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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.



We have found 21 products.
 

Dicentra spectablis (Large Plant)

Lamprocapnos spectabilis, Bleeding Heart, Dutchman's Breeches, Lyre Flower

  • New in 2015
Charming rose-pink, heart shaped flowers dangle enticingly from elegant arching stems, giving this plant its common name of Bleeding Heart. This beautiful spring flowering perennial is one of the earliest to bloom each year, often continuing into early summer. The finely-cut foliage forms attractive clumps that increase year after year, at a slow but steady rate. This graceful hardy perennial enjoys a reliably moist soil, making it ideal for damp woodland areas as well as cottage garden borders. Dicentra spectabilis holds an RHS AGM for its superb garden performance and makes a worthy addition to any Spring garden. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted dicentra plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted dicentra plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £17.99

Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' (Large Plant)

Japanese Anemone

A classic Anemone, which is incredibly easy to grow, and gives impressive displays from late summer to autumn, coming back every year. Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert'will perform best in a shady garden, and will spread quickly and easily.

Japanese Anemones are reliable garden plants, which are ideal for first time gardeners. Plants will last for years in the garden, and are very rabbit resistant. Height and Spread: 90cm (35").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted anemone plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted anemone plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £16.99

Dianthus 'Gran's Favourite'

Carnation, Pink

This well loved RHS AGM variety is as popular as ever for its white blooms with raspberry picotee edges. The clove scented flowers of Dianthus 'Gran's Favourite' are produced in abundance above a carpet of silvery green foliage. With such a prolific flowering period there will be plenty of blooms to spare for a vase indoors. This super little Pink is perfectly hardy and a makes a lovely addition to the front of cottage garden borders. Height and spread: 40cm (16").


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

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    • 5 dianthus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 dianthus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £19.98 £14.99

Poppy 'Royal Wedding' (Large Plant)

Papaver orientale, Oriental Poppy

The Oriental Poppy is perfect for cottage gardens, and are best planted together in clumps for the full effect. Poppy 'Royal Wedding' is the pick of the bunch, with glistening white petals and a dark centre to each bloom. Bees and butterflies love the nectar-rich flowers. Oriental Poppies are easy to grow, hardy perennial plants for a sunny border in the garden. Plants are clump-forming, tough and produce over-sized flowers in early summer each year, followed by attractive seedheads. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 50cm (20"). More info
    • 1 x 8cm potted poppy plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 8cm potted poppy plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Agapanthus 'Collection'

African Blue Lily

This magnificent Agapanthus collection will grace your summer garden with elegance and stature. Including blue, white and violet-blue, these spectacular Agapanthus flowers are balanced on tall stiff stems, making superb cut flowers, or alternatively forming attractive autumn seed heads if left intact. With large strap-shaped leaves and distinctive flower heads, these impressive hardy perennials are ideal for adding architectural presence to borders and containers.


  • Collection comprises 1 plant each of:
  • Agapanthus 'Snow Cloud' – Aptly named, this tall, evergreen Agapanthus produces massive umbels which are densely packed with snow-white flowers. Height: 1m (3'). Spread: 45cm (18").
  • Agapanthus 'Northern Star' – Tall Agapanthus producing large umbels of violet-blue flowers with dark purple central stripes. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 45cm (18").
  • Agapanthus 'Silver Moon' – Dwarf Agapanthus producing pale blue flowers above clumps of striking, pale green and white variegated leaves. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 x 9cm potted agapanthus plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £19.99

Fuchsia 'Swingtime'

  • New in 2015
Fuchsia 'Swingtime' has large, double white frilled skirts that contrast beautifully with bold red sepals. This trailing fuchsia looks lovely as part of a mixed container or will look just as good on its own. Excellent for a long-lasting display in baskets, window boxes, Flower Pouches™ and containers. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

Useful links:

How to grow fuchsias


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

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    • 5 fuchsia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99

Gaura lindheimeri 'Rosyjane' (Large Plant)

Gaura is a welcome addition to a mixed perennial border. The wiry, informal plants will fill gaps quickly and easily, with flowers from May to September, that's 5 months of summer colour!

Gaura 'Rosyjane' is a breeding breakthrough, with large flowers, pure white and edged in candy pink. A star of the Chelsea Flower Show, and a real treat for your cottage garden border! Quick to establish and form clumps. Height and Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted gaura plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted gaura plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £16.99

Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba'

Himalayan Poppy, Tibetan Poppy, Meconopsis betonicifolia

  • Glorious white Himalayan poppy
Rarely seen, this stunning white form of the Himalayan blue poppy is a real eye-catcher in late spring and early summer. Pure white, silky petals surround golden yellow stamens to form clear, single blooms up to 10cm (4") across. Forming a basal rosette of hairy leaves, Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba' thrives in cool, moist, shady borders and woodland gardens, making a stunning feature when planted en masse. This captivating short-lived perennial is a 'must have' in the garden! Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 2 meconopsis jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 4 meconopsis jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £17.99

Agapanthus africanus 'Albus' (Large Plant)

African Lily

Exotic, hardy plants with globes made up of many small, trumpet-like blooms in pure white, coming up from robust, grassy foliage. Agapanthus africanus 'Albus' makes an outstanding border perennial for a sunny position in the garden.

African Lilies also make attractive patio container plants; especially in aged terracotta containers. They are easy maintenance plants, and only need re-potting every few years. For something new, try cutting a few blooms of your African Lilies and display them in a vase indoors. Height: 1m (39"). Spread: 50cm (19").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted agapanthus plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted agapanthus plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £19.99

Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White' (Large Plant)

Pulmonaria officinalis, Lungwort

Despite its unattractive common name of Lungwort, Pulmonaria is a very pretty hardy perennial for ground cover in shady corners, or beneath trees and shrubs. The foliage of Pulmonaria 'Sissinghurst White' is felted, and mottled in white, and accompanied by striking white flowers throughout the summer. Bees love the nectar-rich blooms of Pulmonaria, and this variety is such a reliable plant that it has been awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Excellent for cottage gardens and woodland plantings. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted pulmonaria plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted pulmonaria plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99

Centranthus ruber 'Albus' (Large Plant)

Valerian

If you're looking for a hardy perennial that can cope with poor soils, then Valerian is the plant for you. Centranthus ruber 'Albus' will thrive when growing from the base of walls or in coastal gardens, they are very drought resistant and flower almost non-stop through the summer.

The flowering performance of Valerian is incredible, with clusters of clean white blooms from spring through to autumn. Height and spread: 100cm (39").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted centranthus plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted centranthus plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £16.99

Aster ericoides 'Schneetanne' (Large Plant)

Crinitaria, Microglossa

Heath Aster is a pretty little plant, which is hugely attractive to butterflies, and perfect for the wildlife garden. The prostrate, semi-trailing habit of Aster ericoides 'Schneetanne' is great for ground cover on banks and in borders.

Asters are perfect for keeping the garden colourful and interesting, as they provide welcome autumn colour, when all the summer bedding has faded. Height: 50cm (19"). Spread: 1m (39").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted aster plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted aster plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99