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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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Osteospermum Collection (Hardy)

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

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  • An abundance of flowers from mid summer to mid autumn
  • Plant 'en-masse' for a stunning border feature
  • Spreading habit will help suppress weeds

Versatile and resilient, hardy Osteospermums will thrive in hot, dry, neglected conditions, yet remain some of longest-flowering plants in the garden! Expect vibrant summer colour and weed suppressing ground cover from these easy to grow, sun loving Cape Daisies. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 90cm (36").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Osteospermum 'Snow Pixie' - A perfect contrast to its purple-pink coloured cousins, sporting clean, white petals with a golden yellow eye.
  • Osteospermum 'Tresco Purple' - Bold pink daisy flowers open every morning to greet the sun.
  • Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum - Irrepressibly cheerful, bright pink daisy flowers smother carpets of low growing foliage.
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    • 9 osteospermum jumbo plug plants - 3 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £14.99

Echinacea 'Papallo Collection'

Instantly recognisable, Echinacea’s have always been a firm favourite for summertime perennial borders. The bright and cheerful colours of coneflowers not only look spectacular in drifts, they are also a great attraction for bees and butterflies, making them perfect for a wildlife garden too! Height 50cm (20").

Your Echinacea 'Papallo Collection' will be made of several varieties from those listed below and can be planted out or potted up immediately on delivery for strong establishment in the garden ahead of winter.

  • Echinacea purpurea ‘Papallo Compact White’ - purest white petals perfectly surround the central cone on this compact growing variety, ideal for beds and containers alike.
  • Echinacea purpurea ‘Papallo Compact Pink’ - The classic colour, deep pink blooms produced on compact plants that are perfect for growing in containers as well as flower beds and borders.
  • Echinacea purpurea ‘Papallo Semi-Double Pink’ - a gorgeous variety that combines the features of Echinacea but with a lovely semi double flower, the centres being deeper pink frills with surrounding paler, larger petals to accent them.
  • Echinacea purpurea ‘Papallo Semi-Double White’ - a really stunning variety; feathery outer petals of pristine white form a delicate frame for the masses of creamy-yellow central blooms that cover the central cone, an eye catching addition to any collection.
  • Echinacea purpurea ‘Papallo Classic Rose’ - Delicately pale pink petals and an almost golden central cone add a touch of elegance to your summer borders. A delight to behold as a cut flower too!

  • Varieties included may differ from those illustrated.

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    • 5 echinacea jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 10 echinacea jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £19.99
    • 20 echinacea jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £24.99

Perennial 'Best Value' Collection

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Fill your beds and borders with this bargain collection of herbaceous perennials. Perennial plants bloom year after year, and many can also be cut and brought into the house for beautiful flower arrangements. Height: Up to 1m (39"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Please note, when you receive your plants, the green plastic tray is embossed with letters underneath each row of plants - these letters correspond to the list supplied with your plants so that you can identify them.


  • Collection includes;

  • Lavender 'Hidcote' - This classic English lavender plant has an attractive grey-green fragrant foliage and will display stunning violet-blue compact spikes.
  • Digitalis 'Dalmation Mixed' - Well branched, compact, dwarf plants. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").
  • Erigeron 'Stallone' - This cheery clump forming perennial enjoys light sandy soils, making it ideal for coastal gardens.
  • Echinacea 'Pink Parasol' - Pink Parasol has stunning, large, deep purplish-pink blooms, with contrasting orange cones standing proudly above strong stems.
  • Verbena Bonariensis - Tightly clustered florets form glowing lavender flower heads that float atop stiffly upright, branching stems. Height: 200cm (78"). Spread: 45cm (18").
  • Scabiosa 'Blue Jeans' - Blue pincushion flowers attract bees and butterflies throughout summer. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
  • Aquilegia 'Swan' Mixed - An abundance of large flowers on upright, multi-branched stems Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 25cm (10").
  • Geum 'Blazing Sunset' - Fully double, large scarlet blooms are borne over a long period in summer. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
  • Carnation 'Ever-blooming Mixed' (Hardy) - Richly fragrant blooms that are ideal for cutting. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
  • Armeria 'Mixed' - Long flowering plants with unusual ball shaped flower heads on thin wiry stems. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 30cm (12").
  • Delphinium 'Pacific Giants' - Excellent for adding structure and presence to the back of borders. Height: 150cm (60"). Spread: 75cm (30").
  • Coreopsis 'Early Sunrise' - Golden yellow, semi double flowers that attract bees and butterflies. Height: 45cm.
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    • 72 perennial plug plants - 6 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
    • SAVE *£51.89  
    • £71.88 £19.99

Dianthus 'Scents of Summer Collection'

Pink, Carnation

  • T&M Exclusive

Immerse your senses in Dianthus 'Scents of Summer Mixed'! We've hand selected a range of modern dianthus plants to offer bright colours, strong garden performance and multi-flowering stems, while retaining the vintage spicy fragrance of garden pinks. The extreme flower power of these hardy perennials means you'll enjoy 100s of cut flower blooms through the summer, every year, with plenty left on the plants to keep them looking good in the garden. Height and spread: 30cm (12").


