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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.



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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 March 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 10 hellebore jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £18.99

Hellebore 'Black Swan'

Helleborus × hybridus

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  • 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 7cm potted hellebore plant

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 3 x 7cm potted hellebore plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £38.97 £19.99

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 February 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted red hot poker plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £19.99

Red Hot Poker 'Lemon Popsicle' (Large Plant)

Kniphofia, Torch Lily

From the new ‘Popsicle series’, this lovely little perennial bears upright spikes of bright yellow flowers from June right through to October. Red Hot Poker 'Lemon Popsicle' is specially bred for a dwarf habit, attractive grassy foliage and high impact colour. This compact evergreen has a long flowering period making it a worthy choice for year round interest in even the smallest of gardens. Like all kniphofia, it is resilient, low maintenance and easy to grow. Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 40cm (16").

 

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    • 1 x 3 litre potted kniphofia plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted kniphofia plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £19.99

Pennisetum 'Blackjack'

Fountain Grass

  • Add texture and movement to your garden
  • A real designer's plant

Ornamental grasses add an architectural element to planting schemes, while their airy foliage adds movement as it catches the breeze. Pennisetum 'Blackjack' went down a storm in our summer trial garden! The shimmering, deep purple stems go on to produce black feathery plumes throughout the summer. The fluffy seedheads can be cut to make elegant dried flowers or left on the plants to give garden birds a seasonal treat. Add these pennisetum plants to beds, borders and containers to get the designer’s look in your garden this season. Height: 1.2m (4'). Spread: 45cm (18")
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £19.98 £14.99

Viola 'Teardrops' (Pre-Planted Basket)

viola

For hassle-free gardening, look no further than our pre-planted pots for easy seasonal colour. We're always on the lookout for ways to make life simpler for our gardening customers. So what could be easier than pots which are already planted up? We've taken the hard work out of creating wonderfully colourful displays - just order our pre-planted pots of your favourite varieties and position them where you'll most enjoy their colour. Then all you need to do is water them and wait! Viola 'Teardrops' is one of our top performing hanging basket varieties, producing cascading trails of colourful blooms to brighten up the winter garden. Flowers just keep on coming and will continue to perform well into May – Four months of colour and all you need to do is hang the baskets in place and keep them watered. Height 15cm (6"). Spread: 20cm (8"). More info
    • 1 viola pre-planted basket with 6 plants

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    • £17.99 £6.99
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Blechnum brasiliense 'Volcano'

Dwarf Brazilian Tree Fern, Hard Fern

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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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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted blechnum plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £19.99

Cyclamen 'Miracle Mixed'

Sowbread

We've selected the very best cyclamen to brighten your garden this autumn - so when the weather is cool, your planting scheme doesn't have to be! The vibrant pink, purple and rose shades of 'Miracle Mixed' will brighten the dullest autumn days.


This strong colour mix is ideal for border and container displays and is the perfect choice for lifting the shade under trees and shrubs - adding a natural winter woodland feel to the garden. The silver and green foliage adds extra interest. To really enjoy the display why not add Cyclamen 'Miracle Mixed' to window boxes or hanging baskets, where you'll also get to appreciate the subtle sweet scent of these mini cyclamen plants. Height: 20cm (8in). Spread: 20cm (8in).

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    • 3 x 9cm potted cyclamen plants

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    • £9.99
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    • 6 x 9cm potted cyclamen plants

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    • £19.98 £17.99
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Hellebore 'Single Gold Red' (Large Plant)

Helleborus

The Christmas Rose is the ideal choice for difficult, shady borders, especially for planting beneath trees and shrubs. The winter flowers of the Hellebore are some of the first to appear in the garden, and look good alongside snowdrops and early spring bulbs.

Hellebores have pretty, cup-shaped flowers in clear colours. Hellebore ‘Single Gold Red’ is extra special, with two-tone flowers in contrasting shades. The Hellebore gives perfect winter colour in the garden; these evergreen plants are clump-forming and look great in long, mixed perennial borders or patio containers. Height and spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 1 x 3 litre potted hellebore plant

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    • £11.99
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    • 2 x 3 litre potted hellebore plants

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    • £19.99
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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

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    • £11.99
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    • 2 x 3 litre potted hellebore plants

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    • £19.99
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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 March 2016
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    • £19.99
    • 2 x 13cm potted strelitzia plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £29.99

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").

 

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

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    • £11.99
    • Out of stock
    • 2 x 3 litre potted hellebore plants

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    • £19.99
    • Out of stock