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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.
Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' (Large Plant)
A classic Anemone, which is incredibly easy to grow, and gives impressive displays from late summer to autumn, coming back every year. Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'will perform best in a shady garden, and will spread quickly and easily.
Japanese Anemones are reliable garden plants, which are ideal for first time gardeners. Plants will last for years in the garden, and are very rabbit resistant. Height and Spread: 90cm (35").More info
Hollyhock rosea 'Pleniflora' (Large Plant)
Alcea rosea, Althaea roseaHollyhocks are classic cottage garden perennials. They provide spires of ruffled, pompom blooms, which are excellent for adding colour and height to summer borders. Plant Hollyhock 'Pleniflora' at the back of borders where their striking blooms will tower over lower growing plants. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 60cm (24").
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
Verbascum olympicum (Large Plant)
Verbascum longifolium var. pannosum, Olympian Mullein
For almost instant impact in cottage garden borders, look no further than Verbascum olympicum. This imposing perennial will fill a gap in hot dry borders and makes a spectacular focal point, growing to 2 metres in next to no time! The felted, silver rosette of basal foliage plays host to tall spikes of buttery-yellow flowers. Verbascum olympicum is a relatively short lived perennial, which tends to bloom in its third year, and often dies after its spectacular display. However this Mullein is a vigorous self-seeder so you can look forward to plenty of new seedlings popping through the soil to take its place.
This low maintenance perennial is an excellent summer addition to borders, performing best in poor soils where many other plants would struggle to establish. A low maintenance Mullein for cottage gardens and wildlife gardens. Height: 2m (6.6'). Spread: 60m (24").More info
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