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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    • 5 dianthus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
    • SAVE £5  
    • £9.99 £4.99
    • 10 dianthus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
    • SAVE £7.50  
    • £14.99 £7.49
    • 20 dianthus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
    • SAVE £12.50  
    • £24.99 £12.49

Hollyhock rosea 'Pleniflora' (Large Plant)

Alcea rosea

Hollyhocks are classic cottage garden perennials. They provide spires of ruffled, pompom blooms, which are excellent for adding colour and height to summer borders. Plant Hollyhock 'Pleniflora' at the back of borders where their striking blooms will tower over lower growing plants. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 60cm (24").

Culinary note: try crystallising the flowers for a tasty cake decoration, or use them to make a delicately flavoured syrup to use with puddings. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £16.99

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").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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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").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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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
    • SAVE *£2.99  
    • £15.98 £12.99

Foxglove 'Milk Chocolate' (Large Plant)

Digitalis parviflora

Rich chocolate coloured flowers tightly fill the slender flower spikes of this superb Foxglove. Digitalis parviflora 'Milk Chocolate' is a rarely seen variety with glossy foliage that complements the unusual blooms. Native to Spain, this Foxglove is surprising hardy and enjoys a lightly shaded position in the garden. The nectar rich blooms prove particularly attractive to bees, making this a useful addition to wildlife areas. Pair it with white flowered Digitalis for a particularly elegant contrast. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted digitalis plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99

Dianthus 'Perfumed Pinks' Collection

Carnation, Pink

Enjoy a garden filled with fragrance and colour this summer with this wonderful Perfumed Pinks Collection . Mounds of silver-green foliage produce an abundance of perfumed dianthus flowers. Perfect for borders and containers, or for cutting for a vase indoors. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 30cm (12"). Supplied as jumbo plugs.

  • Collection comprises:
  • Dianthus 'Cosmic Pink Swirl' - Pink and white petals with an almost shimmering effect.
  • Dianthus 'Cranmere Pool' - Palest pink petals with a touch of red deep within the ruffled centres.
  • Dianthus 'Doris' - Soft pastel pink blooms with a lovely fragrance.
  • Dianthus 'Letitia Wyatt'- Delicate baby pink blooms.
  • Dianthus 'Gran's Favourite' (x 5) - A popular and well known variety with pretty picotee edges.
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    • 5 dianthus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 dianthus postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 20 dianthus postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £19.99

Monarda didyma 'Cranberry Lace' (Large Plant)

Bergamot

Bergamot are unusual-looking perennials that have aromatic foliage and whorls of spidery blooms made up of tubular petals. Monarda 'Cranberry Lace' is a compact, short Bergamot with bright pink, and a built-in resistance to powdery mildew problems.

Bergamot is perfect for cottage garden borders where it can quickly form dense, easy to grow clumps. Bergamot flowers are great for the wildlife garden, as they are loved by bees. Height: 90 cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Culinary note: Use the dried leaves to make Bergamot tea or use the sweet, spicy flavoured petals to enhance salads, jellies, rice or pasta dishes. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted monarda plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £16.99

Agapanthus africanus (Large Plant)

Agapanthus are spectacular border plants, which look exotic, but are fully hardy in the UK, and will last for many years in the right position. The strap-like leaves create a robust, space-filling clump in the border, and play host to 80cm (31") stems topped with deep blue, trumpet-shaped blooms in late summer.

Agapanthus is evergreen and will excel in Mediterranean-style plantings. Plants will appreciate a sheltered corner, and can be grown in the border or patio containers. The late summer flower displays of the African Lily are a sight to behold. Height: 1m (39"). Spread: 50cm (19").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 12cm potted agapanthus plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 12cm potted agapanthus plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £16.99

Heuchera 'Obsidian' (Large Plant)

This striking Coral Flower makes a bold statement. Fine sprays of creamy white flowers stand out against the glossy, deep maroon-black foliage. The nectar rich flowers of Heuchera 'Obsidian' attract pollinating insects and bring a light, airy feel to cut flower arrangements. This hardy evergreen perennial retains its elegant looks all year round, making it particularly useful for ground cover when planted en-masse. Perfect for individual patio pots or creating a sophisticated 'Black-tie' look in borders. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted heuchera plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £17.99