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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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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 August 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 August 2014
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    • £11.99
    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £16.99

Gentian 'Little Pinkie'

Gentiana

  • New in 2014
  • Mail order exclusive
  • Rare Pink Gentian!
Gentians are well known for their striking blue flowers, so we’re thrilled to be able to offer this stunning magenta-pink gentian! Bred in New Zealand, Gentian 'Little Pinkie' produces its dainty trumpet-shaped flowers above low cushions of semi-evergreen foliage. Ideal for rock gardens, raised beds and containers this charming, low maintenance plant will brighten up your garden from early summer onwards. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 20cm (8").
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    • 1 jumbo plug plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £19.99

Arum Lily 'Spectrum Mixed'

Zantedeschia, Calla Lily

  • New in 2014
Bring some glamour and elegance into your garden with this beautiful collection of half-hardy Calla Lilies! The brightly coloured spathes are set against a backdrop of sumptuous, silver-spotted, heart shaped leaves. These exotic looking Arum Lillies are ideal for long lasting cut flower arrangements. Over-winter the rhizhomes in a warm, dry place and you can enjoy them year after year. Bulb size 12/14. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 20cm (8").
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    • 5 rhizomes

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 10 rhizomes

    • Despatch: By end of January 2015
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    • £25.98 £16.99

Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba'

Himalayan Poppy, Tibetan Poppy, Meconopsis betonicifolia

  • New in 2014
  • Glorious white Himalayan poppy
Rarely seen, this stunning white form of the Himalayan blue poppy is a real eye-catcher in late spring and early summer. Pure white, silky petals surround golden yellow stamens to form clear, single blooms up to 10cm (4") across. Forming a basal rosette of hairy leaves, Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba' thrives in cool, moist, shady borders and woodland gardens, making a stunning feature when planted en masse. This captivating short-lived perennial is a 'must have' in the garden! Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 2 jumbo plug plants

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    • £12.99
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Meconopsis Duo

Himalayan Blue Poppy, Tibetan Poppy

These stunning Himalayan poppies are a 'must have' in the garden! Silky petals in shades of white or blue surround golden yellow stamens to form clear, single blooms up to 10cm (4") across. Forming a basal rosette of hairy leaves, Meconopsis makes a captivating feature planted en masse in woodland gardens and moist, shady borders.


  • Collection comprises 4 jumbo plugs each of:
  • Meconopsis 'Lingholm' – A captivating short-lived perennial bearing spectacular, single clear blue poppy flowers, up to 10cm (4") across. Incredibly popular, this Himalayan blue poppy is ideal for moist shady borders. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 50cm (20").
  • Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba' - Rarely seen, this stunning white form of the Himalayan blue poppy is a real eye-catcher in late spring and early summer. Although often short-lived, this Meconopsis makes a stunning feature when planted en masse. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 8 jumbo plugs - 4 of each variety

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    • £31.98 £19.99
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Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

  • New in 2014
  • 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 August 2014
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    • £11.99
    • 6 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £16.99

Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Chocamocha'

Chocolate Cosmos, Bidens atrosanguineus

  • New in 2014
A ‘must have’ plant for gardening chocoholics! You’ll be amazed by the luxurious, velvety blooms in rich cocoa shades that even smell of chocolate. Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Chocamocha' is particularly compact and much shorter than other cultivars, so the red-brown stems won’t require staking. Chocolate Plants make as fabulous container plant and associate beautifully with fiery shades in hot coloured perennial borders. Although often grown as an annual, this lovely Cosmos can easily be over-wintered as a perennial when grown in containers and kept in frost free conditions. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £12.99
    • 6 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £25.98 £17.99

Lord Anson's Pea

Lathyrus nervosus, Sweet Pea

  • Rarely available - a perennial blue sweet pea!

A highly desirable and sought after perennial with handsome, clear blue sweet pea flowers on completely wingless stems. The scentless blooms of Lathyrus nervosus are produced in profusion throughout summer, beautifully complimented by leathery grey-green foliage. Lord Anson’s Pea has a sprawling bushy habit that makes it ideal for weaving through shrubs or romping over low walls and hedges. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Useful links:

How to grow sweet peas

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    • 5 Postiplug plants

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    • £8.99
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    • 10 Postiplug plants

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    • £12.99
    • Out of stock

Freesia 'Crown Jewels Mixed'

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  • Mail order exclusive
  • Best in class for freesias
Thanks to new technology, we can now offer you high quality plants from seed instead of freesia bulbs. Freesia 'Crown Jewels Mixed' are double the size, double the colour, and double the fragrance of other varieties! From the world's leading, royal warranted freesia breeder, this pack will give more than £100 worth of cut freesia flowers! Plants are grown from seed; so they are strong, fresh plants, and they'll flower in the same year from a late spring planting. These world exclusive freesias are only available from Thompson & Morgan. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 15cm (6”).
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    • 36 plug plants

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    • £10.99
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    • 72 plug plants

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    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £15.99
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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 September 2014
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    • £5.99
    • 12 plug plants

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    • £7.99
    • Out of stock

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 August 2014
    • SAVE £4.00  
    • £11.99 £7.99