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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.



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Geranium pratense 'Summer Skies'

Hardy Geranium, Meadow Cranesbill

Plant swathes of this gorgeous mauve-pink geranium in your cottage garden borders and enjoy dreamy summer skies all summer long. The double blooms of Geranium pratense 'Summer Skies' may look delicate but this hardy herbaceous perennial is tough and undemanding. Unlike its single flowered relations, this meadow cranesbill does not self seed, so the flowers last even longer. Height: 90cm (36”). Spread: 60cm (24”).
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    • 1 bareroot plant

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
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    • £12.99

Dianthus 'Gran's Favourite'

Pink

This well loved RHS AGM variety is as popular as ever for its white blooms with raspberry picotee edges. The clove scented flowers of Dianthus 'Gran's Favourite' are produced in abundance above a carpet of silvery green foliage. With such a prolific flowering period there will be plenty of blooms to spare for a vase indoors. This super little Pink is perfectly hardy and a makes a lovely addition to the front of cottage garden borders. Height and spread: 40cm (16").


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

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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £19.98 £14.99

Mazus reptans

  • Try a new ground cover idea
This low growing, matt-forming perennial is perfect for filling gaps between stepping stones or at the front of sheltered borders and rockeries. The spreading foliage of Mazus reptans forms a dense carpet that is covered in pretty lilac-blue flowers with a yellow-spotted lower lip. This hardy, ground cover alpine has a long flowering period from late spring to July. Height: 5cm (2"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £14.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £29.98 £19.99

Geranium 'Blue Rose'

Pelargonium, Ivy-leaved Geranium, Ivy-leaved Pelargonium

  • New in 2014
  • World Exclusive
  • Grow your own trailing 'blue rose'
Delicate buds, like little roses, unfurl their blue petals to reveal the most extraordinary double blooms in the most amazing shade of blue. Geranium 'Blue Rose creates a reliable cascade of summer colour. This spectacular trailing Ivy leaf geranium ' is exceptional in containers, hanging baskets, flower pouches and window boxes. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

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    • £12.99
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Lamium 'Mega Purple'

Dead-nettle

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  • New in 2014
The glistening silvery foliage of Lamium ‘Mega Purple’ contrasts beautifully its mauve, open mouthed blooms. This resilient Dead Nettle loves a shady spot, where it will quickly form a carpet of shimmering leaves. Flowering throughout the summer, its nectar rich blooms are a magnet for pollinating insects making it ideal for wildlife gardens, cottage garden borders and woodland areas. This easy to grow hardy perennial is practically indestructible – the perfect choice for ‘no-fuss’ ground cover. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 6 Postiplug plants

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

Iris 'Cantina' (Re-Blooming)

Bearded Iris

The bold, violet blooms of Iris 'Cantina' are a magnificent sight in summer borders. With the first flowers appearing in late spring and continuing into summer, these really are outstanding hardy perennials. These majestic bearded iris flowers have a delicate scent and make impressive cut flowers for a vase indoors. Height: 90cm (36”). Spread: 40cm (16”). More info
    • 1 rhizome

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £8.99

Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum (Hardy)

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

Irrepressibly cheerful, bright pink daisy flowers smother carpets of low growing foliage. Versatile and resilient, hardy Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum will thrive in hot, dry, neglected conditions, yet remains one of longest-flowering plants in the garden! Expect vibrant summer colour and weed suppressing ground cover from this easy to grow, sun loving Cape Daisy. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 90cm (36").
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    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £13.99

Poppy 'Plum Pudding'

Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy

  • World Exclusive
  • Best in class for oriental poppies
  • T&M's own breeding
From T&M's own breeding programme comes this superb Oriental poppy. Beautiful tissue-like blooms in a rich shade of plum-pink appear from June, and often give a second display later in the summer. The strong stems and non-fading flowers are longer lasting than most varieties, making this a significant improvement on the popular variety 'Patty's Plum'. By late summer Poppy 'Plum Pudding' produces attractive seed heads that make an eye catching feature in wildlife or cottage garden borders. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 12 plug plants

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    • £9.99
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    • 24 plug plants

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    • £19.98 £14.99
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Wallflower 'Winter Joy'

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

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Wallflower 'Winter Joy' is a striking fragrant variety with cheery mauve blooms. This evergreen erysimum hybrid has a neat, compact habit making it perfect for beds, borders and containers. Versatile and undemanding, this short lived perennial tends to be grown as a biennial, and is tough enough to cope in even the poorest of soils. Height and spread: 50cm (20").

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    • 4 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £14.99

Penstemon 'Czar'

  • Customer favourite
Phenomenal stamina and indifference to rain and drought means that Penstemon 'Czar' will flower each year for an incredible five months. Mesmerising, lilac bells with satiny white throats are carried above semi evergreen foliage. These popular hardy perennials deserve prime spots in the garden or on the patio where they can really show off. Pensham penstemons also boast slug resistance and semi-evergreen foliage, giving an all round winning performance for many years. Height: 90cm (36”). Spread: 45cm (18”).
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    • 3 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £9.99

Hellebore 'Pink Spotted'

  • New in 2014
  • The very best hellebores that money can buy

Exquisite cup shaped, pink flecked blooms appear like jewels in dull winter borders. Hellebore ‘Pink Spotted’ 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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £13.99