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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 28 products.
 

Hellebore 'Pink Spotted'

  • 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 May 2015
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    • £13.99

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 jumbo plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £25.98 £16.99

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 Postiplug plants

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

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

Lamium 'Mega Purple'

Dead-nettle

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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 May 2015
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    • £9.99 £8.99
    • 6 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £14.99 £12.99

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 May 2015
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    • £13.99

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 June 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £29.98 £19.99

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 January 2016
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    • £8.99

Wallflower 'Winter Sorbet'

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

Wallflower 'Winter Sorbet' is a striking fragrant variety with amazing lilac purple blooms that transform to shades of burnt orange in a patchwork of colour as the blooms mature. 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"). More info
    • 4 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £14.99

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 bare root plant

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £12.99

Hosta fortunei 'Albomarginata' (Large Plant)

Plantain Lily

Hosta are one of the best shade-loving plants, thriving in moist, damp, dark areas, but also coping well with dry shade. The bold, colourful foliage is robust and weatherproof. Plants are quick-growing, clump-forming and are maintenance-free.

Hosta fortunei ‘Albomarginata’ has particularly eye-catching leaves, which are ribbed, puckered and in edged in creamy-white. During the height of summer, a surprise display of showy, sometimes fragrant, flowers. Height: 55cm (22"). Spread: 100cm (39").

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £16.99

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 plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £16.99

Hosta undulata var. undulata (Large Plant)

Hosta 'Mediovariegata', Hosta 'Argentea Variegata', Plantain Lily

Hosta undulata var. undulata gives funnel shaped, lavender blue flowers on tall spikes, which are held above the neat, weatherproof clumps of foliage. The bright green leaves have a curious, twisted growth habit which gives them a fascinating appearance.

Hosta undulata var. undulata is an RHS AGM variety, which makes a fabulous addition to borders, woodland gardens and patio containers, producing the best colour in a shady position. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2015
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    • £16.99