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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.



We have found 36 products.
 

Geranium maderense

Giant Herb Robert, Madeira Cranesbill

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • The palm tree geranium
Geranium maderense is a magnificent tender perennial. The Madeira Cranesbill is the largest of the Geranium species, and certainly one of the most impressive, reaching a height of 1.5m (4',9"). Although perennial, it often acts as a biennial, producing pretty magenta pink blooms in its second year. But you won't mind the wait - it will give you time to appreciate the exotic-looking, dissected, evergreen foliage that radiates from a stout central trunk. This spectacular RHS AGM species will need some winter protection so it is best grown in the conservatory or a large patio container which can be moved to a frost free position in winter. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 100cm (39").
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    • 1 x 12cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £19.99
    • 2 x 12cm potted plants

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    • £29.99
    • Out of stock

Rose Lily Grass

Rhodohypoxis

Dainty, jasmine-like flowers in two shades of pink erupt in profusion above short clumps of lance-shaped foliage in late spring, followed by flushes of flowers throughout the summer. Giving a long-lasting display throughout the summer months, these starry gems also have a delicate sweet fragrance. Each Rose Lily Grass plug plant contains more than one bulblet for prolific flowering in borders, rock gardens and containers. Although fully hardy, Rhodohypoxis will need protection from winter wet. Height and spread: 15cm (6"). More info
    • 1 jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £11.99
    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
    • SAVE £18.98  
    • £35.97 £16.99

Gerbera 'Yellowstone' (Landscape Series)

Barberton Daisy, Transvaal Daisy

  • Mail order exclusive
  • Best in class for patio gerberas
  • Up to 50 blooms per plant
  • 10 flowers in full bloom at any one time
  • Each flower head is at least 5in in diameter
Simple, well-defined, sunshine yellow blooms with a truly classic appeal. From summer through to autumn, this robust half-hardy gerbera will produce a non-stop supply of stunning gerbera daisies. Each bloom measures up to 12cm (5”) in diameter, and will last for 2 weeks in a vase as a cut flower. Landscape gerbera 'Yellowstone' forms a compact, uniform plant that looks sensational in patio containers. With winter protection, this exceptional gerbera will reward you with more and more daisy flowers, year after year. Height and spread: 45cm (18”).
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    • 1 x 9cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £11.99 £7.99

Tropaeolum speciosum

Flame Nasturtium, Flame Flower, Flame Creeper

Exotic, spurred blooms in bright, vermillion red appear throughout summer in a rich explosion of colour. The vibrant blooms are followed by spherical blue fruits set against a backdrop of attractive dark green foliage. Tropaeolum speciosum is an intriguing climbing perennial that prefers a cool, sheltered position. This sought after plant creates a spectacular sight when grown through mature shrubs or scrambling over low walls. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 1.2m (4').
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    • 2 bareroot plants

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 4 bareroot plants

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £19.99

Meconopsis 'Lingholm'

Himalayan Blue Poppy

 Customer Rating
A perennial wow factor for a difficult, damp shady corner. I just love the indescribable blue colour of Meconopsis blooms; once seen, never forgotten! This specially selected strain acts as a perennial too, lasting in the garden for many years. Height: 75cm (30”). Spread: 50cm (20”).
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    • 2 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 4 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £15.99

Chrysanthemum 'Incurved Mixed'

Sturdy stems bear rounded blooms with magnificent incurved petals that are perfect for long-lasting flower arrangements. Savour the colour of these magnificent half hardy chrysanthemums in your autumn garden when summer bedding plants have faded away. This vibrant collection will reward you with flamboyant blooms right through until the frosts. Disbudding the stems will produce fewer, but larger blooms, or let them grow naturally for a mass of smaller flowers. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Companion planting: Try growing Chrysanthemums with chives, whose aromatic leaves will deter aphids.


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Companion Planting

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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £9.99

Chrysanthemum 'Bumper Pack'

Subtle autumnal shades harmonise with striking, bold colours in this outstanding chrysanthemum collection. A bold combination of tall, half hardy varieties with reflexed and incurved petals, mixed with lower growing, hardy chrysanthemums that form neat mounds of colour. Savour the colourful shades of these magnificent perennials in your autumn garden when summer bedding plants have faded away. Their vibrant blooms also make excellent and long lasting cut flowers. Height: Up to 90cm (36”). Spread: 45cm (18”).


Chrysanthemum collection contains 5 plants each of:
Incurved Mixed – Sturdy stems bear rounded blooms with magnificent incurved petals.
Hardy Patio Mixed – Well branched plants produce rounded domes of colour.
Decorative Mixed – Backward facing petals create colourful flower heads on strong stems.


Companion planting: Try growing Chrysanthemums with chives, whose aromatic leaves will deter aphids.


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Companion Planting

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    • 15 Postiplug plants - 5 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £16.99

Chrysanthemum 'Decorative Mixed'

Tall stems bear wide blooms that are perfect for long-lasting flower arrangements. Savour the colour of these magnificent half hardy chrysanthemums in your autumn garden when summer bedding plants have faded away. This vibrant collection will reward you with dazzling blooms right through until the frosts. Disbudding the stems will produce fewer, but larger blooms, or let them grow naturally for a mass of smaller flowers. Height: 90cm (36”). Spread: 45cm (18”).


Companion planting: Try growing Chrysanthemums with chives, whose aromatic leaves will deter aphids.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £9.99

Gerbera 'Yosemite' (Landscape Series)

Barberton Daisy, Transvaal Daisy

Simple, well-defined, fiery orange blooms with a truly classic appeal. From summer through to autumn, this robust half-hardy gerbera will produce a non-stop supply of stunning gerbera daisies. Each bloom measures up to 12cm (5") in diameter, and will last for 2 weeks in a vase as a cut flower. Landscape gerbera 'Yosemite' forms a compact, uniform plant that looks sensational in patio containers. With winter protection, this exceptional gerbera will reward you with more and more daisy flowers, year after year. Height and spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 1 x 9cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £11.99

Peony 'Eden's Perfume'

Paeonia

  • Best in Class for border peonies
Said to be the most fragrant peony ever! Large pink, layered blooms with a powerful scent of roses, and layer upon layer of sublime, shell pink petals. Herbaceous peonies are a real feature of the border producing exotic, elegant blooms from early summer onwards which are superb for cutting. Peonies are hardy, long lived and cope well on heavier soils, provided that they are well drained. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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How to plant peonies

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    • 1 bareroot plant

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
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    • £14.99

Freesia 'Premium Collection'

Fabulous double Freesia flowers packed with that unmistakeable fresh fragrance! Freesia 'Premium Collection' combines some of the largest flowered varieties in a rainbow of summery colours. Grow Freesias in patio containers, sheltered borders and greenhouses for a perfumed display that will really tantalize the senses. Their strong arching stems make them perfect for adding to home-grown bouquets too! Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 15cm (6"). More info
    • 20 corms

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £9.99
    • 40 corms

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £19.98 £14.99

Iris ensata 'Collection'

Japanese Iris, Iris kaempferi

Spectacular, exotic blooms are carried above narrow, strap-like foliage in summer. Iris ensata enjoy a reliably moist soil and positively thrive in bog gardens or at the margins of a pond or stream. The long stems of these low maintenance perennials also make them ideal for cutting for an eye-catching vase indoors. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 4 bareroot plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £13.99
    • 8 bareroot plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
    • SAVE £8.99  
    • £27.98 £18.99