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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.



We have found 17 products.
 

Geranium 'Appleblossom Rosebud'

Pelargonium, Zonal Geranium, Zonal Pelargonium

  • 18 weeks of beautiful rosebud flowers
Captivating rosebud blooms open to reveal large, bicoloured clusters of fully double, pink and white flowers. This delightful zonal geranium has retained its popularity since the Victorian age and remains admired and sought after today. The long flowering period and drought tolerance of Geranium ‘Appleblossom’ make it ideal for creating an enchanting display in borders and patio containers that will last well into autumn. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 1 x 10.5cm potted geranium plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 3 geranium jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE £3  
    • £12.99 £9.99
    • 3 x 10.5cm potted geranium plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £19.99
    • 6 geranium jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE £5  
    • £19.99 £14.99

Alstroemeria 'Inca Smile'

Peruvian Lily, Alstroemeria 'Koncasmile'

The exotic, orchid-like blooms of Alstroemeria 'Inca Smile' have a resilience and longevity that belies their delicate appearance. This stunning Peruvian Lily blooms for up to 5 months with the largest Alstroemeria flowers that we have ever seen - almost twice the size of other varieties. With a neat semi dwarf habit, 'Inca Smile' is perfectly proportioned for containers or borders, and makes a superb cut flower too. Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 1 x 7cm alstroemeria potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of April 2017
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    • £14.99
    • 3 x 7cm alstroemeria potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of April 2017
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    • £24.99

Phlox 'Pop Stars Mixed'

Annual Phlox

  • Masses of blooms, free flowering for up to 5 months
  • British bred to give the very best UK performance
  • Always look fresh and colourful - no need to deadhead!
  • Perfect gap filler
Despite their small stature, these star performers have been bred to take centre stage in the garden, bringing the X Factor to your summer borders. Phlox 'Popstars Mixed' is one of the most talked about plants in the growing industry, and is sure to be a talking point among home gardeners too! The blooms may be less than the size of a penny, but their serrated edging, star shape and marbled colouring make each one a mini work of art! Free-flowering in a wonderful array of colours, these easy to grow hardy annual plants are a must for borders and cottage gardens. Their small size and heavy blooming make them ideal for containers too, where you can really show off the vibrant colours and intriguing flower shapes. Weather tolerant, bushy and compact, Phlox 'Popstars Mixed' is self cleaning, requiring no deadheading - faded blooms are simply replaced by fresh new buds to bring up to five months of colour to the garden. Height and spread: 25cm (10").

 

Buy this variety in a larger plant size
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    • 24 phlox plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £8.99
    • 48 phlox plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £17.98 £14.99

Aquilegia 'Swan Mixed'

Columbine, Granny's Bonnet

A lovely mix of colourful columbines, producing an abundance of large flowers on upright, multi-branched stems. Aquilegia 'Swan Mixed' are longer flowering than many aquilegias, and left to naturalise, they will quickly fill your garden with drifts of spring colour. Perfect for cottage gardens, perennial borders and woodland gardens. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 25cm (10"). More info
    • 6 aquilegia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £5.99

Gentiana scabra 'Royal Stripes'

  • Unique striped blooms
You'll be familiar with blue flowering gentian plants and you've likely seen white flowered forms, but you'll be blown away by the blue and white striped flowers of Gentiana 'Royal Stripes'. This rare new variety really brings a wow factor to the genus. Look closer at the impressive blooms and you'll also see vibrant green freckling standing out on a white canvas. Whether you use these compact herbaceous perennial plants in patio pots, borders or rockery displays, the carpet of colour is sure to attract attention from friends and family as well as bees and other pollinators. In return of a little deadheading, flowers will just keep on coming from early June through to October. Ideal for dappled shade, try Gentiana ‘Royal Stripes’ under trees and shrubs for a vibrant lift to your beds and borders. Height and spread: 25cm (10")
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    • 1 x 10.5cm potted gentiana plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 10.5cm potted gentiana plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £29.98 £24.99

Phlox 'Pop Stars Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Annual Phlox

  • British bred for perfect UK performance
  • Self-cleaning - no need for deadheading
  • Small plants smothered in bloom
  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants
Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.

