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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 79 products.
 

Primrose 'Palazzo Wine'

Primula

  • New in 2015
Treat yourself to some luxury at every day prices with our latest fancy primrose. We've selected Primrose 'Palazzo Wine' F1 for its sumptuous crested blooms and sheer flower power. The burgundy ruffled blooms are complimented by an elegant silver-laced edging and are produced in profusion, creating what we are calling a one plant posie. These hardy vigorous plants make perfect colourful border fillers, adding real impact to spring displays, but this hardy Primrose comes into its own in patio containers, where you can really appreciate the opulent blooms from February right through to May. Why not set a single plant in a small pot for occasional use as a table centre piece? Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 20cm (8").
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    • 3 primula jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 6 primula jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99

Buddleja 'Buzz™ Magenta'

Buddleja davidii, Buddleia, Butterfly Bush

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  • T&M exclusive breeding
  • The best plant to attract butterflies to your garden
  • Dwarf patio buddleja - won't take over your garden
  • 15cm (6in) flowers the size of usual buddlejas, but plants are half the size
  • Long-flowering, brightly-coloured blooms attract butterflies
  • Easy to grow and problem-free
  • Plants last more than 10 years
  • Customer favourite

A new twist on a much-loved garden favourite, 'Buzz'™ is the world's first patio buddleja! These attractive, compact plants are loved by bees and butterflies, but won't take over your garden. Buddleja 'Buzz™ Magenta' is easy to grow and problem-free with a super long-flowering period. Perfectly proportioned for patio pots and smaller gardens. Height and spread: 120cm (47").


Useful links:

How to grow Buddleja Buzz™

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    • 1 buddleja jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £8.99

Gaillardia 'Snappy'

Blanket Flower

  • New in 2015
  • Finally, a gaillardia that lasts for years in the garden
Finally, a long-lasting gaillardia for years of pleasure in the garden. Blanket Flowers have a reputation for being unreliably perennial but new Gaillardia ‘Snappy’ makes that a thing of the past. We can now offer you unrivalled flower power alongside true perennial reliability for years of vibrant border and container colour. This world-class introduction offers non-stop flowering on sturdy, compact, upright plants from mid-summer through to late autumn. The red and yellow blooms also take on a purple sheen in the summer sunshine and will be much loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 gaillardia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99 £6.99
    • 10 gaillardia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
    • SAVE £3  
    • £14.99 £11.99

Dianthus barbatus 'Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Sweet William

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants

Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.


Enjoy the sweet clove like fragrance of this cottage garden favourite with the minimum of effort. This traditional mix of Sweet Williams combines a fabulous range of pinks, reds and white including solid shades and bicolours for a real tapestry of colour. Dianthus barbartus 'Mixed' carries its large clusters of flowers upon short, compact plants that make superb bedding. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for beds and borders. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 25cm (10").


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

 

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    • 30 dianthus garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
    • Buy 2 packs for just £25  
    • £17.99

Alstroemeria 'Rock 'n' Roll'

Peruvian Lily

  • Flowers until November
Ten years of breeding by Australia's leading specialists have produced this unusual new Alstromeria with amazing variegated foliage. This fantastic Peruvian Lily grows just as well in sun as in shade, with no burning of the creamy foliage. Alstroemeria 'Rock 'n' Roll' is super hardy, withstanding temperatures down to -10°C (14F). Perfect for borders and patios where it will flower continuously throughout summer, producing beautiful stems that are ideal for cutting. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 1 alstroemeria jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 3 alstroemeria jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2016
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    • £19.99

Helenium 'Moerheim Beauty' (Large Plant)

Helen's Flower, Sneezeweed

Don't get caught out with a colour-less, late summer garden - Helenium actually flower much later in the summer, so are excellent for extending the season of colour! Helenium ‘Moerheim Beauty' is a choice variety, with copper-red flowers.

This hardy perennial is loved by bees and butterflies, and is the proud holder of an RHS Award of Garden Merit, so comes highly recommended as a reliable garden plant. Sneezeweed is tall, and is great for filling gaps in borders and adding height. It looks particularly good with grasses. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 1 x 3 litre potted helenium plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted helenium plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Geum 'Blazing Sunset'

Avens

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Fully double, scarlet red Geum flowers rise above clumps of foliage on thin, wiry stems. Geum 'Blazing Sunset' adds a bright splash of colour to borders - the large flowers make a dazzling and unusual addition to cut flower arrangements too. These colourful hardy perennials are so easy to grow that we can't understand why they're not more commonly grown! Height and spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 6 geum plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £5.99

Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus' (Large Plant)

Salvia are effortless, hardy plants for mixed borders. Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus' is a particularly special selection, with deep indigo flower spikes above clumps of aromatic foliage, the blooms coming in such density that they create a solid block of colour.

Salvia plants are deer resistant, rabbit resistant, and will attract bees and butterflies to your garden. Salvia 'Marcus' is short, neat and will make a strong feature towards the front of cottage garden borders and wildlife gardens. Trimming the plants in midsummer will encourage even more flowers! Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted salvia plant

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    • £9.99
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    • 2 x 1 litre potted salvia plants

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    • £16.99
    • Out of stock

Tropaeolum speciosum

Flame Nasturtium, Flame Flower, Flame Creeper

Exotic, spurred blooms in bright, vermillion red appear throughout summer in a rich explosion of colour. The vibrant blooms are followed by spherical blue fruits set against a backdrop of attractive dark green foliage. Tropaeolum speciosum is an intriguing climbing perennial that prefers a cool, sheltered position. This sought after plant creates a spectacular sight when grown through mature shrubs or scrambling over low walls. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 1.2m (4').
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    • 2 bare root tropaeolum speciosum plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 4 bare root tropaeolum speciosum plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £19.99

Lupin 'The Page' (Large Plant)

Lupinus

Lupins are cottage garden favourites with colourful, often two-toned, strong flower spikes. Plants are undemanding, and give a long flowering period and excellent garden performance in sun or shade.

Lupin ‘The Page' is a particular favourite, with blooms in 2 distinct shades of red. Those flower spikes are invaluable in the early season herbaceous border, as the display begins in June each year. Height: 1.2m (3.9') Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted lupin plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Penstemon 'Strawberries & Cream'

This popular hardy perennial deserves a prime spot in the garden. White trumpet shaped flowers with delicately speckled throats appear in summer above a flush of glossy, semi-evergreen foliage. The long-lasting blooms of Penstemon 'Strawberries and Cream' continue well into autumn, long after other plants have run out of steam. Undemanding and easy to grow, Penstemons tolerate almost any position in the garden, regardless of rain or drought, and even resist slug damage. What more could you ask of a plant? Height: 80cm (31"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 penstemon Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99

Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun'

Blanket Flower

A blaze of summertime colour that thrives, whatever the weather! The glorious daisy flowers of Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' produce a constant display of large flower heads in fiery shades of orange, yellow and red. The cheery blooms persist well into autumn, and make spectacular cut flowers for an indoor display. This low maintenance, hardy perennial is trouble-free and even copes well on poor, dry soils. Perfect for containers or filling gaps at the front of sunny borders. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 6 gaillardia plug plants

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    • £5.99
    • Out of stock
    • 24 gaillardia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 48 gaillardia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £17.99