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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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Perennial 'Best Value' Collection

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Fill your beds and borders with this bargain collection of herbaceous perennials. Perennial plants bloom year after year, and many can also be cut and brought into the house for beautiful flower arrangements. Height: Up to 1m (39"). Spread: 45cm (18").

  • Collection includes;

  • Lavender 'Munstead' - This neat, compact variety of English lavender bears masses of dark purple-blue flower spikes. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 60cm (24").
  • Digitalis 'Dalmation Mixed' - Well branched, compact, dwarf plants. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").
  • Echinacea 'Primadonna' - Beautiful pink daisy flowers with petals that radiate outwards instead of downwards. Height: 85cm (33"). Spread: 45cm (18").
  • Coreopsis 'Presto' - Neat, compact plants are smothered in golden-yellow, semi-double flowers all summer long. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
  • Verbena Bonariensis - Tightly clustered florets form glowing lavender flower heads that float atop stiffly upright, branching stems. Height: 200cm (78"). Spread: 45cm (18").
  • Scabiosa 'Blue Jeans' - Blue pincushion flowers attract bees and butterflies throughout summer. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
  • Aquilegia 'Swan' Mixed - An abundance of large flowers on upright, multi-branched stems Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 25cm (10").
  • Geum 'Blazing Sunset' - Fully double, large scarlet blooms are borne over a long period in summer. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
  • Carnation 'Ever-blooming Mixed' (Hardy) - Richly fragrant blooms that are ideal for cutting. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
  • Armeria 'Mixed' - Long flowering plants with unusual ball shaped flower heads on thin wiry stems. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 30cm (12").
  • Delphinium 'Pacific Giants' - Excellent for adding structure and presence to the back of borders. Height: 150cm (60"). Spread: 75cm (30").
  • Leucanthemum x superbum 'White Knight' - Pure white single flowers are produced in constant supply throughout summer.
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    • 72 plug plants - 6 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £59.88 £9.99

Phlox Collection (Creeping)

Phlox subulata, Phlox douglasii

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  • Fragrant ground cover
Delicate in appearance but tough in character, these spreading evergreen perennials soften the edges of paths and grow in dry rockeries or on sunny banks and slopes. Perfect for creating colourful, weed smothering, ground cover. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 50cm (20").
  • Collection comprises:
  • Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripes'
  • Phlox douglassi 'Red Admiral'
  • Phlox subulata 'Calvides White'
  • Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame'
  • Phlox subulata 'Emerald Cushion Blue'
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    • 5 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £13.99 £11.99
    • 10 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £19.99 £16.99

Osteospermum 'Blue Eyed Beauty'

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

  • The most rewarding plant for the least effort

Buttery yellow blooms with a contrasting blue eye smother this stocky little African Daisy from June to September. This early flowering variety has a compact, branching habit that is perfect for filling beds and containers, or edging sunny borders. Like all Cape Daisies, Osteospermum ‘Blue Eyed Beauty’ thrives in hot and sunny conditions, performing beautifully, even in difficult dry soils. Height and spread: 40cm (16").

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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £19.98 £14.99

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 May 2015
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    • £16.99
    • 48 plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £14.99

Fuchsia 'Pink Elephant'

  • T&M Exclusive
The double flowers of Fuchsia 'Pink Elephant' unfurl from long, rose-like buds to reveal layer upon layer of sumptuous pale pink ruffles. With a gentle cascading habit, this lovely half-hardy fuchsia makes a spectacular summer display in hanging baskets, flower pouches® and containers. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £14.99

SunDiascia 'Eternal Flames'

Twinspur

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  • T&M exclusive
  • Brand new hardy diascia
This lovely South African plant produces slender spires, packed with pretty tubular blooms, over a remarkably long flowering period. Diascia 'Eternal Flames' will fill borders, beds and containers with vibrant shades of orange and pink from June to October. Although Twinspur is generally grown as an annual, it is actually perennial and hardy to -8C (18F), so it can be easily overwintered with some protection from winter weather. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 3 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £7.99
    • 9 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £11.99

Pansy 'Avalanche Bronze Lavender' (Trailing)

Viola x wittrockiana

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Alluring blooms resembling tiny faces! These free-flowering, compact plants are smothered in an avalanche of boldly coloured flowers with a delicate fragrance throughout spring. Viola 'Avalanche Bronze Lavender' is superb in baskets, containers, Flower Pouches® and window boxes. Height and spread: 23cm (9?).


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99

Geranium 'Summer Sunrise'

Pelargonium

  • Plant these unique climbing geraniums and grow your plants upwards!
Create a pillar of colour on your patio with this fabulous climbing geranium! Train the long stems onto an obelisk to enjoy a fervent display of double pelargonium flowers as they reach towards the sky. Ivy leaf Geranium ‘Summer Sunrise’ is perfect for creating a spectacular focal point, particularly in smaller gardens where space is at a premium. Height: 120cm (47"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 5 jumbo plug plants + 1 Tower Pot pack

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £24.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £19.99

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

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    • £12.99
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    • 4 bare root plants

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    • £19.99
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Geranium 'Azalea-Flowered Collection'

Pelargonium, Ivy-leaved Geranium, Ivy-leaved Pelargonium

  • Incredible new azalea-flowered form
A dazzling collection of ivy leaved geraniums with flamboyant double flowers in shades of pink, burgundy and red, including a stunning bicolour variety. The trailing stems and dense, glossy green foliage makes Geranium 'Azalea-Flowered Collection' ideal for hanging baskets, patio containers and window boxes. Deadhead the flowers regularly to ensure lashings of vibrant colour throughout the summer months. Trails to: 35cm (14").
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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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £19.99

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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    • 15 Postiplug plants - 5 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
    • SAVE £10.98  
    • £29.97 £18.99