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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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Scabious 'Butterfly Magnets Mixed'

Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion Flower

Marvel at the whirling clouds of butterflies that are drawn to this lovely Scabious mix. Pincushion blooms in a super colour range are supported on tall wiry stems that make fabulous cut flowers. Scabious 'Butterfly Magnets Mixed' creates a wonderful billowing, airy feature for the back of cottage garden borders particularly when planted in large drifts. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 3 scabious jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 6 scabious jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £19.99

Phlox Collection (Creeping)

Phlox subulata, Moss Phlox

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  • Fragrant ground cover
  • Flowers late spring
  • Attracts bees and butterflies
Groundcover needn't be dull! Carpet your garden in rich colour and keep the weeds at bay with our perennial creeping phlox collection. This hardy rockery plant has many uses – underplant trees, shrubs and tall perennials, soften path edging or cover awkward slopes and banks. If you're tired of your lawn, why not replace it with a sea of seasonal colour. This collection comes into its own in March to May, bridging the colour gap between winter and summer bedding. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 50cm (20").
  • Collection comprises:
  • Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripes'
  • Phlox subulata 'Snowflake'
  • Phlox subulata 'Red Wings'
  • Phlox subulata 'Drummonds Pink'
  • Phlox subulata 'Emerald Cushion'
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    • 5 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 10 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
    • SAVE *£7.99  
    • £27.98 £19.99
    • 20 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
    • SAVE *£30.97  
    • £55.96 £24.99
    • 50 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
    • SAVE *£99.91  
    • £139.90 £39.99

Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet' (Large Plant)

Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Carpet' is an excellent plant for creating a carpet of green beneath trees and shrubs. Plants are mat-forming, and excellent at stopping weeds from taking hold. The evergreen foliage is textured, decorative and plays host to spikes of misty white flowers from early summer.

Easy to grow ground cover for awkward, shady borders, Pachysandra is the perfect choice for low-maintenance gardening. Plants stay low at just 15cm (6") and are ideal for small, oddly-shaped areas, edgings or patio containers. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: up to 1m (39").

 

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    • 1 x 9cm potted pachysandra plant

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    • £9.99
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    • 2 x 9cm potted pachysandra plants

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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 October 2016
    • SAVE *£51.89  
    • £71.88 £19.99

Iberis sempervirens (Large Plant)

Sprays of white, fragrant blooms smother the evergreen foliage of this Candytuft. Iberis sempervirens thrives in poor soils making this RHS AGM variety particularly useful for ground cover in rockeries and on top of walls. This shrubby perennial is equally at home in the front of borders where it will attract beneficial insects to its scented flowers. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 50cm (20").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted iberis plant

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted iberis plants

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £14.99

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.

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plant

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plants

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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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").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted aquilegia plant

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted aquilegia plants

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £14.99

Corydalis flexuosa 'Purple Leaf' (Large Plant)

Corydalis flexuosa 'Purple Leaf' is an unusual garden plant, which is often admired. Plants may look delicate, but they're quite robust, and enjoy our cool English summers. Flowering can often persist from late spring into the middle of summer.

Corydalis plants will effortlessly form clumps in borders, rockeries and shady corners. The foliage is ferny and purple, tinged with red. The accompanying flowers are tubular and in a dashing shade of bottle blue. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 50cm (19").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted corydalis plant

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted corydalis plants

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £16.99

Shasta Daisy 'Goldfinch' (Large Plant)

Leucanthemum × superbum, Chrysanthemum maximum, Shasta Daisy

This exciting modern cultivar is the most yellow Leucanthemum to date. The semi double blooms of Shasta Daisy 'Goldfinch' open a bright lemon colour that slowly fades to pale ivory as the blooms age. This compact variety is well branched and bushy, flowering for weeks from late spring onwards and attracting bees and butterflies to its nectar rich blooms. This reliable hardy perennial is undemanding and easy to grow in borders and wildlife areas. It also makes a lovely cut flower. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted leucanthemum plant

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted leucanthemum plants

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £19.99

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").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted digitalis plant

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted digitalis plants

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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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 October 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 October 2016
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    • £19.99

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").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted heuchera plant

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted heuchera plants

    • Despatch: Within 28 days
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    • £17.99