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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.



We have found 43 products.
 

Polyanthus eliator 'Crescendo® Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Primula, Oxlip

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  • Best In Class for polyanthus click here for details
  • Polyanthus are a majestic spring container choice
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Give your garden a dose of springtime magic and banish the winter gloom. Polyanthus 'Crescendo®' paints a rainbow of colour with its large blooms in bright colours making bold splashes in pots, window boxes and borders.The flowers are long-lasting, fragrant and produced in abundance upon strong stems which are held above neat rosettes of foliage. With excellent winter hardiness and superior disease resistance, you can expect repeat performances year after year. By far the best bedding polyanthus available.

 

Culinary note: Primula flowers are edible.

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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    • £9.99
    • 72 plug plants

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

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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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £19.99

Hellebore 'Gold Star'

  • The very best hellebores that money can buy

Exquisite cup shaped, pale gold blooms appear like jewels in dull winter borders. Hellebore ‘Gold Star’ is the essential low maintenance plant for any difficult, shady border where they will form clumps of leathery evergreen foliage for a year round garden presence. These resilient hardy perennials are vigorous and long lived, lasting for 20 years or more. Height and spread: 45cm (18").



Thompson & Morgan inherited the highly-commended hellebore breeding programme of Elizabeth Strangman when she retired and we are immensely proud to carry on her legacy, perfecting the amazing colours and forms of this wonderful perennial.
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    • 1 x 9cm potted plant

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    • £13.99
    • Out of stock

Rudbeckia 'Summerina Collection'

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

  • New in 2015
  • 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 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 6 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.99

Jasminum beesianum

Jasmine

Delicate pink trumpets with a heavenly scent erupt into bloom from midsummer. The twining stems are clothed in glossy, semi evergreen foliage that makes the perfect backdrop for its shiny, black winter berries. Jasmine beesianum flowers have a lighter, more delicate perfume than common Jasmine making it perfect for growing over a doorway or seating area where it can be fully appreciated. A quick growing climber for a long season of interest! Height and spread: 200cm (79"). More info
    • 1 x 7cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 3 x 7cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £41.97 £19.99

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 April 2015
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    • £16.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £21.99

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

Agapanthus 'Collection'

African Blue Lily

This magnificent Agapanthus collection will grace your summer garden with elegance and stature. Including blue, white and violet-blue, these spectacular Agapanthus flowers are balanced on tall stiff stems, making superb cut flowers, or alternatively forming attractive autumn seed heads if left intact. With large strap-shaped leaves and distinctive flower heads, these impressive hardy perennials are ideal for adding architectural presence to borders and containers.


  • Collection comprises 1 plant each of:
  • Agapanthus 'Snow Cloud' – Aptly named, this tall, evergreen Agapanthus produces massive umbels which are densely packed with snow-white flowers. Height: 1m (3’). Spread: 45cm (18").
  • Agapanthus 'Northern Star' – Tall Agapanthus producing large umbels of violet-blue flowers with dark purple central stripes. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 45cm (18").
  • Agapanthus 'Silver Moon' – Dwarf Agapanthus producing pale blue flowers above clumps of striking, pale green and white variegated leaves. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 x 9cm potted plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of April 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 April 2015
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    • £29.97 £18.99

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 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £4.99

Chrysanthemum 'Incurved Mixed'

Sturdy stems bear rounded blooms with magnificent incurved petals that are perfect for long-lasting flower arrangements. Savour the colour of these magnificent half hardy chrysanthemums in your autumn garden when summer bedding plants have faded away. This vibrant collection will reward you with flamboyant blooms right through until the frosts. Disbudding the stems will produce fewer, but larger blooms, or let them grow naturally for a mass of smaller flowers. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").


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


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Companion Planting

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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £9.99

Chrysanthemum 'Hardy Patio Mixed'

  • NEW for 2012

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.


Useful links:

Companion Planting

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    • 5 Postiplug plants - 1 of each colour

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £9.99