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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 37 products.
 

Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' (Large Plant)

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

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  • New in 2015

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 August 2015
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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted verbena plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • SAVE £2.99  
    • £12.99

Heuchera 'Patchwork' Mix

Coral Flower, Coral Bells

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Sprays of delicate, tiny flowers float on wiry stems above neat mounds of vibrant foliage. Prized for their colourful leaves, these versatile semi-evergreen perennials make excellent drifts of ground cover, adding a distinctive splash of colour to the front of borders, or even brightening winter containers. Their airy blooms attract bees and are also useful as cut flowers. Height and spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 3 heuchera Postiplugs

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • + FREE £5 voucher  
    • £8.99
    • 6 heuchera Postiplugs

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • + FREE £5 voucher  
    • £12.99

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 August 2015
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    • £5.99
    • 12 verbena plug plants

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    • £7.99
    • Out of stock

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 12 vinca jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £19.99

Actaea cordifolia (Large Plant)

Cimicifuga racemosa var. cordifolia, Bugbane, Cohosh

Cimicifuga is an attractive border perennial with an exotic appearance. Actaea has a robust habit, and can fill a gap in the border with its fancy foliage and summer flower spikes, which are tall and imposing.

The flower spikes of Actaea are made up of many tiny florets, and these have a spicy fragrance. Cimicifuga is a long-lasting plant, surviving for many years, and is very useful for difficult situations, such as cold, wet corners of the garden. Height: 1m (39"). Spread: 50cm (20").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted actaea plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted actaea plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

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 August 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted astrantia plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £19.99

Heucherella 'Trailing Collection'

  • New hanging basket plant!

A cross between Heuchera and Tiarella, these trailing hardy perennials look fabulous billowing out of hanging baskets, window boxes and patio containers, where the broad-lobed, evergreen leaves provide all-year-round interest! Grow them alone for a fountain of foliage, or in mixed baskets to add texture and contrast. Vigorous and easy to grow, Heucherella 'Trailing Collection' also makes a fantastic groundcover plant for sun or part shade. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 60cm (24").


  • Collection comprises:
  • Heucherella 'Crimson Cascade' – Wonderful green to copper-red foliage with contrasting dark veins.
  • Heucherella 'Yellowstone Falls' – Striking lime green leaves with crimson markings.
  • Heucherella 'Redstone Falls' – Vibrant green and ruby red leaves creating a mixture of autumnal colours which change with the seasons.
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    • 3 heucherella jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 6 heucherella jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
    • Save £9.99  
    • £29.98 £19.99

Salvia 'Amistad' (Large Plant)

Sage

Salvia 'Amistad' is an exceptionally beautiful new variety. Exquisite rich purple flowers are carried on tall, near-black stems above a mound of lush green foliage. With regular deadheading, this magnificent hardy perennial can bloom almost continuously from May right through to October, attracting a host of bees and butterflies throughout the season. Ornamental Sage has long been a stalwart of cottage garden borders, and this one is no exception. Perfect for exotic planting schemes and wildlife gardens too. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 50cm (20"). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted salvia plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £7.99
    • 1 x 2 litre potted salvia plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted salvia plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted salvia plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £18.99

Shasta Daisy 'Fair Lady' (Large Plant)

Leucanthemum x superbum, Chrysanthemum maximum

Shasta Daisy 'Fair Lady' bears wonderfully large, white, daisy-like blooms with soft buttery yellow centres that perch on upright stems. This eyecatching Leucanthemum is a magnet for bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects, and makes a useful cut flower too.

If you're new to gardening and buying plants, then the Shasta Daisy is a perfect place to start. Used in mixed borders and cottage garden displays, these hardy perennials are tough, and require little maintenance. They'll even reward you with a particularly long flowering period! Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted Shasta Daisy plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99

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 August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 6 verbena jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £14.99

Shasta Daisy 'Real Dream' (Large Plant)

Leucanthemum ? superbum, Chrysanthemum maximum, Shasta Daisy

A lovely dwarf cultivar, Shasta Daisy 'Real Dream' is delightfully compact. This well branched Leucanthemum produces pale yellow blooms from July to August that slowly fade to white as they age. Like all Shasta daisies, this variety is a magnet for pollinating insects and makes a valuable addition to wildlife gardens. This hardy perennial is ideal for growing in low drifts through the front of borders where its cheery blooms will always raise a smile. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 35cm (14"). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted leucanthemum plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £12.99

Golden Lysimachia

Lysimachia punctata, Dotted Loosestrife

  • A towering, elegant plant for the border
Bring some sunshine to your borders with this resilient cottage-garden favourite. Neat clumps of tall, elegant stems with striking yellow flowers are borne from mid-summer through until early autumn. Golden Lysimachia is great for difficult clay soils and shadier parts of the garden, thriving in damp borders, bog gardens or at the margins of a pond. Grow dotted loosestrife in woodland gardens or informal areas for a burst of late summer colour! Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 5 golden lysimachia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 golden lysimachia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £19.98 £14.99