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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 28 products.
 

Foxglove 'Illumination Collection'

Digitalis

Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives these exciting new Digitalis their fabulous tropical colouring. Being completely sterile Foxglove 'Illumination Duo' won't set seed, making them incredibly long flowering. Unlike most foxgloves which are generally biennial, these hardy semi-evergreen varieties are true perennials so you can enjoy them year after year. The exotic looking blooms are densely packed on sturdy stems, with many side branches, making a striking addition to summer borders. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 2 x 9cm potted foxglove plants - 1 of each colour

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £29.98 £19.99

Osteospermum 3D

Cape Daisy

An extra layer of petals on these Cape Daisy blooms makes them even more beautiful, and also means they last twice as long! Ideal for borders and patio pots they are perfect for low maintenance areas of your garden. More info
    • 5 osteospermum jumbo plug plants (Lemon Ice)

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    • £13.99
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    • 5 osteospermum jumbo plug plants (Purple)

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 5 osteospermum jumbo plug plants (Violet Ice)

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    • £13.99
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    • 5 osteospermum jumbo plug plants (Yellow)

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 20 osteospermum jumbo plug plants - 5 of each colour

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Dianthus barbatus 'Sweet'

Sweet William

  • Summer-flowering Sweet Williams!

Enjoy these delightfully fragrant Sweet Williams all summer long! Clusters of sweetly scented flowers in shades of red, white and purple are borne atop stiff upright stems from June through to September. Superb for cutting for a vase indoors, the vibrant flowers of Dianthus barbatus 'Sweet' are also attractive to bees. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for cottage garden beds and borders. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").


Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 6 dianthus plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £5.99
    • 24 dianthus plug plants

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    • £14.99
    • 48 dianthus plug plants

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    • £29.98 £19.99

Scabious 'Butterfly Magnets Mixed'

Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion Flower

Marvel at the whirling clouds of butterflies that are drawn to this lovely Scabious mix. Pincushion blooms in a super colour range are supported on tall wiry stems that make fabulous cut flowers. Scabious 'Butterfly Magnets Mixed' creates a wonderful billowing, airy feature for the back of cottage garden borders particularly when planted in large drifts. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 3 scabious jumbo plug plants

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    • £11.99
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    • 6 scabious jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £23.98 £17.99

Pansy 'Ballerina'

Viola x wittrockiana

Unusual frilly tutu-like flowers of Pansy 'Ballerina' create a bright carnival of colour throughout the summer. The delicately ruffled petals make a stunning display in containers, beds and borders. Perfect for planting in window boxes where you can enjoy their pretty blooms close up. Height and spread: 23cm (9").

 

Culinary note: Pansy flowers are edible.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 36 pansy plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 72 pansy plug plants

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    • £19.98 £14.99

Lewisia cotyledon 'Elise Mixed'

  • First lewisia to repeat flower throughout summer
Masses of starry flowers in a range of fruity colours, including stripes and picotees adorn slender stems above neat rosettes of fleshy leaves. Traditionally grown as perennials in alpine houses, new breeding has brought us Lewisia 'Elise Mixed' which flowers in its first year, making a bright and attractive annual bedding plant! Winner of a Fleuroselect Gold Medal, these exceptional plants repeat flower throughout summer, lighting up beds, borders, containers and rock gardens. Tolerating heat and drought well, Lewisia is also perfectly happy with cooler temperatures and will overwinter with protection from wet weather. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 24 lewisia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £16.99
    • 48 lewisia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £33.98 £22.99

Geranium 'Black Velvet Mix' F1 (Pre-Planted Pot)

Pelargonium, Zonal Geranium, Zonal Pelargonium

  • Rarely available
For hassle-free gardening, look no further than our pre-planted pots for easy summer-long colour. We’re always on the look out for ways to make life simpler for our gardening customers. So what could be easier than pots which are already planted up? We’ve taken the hard work out of creating wonderfully colourful displays - just order our pre-planted pots and baskets of your favourite varieties and position them where you’ll most enjoy their summer colour. Then all you need to do is water them and wait!

