliage of Bergenia 'Dragonfly Sakura' turns from lush green to rich purple-black throughout the coldest months. From March, the dark foliage is the perfect backdrop for the candy pink flowers that rise above it. The pretty blooms provide invaluable food for pollinating insects early in the year, and make dainty cut flowers too. Elephant Ears is a reliable, no maintenance hardy perennial Ð perfect for the front of cottage garden borders. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 x 2 litre potted bergenia plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted bergenia plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £19.99