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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.



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Helianthemum Collection

Rock Rose, Sun Rose

These tough little rock roses are hardy, drought tolerant and trouble-free, producing glorious colour from late spring to midsummer. If pruned after flowering, they'll even reward you with a second flush of blooms in late summer! The nectar-rich flowers, set against a backdrop of silvery, semi-evergreen foliage, are loved by bees and other insects. This helianthemum collection makes excellent groundcover or a versatile addition to rockeries or hot, dry borders. Height: 20cm (8”). Spread: 30cm (12”).
  • Collection comprises the following varieties:
  • Helianthemum 'Ben Mohr' – Orange, saucer shaped flowers.
  • Helianthemum 'Pink Angel' – An abundance of delicate double, pink flowers.
  • Helianthemum 'The Bride' – A pretty, white rock rose with an RHS Award of Garden Merit.
  • Helianthemum 'Ben Fhada' – Bright, primrose yellow blooms with golden egg-yolk centres.
  • Helianthemum 'Fireball' – Fantastic double scarlet petals.
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    • 5 jumbo plug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £14.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £19.99

Geranium himalayense 'Birch Double'

Geranium himalayense 'Plenum', Hardy Geranium, Cranesbill

Vigorous and versatile, this superb cranesbill tolerates almost any situation; even full shade. A mass of double purple-pink blooms stand above the delicately serrated foliage which turns to shades of burnt red and orange in autumn. Geranium himalayense 'Birch Double' will quickly blend with other herbaceous perennials to create colourful groundcover and looks equally attractive in herbaceous borders and shady woodland gardens. Height: 25cm (10”). Spread: 60cm (24”). More info
    • 1 bareroot plant

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
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    • £12.99

Geranium 'Double Flowered Collection'

Hardy Geranium, Cranesbill

Enjoy our selection of the very best double-flowered cranesbills. Every bloom is a pretty posy of vibrant colour and unlike their single flowered relations, these hardy geraniums won't self seed, so the flowers last even longer. These cottage garden favourites will quickly blend with other herbaceous perennials to create colourful groundcover, and look equally attractive in borders or containers. Height: Up to 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").
  • Collection comprises 1 plant each of:
  • Geranium himalayense 'Birch Double' (left) - Vigorous and versatile, this superb cranesbill tolerates almost any situation; even full shade.
  • Geranium pratense 'Laura' (bottom right) - Long lasting, weather resistant, double white flowers are produced from June onwards on upright, downy stems.
  • Geranium pratense 'Summer Skies' (top right) - The double blooms of Geranium pratense 'Summer Skies' may look delicate but this hardy herbaceous perennial is tough and undemanding.
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    • 3 bareroot plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    • SAVE £19.98  
    • £38.97 £18.99
    • 6 bareroot plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
    • SAVE £48.95  
    • £77.94 £28.99

Geranium pratense 'Laura'

Hardy Geranium, Meadow Cranesbill

Long lasting, weather resistant, double white flowers are produced from June onwards on upright, downy stems. The serrated leaves quickly create a mound of fresh green foliage that makes excellent groundcover for a cottage garden or perennial border. Unlike its single flowered relations, Geranium pratense 'Laura' does not self seed, making it easier to control. Height and spread: 60cm (24”).
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    • 1 bareroot plant

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
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    • £12.99

Geranium pratense 'Summer Skies'

Hardy Geranium, Meadow Cranesbill

Plant swathes of this gorgeous mauve-pink geranium in your cottage garden borders and enjoy dreamy summer skies all summer long. The double blooms of Geranium pratense 'Summer Skies' may look delicate but this hardy herbaceous perennial is tough and undemanding. Unlike its single flowered relations, this meadow cranesbill does not self seed, so the flowers last even longer. Height: 90cm (36”). Spread: 60cm (24”).
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    • 1 bareroot plant

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
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    • £12.99

Dianthus Lucky Dip

Pink

Buy our great value 'surprise' packs of 'pinks'. For just £4.99 you can receive a pack of pinks worth £9.99. To allow us to offer you such a good price, we can't take orders for specific varieties, but whatever we decide to send, you won't be disappointed!


Each customer can order up to 5 'Lucky Dip' packs. If you order more than 1 pack, we'll do our best to send a different variety for each pack ordered, subject to availability. A pack represents a single variety and not a mixture of several varieties.

 

Culinary note: Dianthus flowers are edible.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click hereOther Lucky Dip Products

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    • 1 lucky dip

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £9.99 £4.99

Geranium maderense

Giant Herb Robert, Madeira Cranesbill

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • The palm tree geranium
Geranium maderense is a magnificent tender perennial. The Madeira Cranesbill is the largest of the Geranium species, and certainly one of the most impressive, reaching a height of 1.5m (4',9"). Although perennial, it often acts as a biennial, producing pretty magenta pink blooms in its second year. But you won't mind the wait - it will give you time to appreciate the exotic-looking, dissected, evergreen foliage that radiates from a stout central trunk. This spectacular RHS AGM species will need some winter protection so it is best grown in the conservatory or a large patio container which can be moved to a frost free position in winter. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 100cm (39").
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    • 1 x 12cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £19.99
    • 2 x 12cm potted plants

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    • £29.99
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Dianthus 'Gran's Favourite'

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 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £19.98 £14.99

Dianthus 'Doris'

Pink

This well known RHS AGM variety is one of the longest flowering Pinks you'll find. An abundance of double pink flowers with deep pink centres are produced all summer long, above mats of silvery green foliage. With a rich, sweet fragrance, Dianthus 'Doris makes a delightful cut flower that will fill your home with fragrance. This compact hardy perennial is perfect for alpine gardens and rockeries or planted through the front of beds and borders. Height and spread: 25cm (10").


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

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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £14.99

Fuchsia 'Pink Elephant'

  • World Exclusive
The double flowers of Fuchsia 'Pink Elephant' unfurl from long, rose-like buds to reveal layer upon layer of sumptuous pale pink ruffles. With a gentle cascading habit, this lovely half-hardy fuchsia makes a spectacular summer display in hanging baskets, flower pouches® and containers. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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

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    • 5 Postiplug plants

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    • £10.99
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    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £15.99

Dianthus 'Rainbow Loveliness Improved Mixed'

Pink

Unusual blooms with deeply cut petals give Dianthus 'Rainbow Loveliness Improved Mixed' a soft, feathery appearance. These pretty, eye-catching pinks have a gentle, sweet fragrance that makes them a delightful cut flower for a vase indoors. These compact hardy perennials will quickly form attractive clumps at the front of borders and rockeries, or try planting them in containers for a low maintenance display on the patio. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

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

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    • 12 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £8.99
    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £17.98 £12.99

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium 'Gerwat'

  • Winner of The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 'Plant of the Centenary'
  • Unique long-flowering period for a Hardy Geranium

A celebrated Cranesbill producing masses of saucer shaped, violet-blue blooms with dainty white centres. Being a sterile hybrid, Geranium 'Rozanne' flowers repeatedly throughout the summer and won’t self-seed like other Geraniums. This hardy perennial makes excellent ground cover through the front of informal borders or spilling from containers. As summer ends the loose mounds of foliage colour to reddish brown and fiery orange for an extended display into autumn. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 60cm (24").


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Geranium 'Rozanne gets our vote for RHS 'Plant of the Centenary'

 

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    • 1 jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £9.99
    • 3 jumbo plug plants

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    • £19.98
    • Out of stock