Despite their small stature, these star performers have been bred to take centre stage in the garden, bringing the X Factor to your summer borders. Phlox 'Popstars Mixed' is one of the most talked about plants in the growing industry, and is sure to be a talking point among home gardeners too! The blooms may be less than the size of a penny, but their serrated edging, star shape and marbled colouring make each one a mini work of art! Free-flowering in a wonderful array of colours, these easy to grow hardy annual plants are a must for borders and cottage gardens. Their small size and heavy blooming make them ideal for containers too, where you can really show off the vibrant colours and intriguing flower shapes. Weather tolerant, bushy and compact, Phlox 'Popstars Mixed' is self cleaning, requiring no deadheading - faded blooms are simply replaced by fresh new buds to bring up to five months of colour to the garden. Height and spread: 25cm (10").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 phlox garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99

Ptilotus 'Joey'

  • Major wow factor for minimum effort!
  • Exotic plumes on compact plants
  • Attractive bottlebrush flower spikes
Looking for a plant that will look after itself, and maybe even stand some neglect? Then 'Joey' is the plant for you! Originating from Australia, Ptilotus 'Joey' is perfect for those looking for exceptional heat and drought tolerance. The feathery blooms are produced in abundance and give off a neon pink glow, creating a definite talking point no matter where or how you plant them!
Excellent as a standalone container specimen or as an accent in mixed pots, Ptilotus 'Joey' also acts as the perfect compliment plant or block display in annual flower beds - 'Joey' is a natural in any sunny garden location. Pair 'Joey' with Eucalyptus gunnii, Salvia 'Amistad' or your favourite lavender for a show stopping combination. This sturdy annual will perform with some shade, but for the best display make sure to give this unusual flowering plant a prime position in the sunniest part of your garden. Height 40cm (16"). Spread 25cm (10").
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    • 1 x 7cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 7cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £19.99

Geranium 'Custard Cream'

Pelargonium, Zonal Geranium, Zonal Pelargonium

  • The world's first true yellow geranium
For many years the elusive yellow geranium has been the holy grail of the plant world. There are plenty of dark cream varieties but few have captured that true yellow colour. Pelargonium enthusiasts will love Geranium 'Custard Cream' for its buttery yellow blooms and fabulous vigour. Created by the world's leading geranium breeder, this superb zonal pelargonium deserves a prominent place in your patio containers and borders this summer. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 25cm (10").
Although technically perennial, Pelargoniums are only half hardy and therefore normally treated as annuals in the UK. However, with care, they may be overwintered in a frost free greenhouse.
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    • 1 x 10.5cm potted geranium plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 3 x 10.5cm potted geranium plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
    • SAVE £19.98  
    • £38.97 £18.99

Saxifraga 'Peter Pan' (Large Plant)

Saxifrage

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A useful little Saxifrage which holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Plants are cushion-like, and are perfect for rock gardens, gravel gardens or for growing in wall crevices. Unusually for a rock garden plant, Saxifraga ‘Peter Pan’ will also tolerate some shade.During the spring, Saxifrage plants produce plenty of small, starry flowers, above the mossy mounds of green foliage. Saxifraga ‘Peter Pan’ stays small, compact and is excellent for beginners. Height and Spread: 25cm (10").

 

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted saxifraga plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £16.99

Pansy 'Frou Frou Mixed'

Viola x wittrockiana

  • Beautifully ruffled, large wavy flowers
  • Abundance of deeply scented, bright, multicolour blooms
  • Bring stunning colour to patios and beds through winter and spring
This Pansy has all the frills, and more! Thompson & Morgan's award-winning breeders have come up trumps again with this selection of large-flowered, wavy, ruffled, two-tone flowers. Excellent for cool season flowering, Pansy 'Frou Frou' Mixed will jazz up winter and spring pots with a carnival of colour and a cloud of perfume, just when we need it most! Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 25cm (10").,

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 36 pansy plug plants

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    • £9.99
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    • 72 pansy plug plants

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    • £14.99
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Pansy 'Autumn Blaze Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Viola x wittrockiana

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants

Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.


We've sourced this quick to flower collection to offer you the longest autumn pansy display we've ever seen! Pansy 'Autumn Blaze Mixed' will flower in as little as 9 weeks after we've sown them for you, bringing you vibrant seasonal colour and soft fragrance soon after planting out. The fiery blend offers a combination of red wing, red blotch and yellow blotch blooms to set your garden ablaze this autumn.

Superior branching and uniform habit across the mix, ensure the very best in garden performance. The large 7cm (3") blooms sit on short, sturdy stems, ensuring they bounce back even after the heaviest of autumn rain showers. This hardy mix will overwinter safely in most gardens to offer a second flush of colour the following spring. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread 25cm (10").

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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 30 pansy garden ready plants

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    • £17.99 £8.99
    • Out of stock