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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 48 products.
 

Iris sibirica 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 November 2015
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    • £12.99

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 Postiplug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99

Iris 'Concord Crush'

Iris sibirica

  • New in 2015
Iris 'Concord Crush' sports heavily petalled, elegant violet-blue flowers with a deeply ruffled form. Iris sibirica 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").
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    • 1 bare root iris plant

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £6.99

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 September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 dianthus Postiplug plants

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

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 September 2015
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    • £11.99 £9.99

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 September 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 6 penstemon jumbo plug plants

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

Aubrieta 'Dr. Mules Variegata' (Large Plant)

Aubretia

Aubrieta is a useful ground cover, trailing plant, which flowers from late spring and into early summer. Plants are carpeting and can be used as a natural weed control in sunny borders, rockeries or on banks and awkward slopes.

Aubrieta 'Dr Mules Variegated' is a sought after variety with violet-blue flowers, set against evergreen cream-lined foliage, which gives all year round interest. Aubrieta is loved by bees and butterflies, and plants will grow in any well-drained soil and is especially useful for dry, sunny borders. Height: 10cm (4").Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted aubretia plant

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted aubretia plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £16.99

Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash' (Large Plant)

Lungwort

Lungwort is a low growing hardy perennial which has long been a favourite in cottage gardens. Pulmonaria 'Raspberry Splash' is a delightful variety with slender, silver spotted foliage. From March to May, clusters of raspberry pink blooms appear above the leaves, and slowly mature through purple to light mauve creating an intriguing tricolour effect. A superb choice for attracting pollinating insects to wildlife areas and creating spreading clumps of groundcover in the shade of trees and shrubs. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 1 x 3 litre potted pulmonaria plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted pulmonaria plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £18.99

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 September 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted thalictrum plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

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 hosta plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted hosta plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £16.99

Scabious 'Vivid Violet' (Large Plant)

Scabiosa

A relatively low growing variety with mauve-purple pincushion flowers carried above finely cut foliage. Scabious 'Vivid Violet' is more mildew resistant than many cultivars, and particularly free flowering from July to September. Like all Scabious, the blooms are a magnet for bees and butterflies and make useful cut flowers too. Its low, mounding habit makes this hardy perennial a welcome addition to rockeries and the front of sunny borders. Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 1 x 3 litre potted scabiosa plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted scabiosa plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

Wallflower 'Bowles's Mauve' (Large Plant)

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

Flowering from February right through to midsummer, this hardy perennial well deserves its RHS AGM. Although relatively short lived, Wallflower ‘Bowles Mauve' makes up for it in sheer flower power, producing masses of mauve flowers above clumps of grey-green, evergreen foliage. Versatile and undemanding, this tough little Eryisimum copes in even the poorest of soils. Perfect for filling beds and containers with long lasting colour. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
    • 1 x 1.5 litre potted wallflower plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1.5 litre potted wallflower plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £16.99