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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 14 products.
 

Peony 'Eden's Perfume'

Paeonia, Herbaceous Peony

Said to be the most fragrant peony ever! Large pink, layered blooms with a powerful scent of roses, and layer upon layer of sublime, shell pink petals. Herbaceous peonies are a real feature of the border producing exotic, elegant blooms from early summer onwards which are superb for cutting. Peonies are hardy, long lived and cope well on heavier soils, provided that they are well drained. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
    • 1 bare root peony plant

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £14.99

Astrantia major 'Roma' (Large Plant)

Hattie's Pincushion, Masterwort

Astrantia is a vigorous, hardy perennial with flowers like small pincushions. 'Roma' is one of the best varieties, and comes with an RHS AGM. The delicate, soft pink flowers persist from June to September.

For almost instant gardening, choose Masterwort. Plants are quick-growing, easy to establish and long-lasting. Plants will grow in sun or part shade. Height: 90cm (35in) and Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted astrantia plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted astrantia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

Peony 'Coral Sunset' (Large Plant)

Paeonia lactiflora, Herbaceous Peony

Herbaceous Peonies will last a lifetime in your garden; giving late spring displays of show-stopping, ruffled blooms each year for the minimum of effort! Plant them into the middle of herbaceous borders, where they will add structure and of course, rich colours.

Peony ‘Coral Sunset' is especially recommended for its bowl-shaped blooms, which open coral pink, changing slowly to apricot and soft yellow. Imagine all these colours on one plant at the same time! Flowering in May, border Peonies are the perfect companions for Tulips! ‘Coral Sunset' is a gold medal winner with the American Peony Society. Height: 80cm (31"). Spread: 55cm (21").

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    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted peony plant

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted peony plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £24.99

Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter' (Large Plant)

Dead Nettle

Lamium maculatum 'Pink Pewter' is a tough and resilient hardy perennial, thriving in shade on almost any soil. This vigorous dead nettle will form a carpet of sparkling silver foliage with deep green margins. From April through to midsummer the clusters of salmon pink flowers provide a rich supply of nectar for pollinating insects. A first-class ground cover plant for a shaded spot - perfect for creeping through woodlands, wildlife gardens, rockeries or borders. Height: 10cm (8"). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted lamium plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted lamium plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £12.99

Hellebore 'Red'

  • The very best hellebores that money can buy

Exquisite cup shaped, mauve-red blooms appear like jewels in dull winter borders. Hellebore ‘Red' 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 hellebore plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £13.99

Bergenia 'Dragonfly Sakura' (Large Plant)

Elephant's Ears

Reliable evergreen ground cover with astonishing winter colour! The glossy, rounded foliage of Bergenia 'Dragonfly Sakura' turns from lush green to rich purple-black throughout the coldest months. From March, the dark foliage is the perfect backdrop for the candy pink flowers that rise above it. The pretty blooms provide invaluable food for pollinating insects early in the year, and make dainty cut flowers too. Elephant Ears is a reliable, no maintenance hardy perennial Ð perfect for the front of cottage garden borders. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 x 2 litre potted bergenia plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

Bergenia 'Pink Dragonfly' (Large Plant)

Elephant's Ears

This cottage garden favourite is regaining popularity for its glossy evergreen foliage and bright-pink spring blooms. Bergenia 'Pink Dragonfly' flowers mostly in spring, but also produces extra flushes into midsummer. The narrow foliage of this variety remains green throughout the growing season before taking on tones of plum-red during the winter months. A superb perennial for the front of borders, and a useful addition to wildlife gardens where its nectar rich blooms will attract pollinating insects. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 x 2 litre potted bergenia plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

Astrantia 'Roma'

Hattie's Pincushion, Masterwort

  • Tough perennial star flower
Pretty pincushion flowers in a delicate shade of pink, rise above loose clumps of attractive glossy foliage. Often seen in cottage garden borders, Astrantia major 'Roma' also thrives in the moist soil at a woodland edge or beside a pond or stream. The understated blooms, surrounded by papery outer bracts, are ideal for cutting for a delicate fresh or dried flower arrangement. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 bare root astrantia plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 6 bare root astrantia plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £21.99

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.
More info
    • 1 x 9cm potted hellebore plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £13.99

Bergenia 'Dragonfly Angel Kiss' (Large Plant)

Elephant's Ears

A lovely cultivar of a cottage garden favourite! Bergenia 'Dragonfly Angel Kiss' forms neat clumps of glossy evergreen foliage that turns a deep shade of claret during the winter months. In spring, this provides the perfect backdrop for its beautiful white flowers that age to palest pink. Commonly known as Elephant Ears, this hardy perennial is extremely easy to grow in almost any site or soil, and needs very little maintenance. Perfect for creating eye catching ground cover. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 x 2 litre potted bergenia plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

Hellebore 'Double Apricot Thin Picotee' (Large Plant)

Helleborus

Beautiful creamy apricot petals with delicate cerise margins form fabulous double blooms that shine out from winter borders. Hellebore ‘Double Apricot Thin Picotee’ 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"). More info
    • 1 x 3 litre potted hellebore plant

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
    • 2 x 3 litre potted hellebore plants

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    • £14.99
    • Out of stock

Hellebore 'Lime Bicolour' (Large Plant)

Helleborus

Eye-catching double blooms with pale lime petals and cerise picotee edges bring a splash of spring colour to dull winter borders. Hellebore ‘Lime Bicolour’ 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"). More info
    • 1 x 3 litre potted hellebore plant

    • Despatch:
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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
    • 2 x 3 litre potted hellebore plants

    • Despatch:
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    • £14.99
    • Out of stock