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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 61 products.
 

Eryngium planum 'Blue Hobbit' (Large Plant)

Sea Holly, Blue Eryngo

Eryngium are handy little plants for the border, as they’ll grow in many different types of soil, and the flower power of Eryngium ‘Little Hobbit’ is second to none!

Eryngium ‘Blue Hobbit’ is a unique, dwarf Eryngium, which can be grown in a patio pot. The 30cm (12") plants become top-heavy in midsummer, with sprays of nearly 100 inky-blue flowers. Height and Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted eryngium plant

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    • 2 x 1 litre potted eryngium plants

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Brunnera 'Alexander's Great'

Brunnera macrophylla, Siberian Bugloss

A statement large-leaved foliage plant for borders and large containers. This hardy perennial returns bigger and better each spring producing neat clumps of heavily silver-veined leaves for dramatic effect in the garden. Use Brunnera 'Alexander's Great' as an underplanting to trees and shrubs or add in with your favourite border perennials for a winning mixed display. Sprays of airy sky-blue flowers on wirey stems also appear in spring to create extra seasonal interest. This low maintenance perennial plant thrives in shade but will happily perform in sunny locations too. Use Brunnera 'Alexander's Great' in containers on the patio to add contrast to your favourite seasonal bedding plants. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 90cm (36"). More info
    • 2 brunnera jumbo plug plants

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    • 4 brunnera jumbo plug plants

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Meconopsis grandis 'Lingholm'

Himalayan Blue Poppy

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A perennial wow factor for a difficult, damp shady corner. I just love the indescribable blue colour of Meconopsis blooms; once seen, never forgotten! This specially selected strain acts as a perennial too, lasting in the garden for many years. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 2 meconopsis jumbo plug plants

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    • £12.99
    • 4 meconopsis jumbo plug plants

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    • £17.99

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium 'Gerwat'

  • Winner of The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 'Plant of the Centenary'
  • Unique long-flowering period for a Hardy Geranium

A celebrated Cranesbill producing masses of saucer shaped, violet-blue blooms with dainty white centres. Being a sterile hybrid, Geranium 'Rozanne' flowers repeatedly throughout the summer and won’t self-seed like other Geraniums. This hardy perennial makes excellent ground cover through the front of informal borders or spilling from containers. As summer ends the loose mounds of foliage colour to reddish brown and fiery orange for an extended display into autumn. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 60cm (24").


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Geranium 'Rozanne gets our vote for RHS 'Plant of the Centenary'

 

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    • 1 geranium jumbo plug plant

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    • 3 geranium jumbo plug plants

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Geranium 'Blue Sybil'

Pelargonium, Rosebud Geranium

The full, rounded buds of Rosebud Geranium 'Blue Sybil' 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

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    • 10 geranium jumbo plug plants

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Ageratum houstonianum 'Pincushion Mixed'

Floss Flower

  • Compact plants ideal for front of border
  • 3 distinctive colours
  • More flowers than foliage!

Here we have the ideal planting solution for the front of bedding schemes, pathway edging or paving crack filler. Ageratum plants are unsung heroes of the bedding world, producing more flower than leaf. The dwarf habit of Ageratum 'Pincushion Mixed' makes this colour collection a useful garden addition where you want to fill left over space or contain other plants in a defined border of colour. The fluffy, weather-resistant flowers, in shades of blue, pink and white are particularly attractive to butterflies. Add these long flowering bedding plants in between larger container plants for pots of colour all summer. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 20cm (8").
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    • 24 ageratum plug plants

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    • 48 ageratum plug plants

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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

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    • 2 x 10.5cm potted gentiana plants

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Scabious 'Blue Jeans'

Scabiosa, Pincushion Flower

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An abundance of blue pincushion scabious flowers will attract bees and butterflies throughout summer. The tall, wiry stems can also be cut to create a pretty display indoors. Scabiosa 'Blue Jeans' blends well among cottage garden borders, where they look particularly effective planted in large drifts. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 6 scabious plug plants

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Meconopsis Duo

Himalayan Blue Poppy, Tibetan Poppy

These stunning Himalayan poppies are a 'must have' in the garden! Silky petals in shades of white or blue surround golden yellow stamens to form clear, single blooms up to 10cm (4") across. Forming a basal rosette of hairy leaves, Meconopsis makes a captivating feature planted en masse in woodland gardens and moist, shady borders.


  • Collection comprises 4 jumbo plugs each of:
  • Meconopsis 'Lingholm' - A captivating short-lived perennial bearing spectacular, single clear blue poppy flowers, up to 10cm (4") across. Incredibly popular, this Himalayan blue poppy is ideal for moist shady borders. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 50cm (20").
  • Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba' - Rarely seen, this stunning white form of the Himalayan blue poppy is a real eye-catcher in late spring and early summer. Although often short-lived, this Meconopsis makes a stunning feature when planted en masse. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 8 meconopsis jumbo plugs - 4 of each variety

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Alstroemeria 'Everest Blue Diamond'

Peruvian Lily

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A fabulous, Peruvian Lily producing mauve blue flowers on tall, upright stems. Alstroemeria 'Everest Blue Diamond' makes an eyecatching feature in borders or containers throughout the summer. Support this hardy perennial with our handy climbing frame 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").

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    • 3 alstroemeria jumbo plug plants

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    • £24.99

Delphinium 'Cobalt Dreams'

When it comes to delphiniums we know there is only one man to talk to about finding the next best thing - New Zealand breeder Terry Dowdeswell. He's outdone himself with Delphinium 'Cobalt Dreams'. This special selection produces the most perfect blue blooms you'll ever see, and are given an extra boost by the fluffy 'white bees' in the centre of each flower! Even more impressive, there's no need to stake these strong delphinium plants, making them the ideal border flower for exposed gardens. Disease resistance, long flowering and repeat blooming were high on the agenda when developing this stunning delphinium, guaranteeing excellent garden performance and vibrant colour right through summer. Height: 150cm (60"). Spread: 90cm (36"). More info
    • 5 delphinium Postiplug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 10 delphinium Postiplug plants

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    • £14.99