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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.



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Daylily 'Stella in Red' (Large Plant)

Hemerocallis

They always say daylilies are un-killable, and we think that's quite accurate; plants are hardy, very tough, will grow in most positions, producing lily-like flowers. Daylily 'Stella in Red' has ruby-red, gently fragrant flowers, which last a day each, but are borne on compact, grassy plants all through the summer. Plant up Hemerocallis plants into mixed garden borders or large pots. Daylilies are ideal for beginners and smaller gardens, are rabbit resistant, and last many years. Height: 30cm (12") and Spread: 45cm (18").

Culinary note: Try day lily petals in salads, soups or cooked and served as a vegetable. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted Daylily plants

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    • £16.99

Red Hot Poker 'Fire Dance' (Large Plant)

Kniphofia

The Red Hot Poker is instantly recognisable. This reliable perennial is an old favourite for mixed herbaceous borders. Kniphofia 'Fire Dance' is a particularly useful selection, as it's extremely cold hardy. The scarlet and yellow blooms rise above dense clumps of evergreen foliage in summer.Plants also prove remarkably rabbit proof and these robust plants are loved by bees and butterflies too. Height: 50cm (20") Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 2 x 1 litre potted red hot poker plants

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    • £19.99

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: 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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    • 30 dianthus garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £14.99

Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria' (Large Plant)

Cardinal Flower, Lobelia fulgens, Lobelia splendens

Tall spikes of deep maroon foliage topped by glowing scarlet blooms bring a welcome splash of late summer colour, when many flowers have already faded. This exotic looking, short lived perennial is ideal for filling gaps in damp borders, and looks spectacular planted beside ponds and streams. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted lobelia plant

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    • £9.99
    • 1 x 2 litre potted lobelia plant

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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted lobelia plants

    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted lobelia plants

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    • £19.99

Salvia x jamensis 'Hot Lips' (Large Plant)

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'

Spice up your summer patio pots with Salvia 'Hot Lips'. Naturally bushy plants boast eye-catching flower spikes with open-mouthed, bicolour blooms. In particularly hot weather look out for individual flowers in solid red or solid white. The aromatic foliage has a fine blackcurrant fragrance that only adds to its charm. This showy ornamental sage is perfect for cottage garden borders and containers, or incorporated into bedding schemes for a vibrant summer display. Although perennial, this half hardy Salvia will appreciate some protection from winter weather. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted salvia plant

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    • £16.99

Gunnera manicata (Large Plant)

Chilean Rhubarb

Gunnera is the 'big daddy' of the gardening world. The giant evergreen leaves can reach 1-2 metres across, and will add the wow factor to any garden, although isn't necessarily suitable for smaller gardens!

Also affectionately known as Giant Rhubarb, Gunnera is robust, spectacular and architectural. They make great specimen plants bog gardens and waterlogged spots, the reflection in water is especially beautiful. Gunnera manicata holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit too. Height: 2.5m (8') Spread: 4m (13').

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted gunnera plant

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    • 1 x 18 litre potted gunnera plant

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    • 1 x 5 litre potted gunnera plant

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    • £23.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted gunnera plants

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    • £16.99
    • 2 x 18 litre potted gunnera plants

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    • 2 x 5 litre potted gunnera plants

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Red Hot Poker 'Traffic Lights' (Large Plant)

Kniphofia uvaria

The playful colours of this dwarf red-hot poker are sure to stop you on your tracks! Unusual red, amber and green torch-like flower spikes are carried on sturdy stems above evergreen strappy foliage. This tough and reliable perennial is perfect for low maintenance borders and makes an impressive cut flower too! Height and Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted kniphofia plant

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    • 2 x 1 litre potted kniphofia plants

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Poppy 'Beauty of Livermere' (Large Plant)

Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy

Bright red blooms with black centre markings create a boisterous display that will certainly grab the limelight! The solitary papery blooms of Poppy 'Beauty of Livermere' perch on slender, hairy stems that sway above neat clumps of downy foliage. Although the flowers are relatively short-lived, this hardy Oriental Poppy brings late summer interest to borders with its large pepper pot seedheads. This well known variety is a must have for cottage garden borders and wildlife areas where it will attract plenty of pollinating insects. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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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 October 2016
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    • £5.99

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

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    • £14.99
    • 3 alstroemeria jumbo plug plants

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Poppy 'Ladybird' (Large Plant)

Papaver commutatum, Causican Scarlet Poppy

Hardy annual Poppy 'Ladybird' was developed from a species introduced from Russia in 1876 by our founder, William Thompson - and is still as popular as ever! Brilliant scarlet red petals are set off beautifully by the contrasting black spots at the base of each petal. Although each bloom last only a few days, more fat, hairy buds are constantly rising from among the clumps of finely cut foliage. This fabulous Caucasian Scarlet Poppy is so easy to grow and holds an RHS AGM for its superb garden performance. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 15cm (6").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted papaver plant

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted papaver plants

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    • £14.99