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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 87 products.
 

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 '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 '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

Pansy 'Matrix™ Mixed'

Viola x wittrockiana

 Customer Rating
  • Best In Class for winter pansy - click here for details
  • Colour throughout winter and spring
  • 100% bigger, better and stronger than Pansy 'Universal'

This vibrant blend has been specially bred for their excellent branching habit and super size flowers; and the results speak for themselves! The compact sturdy stems hold their vibrant flower heads high, whatever the weather brings to ensure your garden is filled with colour. Easy to grow, Pansy 'Matrix Mixed' is the perfect plant for all your containers and bedding displays. Height and spread: 23cm (9").


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

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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    • + £5 voucher  
    • £6.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    • + £5 voucher  
    • £13.98 £9.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £29.99

Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire'

Maiden Pink

  • New in 2014
  • Ground cover pinks

Long lasting, white jagged-edged petals with a fiery red eye smother this dwarf hardy perennial throughout summer. Dianthus deltoides 'Arctic Fire' forms neat clumps of silver green foliage that makes stunning ground cover and looks superb as a path edging or dotted throughout rockeries. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (12").


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

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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £11.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £23.98 £16.99

Dianthus barbatus 'Mixed' (Garden-Ready)

Sweet William

  • New in 2014

Enjoy the sweet clove like fragrance of this cottage garden favourite with the minimum of effort. This traditional mix of Sweet Williams combines a fabulous range of pinks, reds and white including solid shades and bicolours for a real tapestry of colour. Dianthus barbartus ‘Mixed’ carries its large clusters of flowers upon stiff upright stems and make superb cut flowers. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for beds and borders. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").

You can plant our garden-ready plants straight into the garden when they arrive - it couldn’t be easier! There’s no need to re-pot them or to grow them on - just plant and water them. Pretty soon you’ll be enjoying their wonderful displays of colour.

 

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    • 30 garden-ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
    • Add a 2nd pack for just £5  
    • £14.99

Perennial 'Best Value' Collection

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").

  • Collection includes;

  • Poppy 'Pizzicato' Mixed - A neat semi dwarfing variety, producing up to 20 large flowers per plant! Height: 50cm (19"). Spread: 30cm (12").
  • Digitalis 'Dalmation Mixed' - Well branched, compact, dwarf plants. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").
  • Echinacea 'Primadonna' - Beautiful pink daisy flowers with petals that radiate outwards instead of downwards. Height: 85cm (33"). Spread: 45cm (18").
  • Coreopsis 'Presto' - Neat, compact plants are smothered in golden-yellow, semi-double flowers all summer long. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
  • 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").
  • Gaillardia 'Arizona Sun' - A constant display of large flower heads in fiery shades of orange, yellow and red. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
  • Delphinium 'Pacific Giants' - Excellent for adding structure and presence to the back of borders. Height: 150cm (60"). Spread: 75cm (30").
  • Leucanthemum x superbum 'White Knight' - Pure white single flowers are produced in constant supply throughout summer.
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    • 72 plug plants - 6 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £71.88 £19.99

Primrose 'Planets Mixed'

Primula

  • New in 2014
  • Distinctive new colours
Be the first to grow these super special flowers! The contrasting inner ring has never been seen before in primroses and makes ‘Planets’ the perfect variety for lighting up your spring borders and pots. We’ve been begging our supplier to let us offer this extra special mixture and it’s certain to be a favourite with customers this year.
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    • 12 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £7.99
    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £15.98 £10.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    • SAVE £14.97  
    • £31.96 £16.99

Pansy 'Mystique Blue Halo'

Viola

  • New in 2014
This lovely variety sports extra-large, lavender blue flowers, each with a dazzling white ‘face’ and contrasting violet whiskers. This attractive little pansy is the perfect colour for creating a cool blue display that will keep blooming right through to late spring. Pansy 'Mystique Blue Halo' is easy to grow, making this the perfect choice for filling beds, borders, window boxes and patio containers with long lasting winter colour. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 23cm (9").
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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £12.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    • SAVE £8.99  
    • £25.98 £16.99

Primrose 'Romance'

Primula

  • New in 2014
Each ruffled bloom of Primrose ‘Romance’ is individually patterned and marbled for a unique appearance. This flamboyant little primrose will brighten even the dullest winter day with their exuberant frills and colours. Grow them in beds, borders and containers or cheer up a springtime windowbox. Once established these easy to grow perennials will virtually look after themselves. Height and spread: 20cm (8").
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    • 24 plug plants

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

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

Primrose 'Belarina Doubles Collection'

Primula

  • New in 2014
Say ‘goodbye’ to the winter blues with these little beauties! Primrose ‘Belarina Doubles Collection’ will cheer up your garden from spring through to early summer with their vibrant colour, delicate fragrance and evergreen rosettes of foliage. With exceptional hardiness, down to -25C (13F), these incredible perennials will come back year after year, no matter how cold the winter is! Like miniature roses, these double-flowered primroses look fabulous wherever you plant them, in pots, containers, beds or baskets, in sun or semi shade - and unlike other primroses they won’t need dead-heading! In this collection you will receive the following varieties: 'Nectarine', 'Amethyst Ice' and 'Pink Ice' Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 20cm (8").
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    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £12.99
    • 6 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    • SAVE £8.99  
    • £25.98 £16.99
    • 9 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    • SAVE £18.98  
    • £38.97 £19.99