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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 42 products.
 

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

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

    • 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

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

Alstroemeria 'Everest Blue Diamond'

Peruvian Lily

  • New in 2015
  • T&M Exclusive

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 (71"). Spread: 75cm (30").

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    • 3 x 5cm alstroemeria potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £19.99

Dianthus 'Gran's Favourite'

Carnation, 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 dianthus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 dianthus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £19.98 £14.99

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

Penstemon 'Dark Towers'

Dark bronze semi-evergreen foliage makes the perfect backdrop for the tubular, bright pink flowers of Penstemon 'Dark Towers'. Blooming from midsummer until the first frosts, the long lasting flowers are irresistible to pollinating insects, adding colour to borders long after other summer flowering perennials have faded. This resilient, carefree hardy perennial is undemanding and easy to grow, tolerating almost any position in the garden, regardless of rain or drought, and even resisting slug damage! Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 40cm (16"). More info
    • 3 penstemon jumbo plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
    • SAVE £8.99  
    • £25.98 £16.99

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 osteospermum jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £11.99

Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' (Large Plant)

Meadow Rue

The black, shimmering stems of Thalictrum ‘Black Stockings' carry plenty of fluffy mauve flowers during the height of summer. This tall, willowy perennial is ideal for filling gaps in shaded borders and woodland gardens, where the delicate foliage is a useful backdrop for shorter perennials.

Thalictrum plants combines well with almost any other plant in your shady border; from ferns to hostas or even larger-leaved plants such as Rodgersia. The foliage can also be useful to add a light airy feel to summer bouquets. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 75cm (30").

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    • 1 x 3 litre potted thalictrum plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted thalictrum plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £19.99

Hosta fortunei var. aureomarginata (Large Plant)

Plantain Lily

Hostas are very useful shade-loving plants, which can thrive in moist, damp, dark borders, or difficult, dry shady borders. Plants are quick-growing, clump-forming and the bold leaves are colourful, robust and weatherproof.

Hosta fortunei ‘Aureomarginata' has ribbed leaves, in pure green and edged in golden-yellow. During the summer, purple, bell-shaped flowers appear on showy, 90cm (36") stems. Excellent ground cover for shady borders. Height: 55cm (22"). Spread: 100cm (39").

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £16.99

Hosta 'Fragrant Blue' (Large Plant)

Plantain Lily

This is a particularly eye-catching variety with chalky-blue foliage that retains its colour throughout the season. From July to August, the delicately scented, mauve pink flowers offer the perfect complement to the heart shaped foliage. In moist soils, this low growing hardy perennial forms dense ground cover. Hosta 'Fragrant Blue' is perfect for the front of borders, woodland planting schemes, or in the damp soil at the edge of ponds. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 100cm (39"). More info
    • 1 x 2 litre potted hosta plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £21.99

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 Iris rhizome

    • Despatch: By end of January 2016
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    • £7.99