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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 33 products.
 

Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' (Large Plant)

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

  • New in 2015

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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    • 1 x 1 litre potted verbena plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted verbena plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
    • Save £2.99  
    • £12.99

Verbena bonariensis

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

Tightly clustered florets form glowing lavender flower heads that float atop stiffly upright, branching stems. The long lasting blooms of Verbena bonariensis attract clouds of bees and butterflies. This perennial verbena has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years, associating beautifully with grasses for a tranquil planting scheme, or adding a touch of architectural style to the back of herbaceous borders. This elegant perennial is at its most effective when planted in large swathes. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 6 verbena plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £5.99
    • 12 verbena plug plants

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    • £7.99
    • Out of stock

Fuchsia arborescens

Lilac Fuchsia

  • New in 2015
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").

Useful links:

How to grow fuchsias


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

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    • 1 fuchsia jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £7.99
    • 2 fuchsia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £12.99

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 verbena jumbo plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £14.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £5.99
    • 12 scabious plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £8.99

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").


Useful links:

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

 

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    • 1 geranium jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 3 geranium jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £24.99

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 'Little 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

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Iris siberica Collection

  • New in 2015

The breeding behind our unique iris collection brings more grace and beauty to this cottage garden favourite than ever before. Four exclusive varieties, all enhanced with crested double iris flowers for extra elegance and a frenzy of summer colour in your borders. Each flower has in excess of 20 petals, bringing a rose-like appearance to the luxuriant blooms. Iris sibirica Collection are tough performers, equally at home in moist, boggy soils and dry areas, and will enhance any garden border, especially mixed with other flower hardy perennials. Lush grass-like foliage makes for a good seasonal border filler. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread 35cm (14").


  • Collection comprises:
  • Iris 'Imperial Opal' - Translucent lavender-pink blooms with light edging and white throat.
  • Iris 'Pink Parfait' - Soft lavender-pink blooms with lighter edging. A yellow centre with white halo can be seen as flowers open fully.
  • Iris 'Concord Crush' - Rich violet-blue blooms with gold and white central blaze.
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    • 3 bare root iris plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £12.99

Heteropappus meyendorfii

Blue Chrysanthemum

  • Hundreds of electric blue blooms
Like a little blue Chrysanthemum, this fabulous plant produces an abundance of blooms from late summer, and continues throughout autumn. Heteropappus meyendorfii is a colourful, late flowering half hardy perennial with a lovely spreading habit. This pretty little daisy is perfect for filling gaps in containers and late summer borders when other plants are beginning to fade. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 heteropappus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 10 heteropappus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £17.98 £12.99

Morning Glory 'Fragrant Sky'

Ipomoea lindheimeri

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A hardy perennial morning glory with a sweet fragrance too! Scrambling Ipomoea lindheimeri looks just like its annual cousins but you can look forward to it returning year after year. Morning Glory 'Fragrant Sky' produces beautiful lavender blue trumpet blooms against a backdrop of attractive lobed foliage that makes a lovely informal display. Perfect for growing over obelisks, adding height and structure to cottage garden borders. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 1 x 10cm potted morning glory plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 10cm potted morning glory plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £15.99

Delphinium 'Pink Blushes'

  • New in 2015
This Pink Blush is anything but embarrassing! Glorious, tall spikes of evenly spaced, perfectly formed florets in shades of pink, from pastel to magenta! The result of many years of breeding from Terry Dowdeswell, our world-class Delphinium expert in New Zealand, Delphinium 'Pink Blushes' are strong plants with disease resistance and unrivalled garden performance. Height: 1.5m (5'). Spread: 75cm (30").
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    • 5 delphinium jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 delphinium jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £14.99

Campanula 'Iridescent Bells'

Bellflower

  • New in 2015
Bellflowers can sometimes flower and fade all too quickly, but Campanula 'Iridescent Bells' really is quite different! This new, repeat-flowering variety will bring four months of colour to the garden from June through September - a constant mix of silky deep purple buds and mature blooms of silvery-white bells, flushed with palest purple. Don't miss the opportunity to be among the first to grow this unique perennial which will make a focal point in a container display or border planting. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 3 campanula jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 6 campanula jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99