Dark, enigmatic foliage makes a startling foil for the beguiling bright blooms of Geranium 'Black Velvet Mix' in four striking colours. The unique black leaves, produced on upright bushy plants, are edged with just a hint of green. This boldly coloured zonal geranium makes a striking addition to pots, beds and borders for long lasting summer colour. Height: 40cm (14"). Spread: 30cm (12").
Patio pot diameter: 33cm (13in). 12.7 litres.
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.

 

Garden ready pre-planted pots
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    • 1 x geranium pre-planted pot

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99

Pansy 'Tea Party'

Viola x wittrockiana

These cheery little pansies will certainly brighten up the garden. Pansy 'Tea Party' Mixed is a vibrant blend of solid colours and bicolours with plenty of personality. Low maintenance and easy to grow, this free-flowering mix is ideal for filling beds, borders and containers with fabulous summer colour. Height: 23cm (9"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 36 pansy plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 72 pansy plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £25.98 £17.99

Mimulus x hybridus 'Magic Rainbow'

Diplacus, Monkey Flower, Musk

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These low growing, bushy mimulus plants produce masses of tubular blooms, looking much like exotic, wide snapdragon flowers. Although monkey flowers are tender perennials, they are best treated as an annual for beds, containers and baskets, except in the mildest parts of the country. Mimulus 'Magic Rainbow' is ideal to add a bright splash of summer colour from June to August in lightly shaded, moist beds in the garden. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 36 mimulus plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 72 mimulus plug plants

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    • £25.98 £17.99

Helianthemum Collection

Rock Rose, Sun Rose

These tough little rock roses are hardy, drought tolerant and trouble-free, producing glorious colour from late spring to midsummer. If pruned after flowering, they'll even reward you with a second flush of blooms in late summer! The nectar-rich flowers, set against a backdrop of silvery, semi-evergreen foliage, are loved by bees and other insects. This helianthemum collection makes excellent groundcover or a versatile addition to rockeries or hot, dry borders. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (12").
  • Collection comprises the following varieties:
  • Helianthemum 'Ben Mohr' - Orange, saucer shaped flowers.
  • Helianthemum 'Pink Angel' - An abundance of delicate double, pink flowers.
  • Helianthemum 'The Bride' - A pretty, white rock rose with an RHS Award of Garden Merit.
  • Helianthemum 'Ben Fhada' - Bright, primrose yellow blooms with golden egg-yolk centres.
  • Helianthemum 'Peachy Keen' - New peach bloomed variety 'Peachy Keen' has an overwhelming amount of petals, further boosting the effect in your garden!
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    • 5 helianthemum jumbo plug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 10 helianthemum jumbo plug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £19.99

Viola 'Teardrops' (Pre-Planted Basket)

viola

For hassle-free gardening, look no further than our pre-planted pots for easy seasonal colour. We’re always on the lookout for ways to make life simpler for our gardening customers. So what could be easier than pots which are already planted up? We’ve taken the hard work out of creating wonderfully colourful displays - just order our pre-planted pots of your favourite varieties and position them where you’ll most enjoy their colour. Then all you need to do is water them and wait! Viola ‘Teardrops’ is one of our top performing hanging basket varieties, producing cascading trails of colourful blooms to brighten up the winter garden. Flowers just keep on coming and will continue to perform well into May – Four months of colour and all you need to do is hang the baskets in place and keep them watered. Height 15cm (6"). Spread: 20cm (8").,

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 viola pre-planted basket with 6 plants

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    • £17.99 £6.99
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Dianthus 'Scents of Summer Collection'

Pink, Carnation

  • T&M Exclusive

Immerse your senses in Dianthus 'Scents of Summer Mixed'! We've hand selected a range of modern dianthus plants to offer bright colours, strong garden performance and multi-flowering stems, while retaining the vintage spicy fragrance of garden pinks. The extreme flower power of these hardy perennials means you'll enjoy 100s of cut flower blooms through the summer, every year, with plenty left on the plants to keep them looking good in the garden. Height and spread: 30cm (12").


Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 5 dianthus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99 £7.99
    • 10 dianthus Postiplug plants

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    • £14.99 £12.99
    • 20 dianthus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £24.99 £19.99