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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.



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Dierama Collection

Angel's Fishing Rod

Clusters of delicate bell shaped flowers dangle from impossibly slender stems that arch and tremble in the breeze. From July, the elegant blooms rise above clumps of slender, semi-evergreen, grass like foliage before giving way to attractive seedheads in late summer. Dierama is a truly graceful hardy perennial and makes a most beautiful addition to cottage garden borders, adding movement and fluidity to planting schemes. Often referred to as Angel’s Fishing Rod, it looks particularly attractive when overhanging water. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 45cm (18").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Dierama argyruem - Dazzling white bell shaped flowers that dangle from arching stems.
  • Dierama ‘Blackberry Bells’ - Deep purple pink blooms on wiry stems.
  • Dierama erectum - Stiffer stems filled with outward facing blooms, rather than pendulous flowers.
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    • 3 x 9cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £16.99
    • 6 x 9cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £33.98 £24.99

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 March 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £35.97 £16.99

Gerbera 'Sweet Collection' (Hardy)

Barberton Daisy, Transvaal Daisy

  • Bigger and better winter hardy gerberas
  • Three seasons of stunning colour
Growing Gerberas outdoors was virtually inconceivable ten years ago. Now these 2nd generation hardy Gerberas can be grown year round in the border! Gerbera 'Sweet Collection’ produces plenty of classic daisy blooms that are twice the size of other hardy Gerberas, and make fabulous cut flowers. Blooming reliably from June to October, these wonderful clump forming hardy perennials make a big impact in borders and patio containers. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 x 7cm potted plants (1 of each variety)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £29.97 £19.99

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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    • 1 bare root plant

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £14.99

Jasminum beesianum

Jasmine

Delicate pink trumpets with a heavenly scent erupt into bloom from midsummer. The twining stems are clothed in glossy, semi evergreen foliage that makes the perfect backdrop for its shiny, black winter berries. Jasmine beesianum flowers have a lighter, more delicate perfume than common Jasmine making it perfect for growing over a doorway or seating area where it can be fully appreciated. A quick growing climber for a long season of interest! Height and spread: 200cm (79"). More info
    • 1 x 7cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 3 x 7cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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Soldanella montana

Snowbell, Mountain Tassel

Nodding spring blooms, with fringed pale blue petals are carried on upright stems like little parasols. The unusual flowers of Soldanella montana rise above clumps of rounded, leathery green foliage that remains evergreen. Commonly known as the Snowbell, this delightful and rarely seen hardy perennial makes a unique feature in the rockery or planted in alpine troughs.Height and spread: 20cm (8"). More info
    • 1 x 9cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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Lewisia 'Elise Mixed'

  • First lewisia to repeat flower throughout summer
Masses of starry flowers in a range of fruity colours, including stripes and picotees adorn slender stems above neat rosettes of fleshy leaves. Traditionally grown as perennials in alpine houses, new breeding has brought us Lewisia 'Elise Mixed' which flowers in its first year, making a bright and attractive annual bedding plant! Winner of a Fleuroselect Gold Medal, these exceptional plants repeat flower throughout summer, lighting up beds, borders, containers and rock gardens. Tolerating heat and drought well, Lewisia is also perfectly happy with cooler temperatures and will overwinter with protection from wet weather. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £16.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £21.99

Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

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  • Unique mini Verbena for your patio
Like its parents, Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' boasts the same tight clusters of floating purple flowers, but has short, compact stems that reach only half the height. Well shaped, uniform plants with an open airy habit attract butterflies to their glowing blooms from June to September. This fabulous hardy dwarf verbena is perfectly proportioned for patio pots and the front of borders where it creates a wonderful delicate airy effect. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 6 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £14.99

Meconopsis 'Lingholm'

Himalayan Blue Poppy

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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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    • £17.99

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 bare root plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 4 bare root plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £19.99

Verbena bonariensis

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

Tightly clustered florets form glowing lavender flower heads that float atop stiffly upright, branching stems. The long lasting blooms of Verbena bonariensis attract clouds of bees and butterflies. This perennial verbena has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years, associating beautifully with grasses for a tranquil planting scheme, or adding a touch of architectural style to the back of herbaceous borders. This elegant perennial is at its most effective when planted in large swathes. Height: 200cm (79?). Spread: 45cm (18?).
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    • 6 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £4.99
    • 12 plug plants

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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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    • £29.97 £18.99