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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 7 products.
 

Hellebore 'Black Swan'

Helleborus × hybridus

  • New in 2015
  • T&M Exclusive
  • Grow the most prestigious Christmas Rose in your garden
Winter-flowering hellebores are true garden gems, producing luxuriant blooms when little else is in growth, let alone flower! Fresh from our unique hellebore breeding programme we have hit on the perfect form and habit with Hellebore 'Black Swan'. The sumptuously dark velvety petals, starkly contrasted by pure white stamens, are a vast improvement on older black-flowered hellebore plants. Where older types tend to face their blooms to the soil below, 'Black Swan' holds its jet-black blooms up for all to see. This classy performer deserves a place in every garden as the star attraction through winter. Height and spread: 60cm (2').
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    • 1 x 7cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of December 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 3 x 7cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of December 2015
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    • £19.99

Hellebore 'Slate'

  • The very best hellebores that money can buy

Exquisite cup shaped, red-black blooms appear like jewels in dull winter borders. Hellebore ‘Slate' 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 hellebore plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £13.99

Geranium 'Black Rose'

Pelargonium, Rosebud Geranium

The full, rounded buds of Rosebud Geranium 'Black Rose' resemble dainty roses when they first break open, then cluster together to form a pretty posy. This vigorous, trailing variety has the exceptional garden performance of other ivy-leaf geraniums, but their unique flower form truly sets them apart. With regular deadheading, they will spill from windowboxes, containers, and hanging baskets, blooming profusely throughout the summer. Trails to: 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 geranium jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 geranium jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £16.99

Dianthus 'Blackjack'

Carnation

  • New in 2015

New modern cut-flower quality carnation plants packing the heavenly scent of antique varieties! Modern breeding work has seen the unmistakable scent of carnations all but disappear in the search for longer, cut flower-quality stems. Fortunately Carnation ‘Blackjack' bucks that trend. Not only does it offer a unique colour combination, the near black blooms also bring punchy clove-like fragrance to the garden. A perfect border carnation, it also performs well in containers. Originally planned for the commercial cut flower market, you won't be disappointed by the endless supply of fresh stems either! Keep the colour and scent in the garden or use Dianthus ‘Blackjack' as your very own cut flower carnation. Height and spread: 50cm (20").


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

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    • 5 dianthus pencil plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 10 dianthus pencil plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £17.99

Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guinness' (Large Plant)

Columbine, Granny's Bonnet, Aquilegia 'Magpie'

The striking black bonnets of Aquilegia ‘William Guiness’ make a superb contrast with the white corolla. The exquisite blooms of this classic cottage garden perennial are carried on wiry stems, set above pretty ferny foliage. This hardy Columbine is perfect for en masse in borders and shady woodland edges, and makes an attractive cut flower for a vase indoors. Height: 75cm (30”). Spread: 30cm (12”). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted aquilegia plant

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted aquilegia plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £14.99

Hollyhock 'Nigra' (Large Plant)

Alcea rosea, Althaea rosea

Superbly dramatic; the tall spires of Hollyhock ‘Nigra’ bear dark maroon-black flowers with pale contrasting eyes. This impressive variety of an old garden favourite is sure to draw attention for its stature and colour. Try growing it alongside paler varieties for a really striking contrast. These hardy perennials make a beautiful cut flower for a vase indoors too. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plant

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £14.99

Rudbeckia occidentalis 'Green Wizard' (Large Plant)

Western Coneflower

A curious and extraordinary perennial that is very different from the flashy colours of other rudbeckias. With no obvious petals, the bright green sepals of Rudbeckia ‘Green Wizard’ surround a black central cone. This tall variety creates an interesting spectacle for the back of borders in late summer and makes an unusual fresh cut flower that is long lasting in water, or can used in dried arrangements. Easy to grow, quickly forming a good sized plant with plenty of lush green foliage, and always a talking point. Height: 120cm (47”). Spread: 60cm (24”). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted rudbeckia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99