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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.


For beautiful summer flowers browse our range of annual plants.



We have found 74 products.
 

Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guinness' (Large Plant)

The striking black bonnets of Aquilegia 'William Guiness' make a superb contrast with the white corolla. The exquisite blooms of this classic cottage garden perennial are carried on wiry stems, set above pretty ferny foliage. This hardy Columbine is perfect for en masse in borders and shady woodland edges, and makes an attractive cut flower for a vase indoors. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted aquilegia plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted aquilegia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99

Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' (Large Plant)

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Like its parents, Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' boasts the same tight clusters of floating purple flowers, but has short, compact stems that reach only half the height. Well shaped, uniform plants with an open airy habit attract butterflies to their glowing blooms from June to September. This fabulous hardy dwarf verbena is perfectly proportioned for patio pots and the front of borders where it creates a wonderful delicate airy effect. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted verbena plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted verbena plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £15.98 £12.99

Acanthus spinosus (Large Plant)

Acanthus spinosus is robust, architectural plant with exotic-looking foliage and erect spikes of equally exotic blooms. They may look tropical, but Acanthus is fully hardy in the UK, and enjoys sun or shade on a well-drained soil, is very drought tolerant and can tolerate exposed conditions.

Acanthus are also known as Bear's Breech, they make an excellent herbaceous perennial for mixed borders, growing up to 1.2m (3.9') and filling gaps easily. The spiny, purple-tinged flowers appear from late spring to summer. An easy to maintain border plant that comes back year after year. Height: 1.2m (3.9'). Spread: 1m (39").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted acanthus plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £10.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted acanthus plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £19.99

Vinca 'Collection'

Periwinkle 'Collection'

Periwinkle is one of the toughest plants you'll find, flowering relentlessly throughout the summer months in lovely shades of purple, pink and white. This vigorous low growing shrub thrives in virtually any garden position, from full sun to the darkest, shady corners. The clump forming stems provide evergreen dark green and variegated foliage that makes useful, weed suppressing ground cover. This colourful collection of Vinca major are perfect for filling those tricky areas of the garden where little else grows.
  • Collection comprises:
  • Vinca major 'Variegata' - Sky blue flowers set against variegated foliage. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 75cm (30").
  • Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea' - Deep plummy purple flowers. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19").
  • Vinca minor f. alba 'Gertrude Jekyll' - Profuse white flowers, carried on compact plants. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19").
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    • 6 vinca jumbo plug plants

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    • £13.99
    • Out of stock
    • 12 vinca jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £19.99

Viola 'Bunny Ears'

Viola x wittrockiana, Pansy

  • Add bounce to your baskets!
  • The Viola everyone wants to grow!
  • Unusual flowers add real character

Cheeky little Violas that retain that classic pansy face beneath unusually long 'rabbit ear' top petals. The compact plants are perfect for smaller containers or planting pockets in rockeries and borders - you can even set them in cracks in walls and paving. Despite their size these tidy viola plants pack a real floral punch, creating cushions of mounded colour. Height and spread: 20cm (8").
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    • 36 viola plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 72 viola plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £27.98 £18.99

Verbena bonariensis

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

Tightly clustered florets form glowing lavender flower heads that float atop stiffly upright, branching stems. The long lasting blooms of Verbena bonariensis attract clouds of bees and butterflies. This perennial verbena has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years, associating beautifully with grasses for a tranquil planting scheme, or adding a touch of architectural style to the back of herbaceous borders. This elegant perennial is at its most effective when planted in large swathes. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 6 verbena plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £5.99

Lavender 'Hidcote'

Lavandula angustifolia, English Lavender

With its compact habit and dark purple flower spikes, this must be one of the nation's best known varieties of English lavender. The fragrant stems of Lavandula 'Hidcote' are ideal for cutting or drying, and the nectar-rich flowers are particularly attractive to bees. Lavender makes an excellent low hedge or path edging where the perfume can be appreciated as you brush past the aromatic evergreen foliage. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 75cm (30").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 6 lavander plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £5.99

Delphinium 'Flamenco'

  • Gorgeous dusky pink blooms
  • Self supporting - no need to stake
  • Strong disease resistance
Delphinium 'Flamenco' is a huge improvement on previous double flowering varieties. Double delphiniums have been around for years, but older forms often produce weak, disease-prone plants. Modern breeding has changed all that! Delphinium 'Flamenco' has been developed with garden performance and disease resistance high on the agenda. Compact plants produce sturdy flower spikes, covered in fully double frilly rosettes. The elegant blooms are the perfect summer border filler and also perform well in container displays. The stocky stems require no staking and make a welcome addition to home grown cut flower bouquets. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12in).
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    • 1 delphinium jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 3 delphinium jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99

Alstroemeria 'Butterfly Hybrids'

Peruvian Lily

  • T&M exclusive
An old strain of Peruvian lilies called the 'Ligtu Hybrids' included some great purples, but over the years these got lost. Now only the pinks and purples have been selected to create this eye-catching mix. One of the easiest cut flowers to grow and definitely one of the most impressive. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 3 alstroemeria Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 6 alstroemeria Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £19.98 £14.99

Osteospermum 'Tresco Purple' (Hardy)

Osteospermum 'Nairobi Purple', African Daisy, Cape Daisy

Bold pink daisy flowers open every morning to greet the sun. Versatile and resilient, hardy Osteospermum 'Tresco Purple' will thrive in hot, dry, neglected conditions and yet is one of the 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: 40cm (16"). Spread: 90cm (36").
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    • 3 osteospermum jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £11.99

Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

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  • Unique mini Verbena for your patio
Like its parents, Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' boasts the same tight clusters of floating purple flowers, but has short, compact stems that reach only half the height. Well shaped, uniform plants with an open airy habit attract butterflies to their glowing blooms from June to September. This fabulous hardy dwarf verbena is perfectly proportioned for patio pots and the front of borders where it creates a wonderful delicate airy effect. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
More info
    • 3 verbena jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 6 verbena jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
    • SAVE *£5.99  
    • £23.98 £17.99

Meconopsis baileyi 'Hensol Violet'

Himalayan Blue Poppy, Tibetan Blue Poppy, Meconopsis betonicifolia

The 'must-have' Himalayan Blue Poppy' has a rival in this exquisite cultivated form. Bright violet-purple, almost shimmering flowers, with the merest hint of red, make a stunning addition planted in groups in shady borders and woodland areas. This 'collectors plant' still surprises countless poppy-lovers who have never seen this unusual perennial before. Meconopsis betonicifolia 'Hensol Violet' is so named for its origins from Hensol House, Scotland, where it was discovered by Lady Henderson. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
    • 1 x 9cm potted meconopsis plant

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted meconopsis plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £17.99