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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.


For beautiful summer flowers browse our range of annual plants.



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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

Digitalis

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  • Winner of Plant of the Year 2012 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Best new product at the Anglian Business Awards, Best new product at the Garden Retail awards
  • T&M's own breeding

Thought to be an impossible hybridisation, this is the most spectacular foxglove you will have ever seen! Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives this exciting new Digitalis its fabulous tropical colouring. Being completely sterile Foxglove ‘Illumination’ won’t set seed, giving it an incredibly long flowering period. Unlike most foxgloves which are generally biennial, this half-hardy semi-evergreen is a true perennial so you will be able to enjoy its flowers for years to come. The exotic looking blooms are densely packed on sturdy stems, with many side branches, making a striking addition to summer borders. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").

Useful links:

'Impossible' Foxglove named Plant of the Year at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Gardening news: Top 10 best-selling plants of 2012
Read Michael Perry's blog: Futuristic Foxgloves

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    • 1 x 9cm potted foxglove plant

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    • 2 x 9cm potted foxglove plants

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    • £29.98 £19.99
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Rudbeckia 'Summerina Collection'

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

  • T&M Exclusive
  • New perennial rudbeckia for borders

Rudbeckia 'Summerina' Collection is exclusive to Thompson & Morgan, a near impossible breeding breakthrough - the crossing of an annual rudbeckia and a perennial echinacea! The result: tough, hardy perennial rudbeckias that return year on year to offer the stronger and longer flowering habit of annual varieties. This three colour mix is ideal for extending the life of your summer border - the plants go on to provide much needed autumn colour right up to the first hard frosts. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 3 rudbeckia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £17.99
    • 6 rudbeckia jumbo plug plants

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    • £35.98 £29.99

Fuchsia arborescens

Lilac Fuchsia

This tender species fuchsia bears large panicles of delicately scented cerise pink flowers in summer, followed by decorative spherical purple fruits. Fuchsia arborescens is an elegant evergreen fuchsia for a large patio container or conservatory specimen. Take a trip back in time and discover some of the original species, from which the plethora of today's new varieties are derived. Height: 180cm (72"). Spread: 150cm (59").

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How to grow fuchsias


Culinary note: Add the beautiful coloured flowers to salads, crystallise them for a sweet garnish or add them to jellies for an extra splash of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 fuchsia jumbo plug plant

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    • 2 fuchsia jumbo plug plants

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    • £19.98 £14.99
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Heuchera 'Patchwork' Mix

Coral Flower, Coral Bells

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Sprays of delicate, tiny flowers float on wiry stems above neat mounds of vibrant foliage. Prized for their colourful leaves, these versatile semi-evergreen perennials make excellent drifts of ground cover, adding a distinctive splash of colour to the front of borders, or even brightening winter containers. Their airy blooms attract bees and are also useful as cut flowers. Height and spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 3 heuchera Postiplugs

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £8.99
    • 5 heuchera Postiplug plants

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    • £14.99
    • 6 heuchera Postiplugs

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    • 10 heuchera Postiplug plants

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    • £24.99

Delphinium 'Pacific Giants'

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A distinguished delphinium producing strong spikes of semi-double blooms in a dreamy blend of pink, lilac, purple, violet-blue, sky-blue and white. Delphinium 'Pacific Giants' are excellent for cutting and add structure and presence to the back of cottage garden perennial borders. Height: 150cm (60"). Spread: 75cm (30").
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    • 6 delphinium plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £5.99

Lewisia cotyledon '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 lewisia plug plants

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    • 48 lewisia plug plants

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Alstroemeria 'Everest Collection'

Peruvian Tree Lily

Create a floral sculpture on your patio with these incredible Peruvian Lilies. Our Alstroemeria ‘Everest Collection’ combines the best tall varieties that will knit together and keep growing skywards. Support them with our Tower Pot™ for the most impressive display. With so many long-stemmed blooms, you will never be short of cut flowers to add to magnificent bouquets. Height: 140cm (55"). Spread: 75cm (30"). The collection includes one each of the following - 'Canary Yellow', 'Blue Diamond' and 'Pink Punch'.

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Press Release: Pick a bouquet a week - and the flowers still keep coming!

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    • 3 alstroemeria jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £24.99
    • 3 alstroemeria jumbo plug plants + 1 Tower Pot pack

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    • £44.98 £34.99
    • 6 alstroemeria jumbo plug plants

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    • £49.98 £39.99

Delphinium 'Rising Stars Mixed'

  • Best in class for delphiniums
We've given our customers the chance to get their hands on some very new, very different delphiniums from the world-famous 'New Zealand Hybrids' programme. There are far too many hybrids produced for our supplier to sell, so we've grouped our favourites into an exclusive 'Breeders Mixture', aptly named 'Rising Stars'! This exciting mix of delphinium flowers blends picotees, pastels, singles, doubles and frosted hybrids for a spectacular, towering display. You can even cut some blooms for a striking flower arrangement indoors. Height: 120cm (47"). Spread: 75cm (30").
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    • 4 delphinium Postiplug plants

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    • £11.99
    • 8 delphinium Postiplug plants

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Foxglove 'Sugar Plum'

Digitalis

A reworking of a cottage garden classic. Foxglove 'Sugar Plum' is an improved form of old-time favourite 'Pam's Choice'. Careful selection work has led to foxglove plants with a stronger border habit and impressive flower spikes. Each bloom now carries deeper speckling and all sit closer together on the stem for a fuller display. This half-hardy foxglove makes an eye-catching addition to mixed borders and formal woodland planting schemes. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 24 foxglove plug plants

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    • £13.99
    • 48 foxglove plug plants

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    • £27.98 £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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Companion Planting

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    • 15 chrysanthemum Postiplug plants - 5 of each variety

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    • £14.99
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Phlox paniculata 'Peppermint Twist' (Large Plant)

Perennial Phlox

Delightfully dwarf, this perennial Phlox reaches just 45cm (18") tall! Charming pink and white pinwheel blooms will fill the air with the most exquisite fragrance. With its neat, bushy habit, Phlox paniculata 'Peppermint Twist' is perfect for patio containers - plant it next to a doorway where you can really appreciate their fragrance. Highly attractive to pollinating insects, this pretty variety will brighten up the front of borders, and also makes a pleasing cut flower. Height and spread: 45cm (18"). ,

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Add the small flowers to fruit salads or crystallise them for decorating desserts. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted phlox plant

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    • 2 x 2 litre potted phlox plants

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Chrysanthemum 'Hardy Patio Mixed'

As the days shorten, these shimmering chrysanthemums come into their own. Bright colours and long-lasting blooms give a real boost to the autumn garden when many things are looking tired. This collection of hardy perennial patio Mums will reward you with rounded domes of colour from September right through until the first frosts. Superb for growing in borders and containers, and the sturdy stems make excellent cut flowers too. Our young plants are supplied as a mix of 4 named varieties. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 60cm (24").


Companion planting: Try growing Chrysanthemums with chives, whose aromatic leaves will deter aphids.


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Companion Planting

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    • 5 chrysanthemum Postiplug plants - 1 of each colour

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £9.99