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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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Erigeron glaucus 'Sea Breeze' (Large Plant)

Fleabane

A low-growing, carpeting plant for coastal locations, or any difficult, exposed position in the garden. The lilac blooms come easily, and the Beach Aster or Fleabane as it is commonly known, looks great tumbling over a rock wall, or growing between cracks in paving.

Erigeron plants are tough and easy to establish, some may even refer to them as 'foolproof'. The Beach Aster is long-lived too, will flower right through the summer, and self-seed if you'd like it to! Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted erigeron plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted erigeron plants

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    • £16.99

Phlox Collection (Creeping)

Phlox subulata, Moss Phlox

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  • Fragrant ground cover
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")..
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  • 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 August 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 10 phlox Postiplug plants

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    • 20 phlox Postiplug plants

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    • 50 phlox Postiplug plants

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    • £139.90 £39.99

Foxglove 'Dalmatian Mixed'

Digitalis purpurea

Digitalis 'Dalmatian Mixed' looks magnificent in cottage gardens and woodland borders - but thanks to their uniform branching habit, these statuesque foxgloves make fabulous annual bedding too! These short lived perennials will happily seed about to create dramatic drifts and attract wildlife to their nectar rich flowers. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").

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    • 6 foxglove plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £5.99
    • 24 foxglove plug plants

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    • £13.99
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    • 48 foxglove plug plants

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Brunnera 'Alexander's Great'

Brunnera macrophylla

A statement large-leaved foliage plant for borders and large containers. This hardy perennial returns bigger and better each spring producing neat clumps of heavily silver-veined leaves for dramatic effect in the garden. Use Brunnera 'Alexander's Great' as an underplanting to trees and shrubs or add in with your favourite border perennials for a winning mixed display. Sprays of airy sky-blue flowers on wirey stems also appear in spring to create extra seasonal interest. This low maintenance perennial plant thrives in shade but will happily perform in sunny locations too. Use Brunnera 'Alexander's Great' in containers on the patio to add contrast to your favourite seasonal bedding plants. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 90cm (36"). More info
    • 2 brunnera jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 4 brunnera jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £24.99

Lewisia cotyledon 'Elise Mixed'

  • First lewisia to repeat flower throughout summer
Masses of starry flowers in a range of fruity colours, including stripes and picotees adorn slender stems above neat rosettes of fleshy leaves. Traditionally grown as perennials in alpine houses, new breeding has brought us Lewisia 'Elise Mixed' which flowers in its first year, making a bright and attractive annual bedding plant! Winner of a Fleuroselect Gold Medal, these exceptional plants repeat flower throughout summer, lighting up beds, borders, containers and rock gardens. Tolerating heat and drought well, Lewisia is also perfectly happy with cooler temperatures and will overwinter with protection from wet weather. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 24 lewisia plug plants

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Meconopsis grandis 'Lingholm'

Himalayan Blue Poppy

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A perennial wow factor for a difficult, damp shady corner. I just love the indescribable blue colour of Meconopsis blooms; once seen, never forgotten! This specially selected strain acts as a perennial too, lasting in the garden for many years. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 2 meconopsis jumbo plug plants

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    • 4 meconopsis jumbo plug plants

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    • £17.99
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Aquilegia 'Swan Mixed'

Columbine, Granny's Bonnet

A lovely mix of colourful columbines, producing an abundance of large flowers on upright, multi-branched stems. Aquilegia 'Swan Mixed' are longer flowering than many aquilegias, and left to naturalise, they will quickly fill your garden with drifts of spring colour. Perfect for cottage gardens, perennial borders and woodland gardens. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 25cm (10"). More info
    • 6 aquilegia plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £5.99

Coreopsis grandiflora 'Presto'

Tickseed

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Coreopsis 'Presto' is so long-flowering and colourful that you can mix it up with summer bedding annuals to achieve a truly amazing, long lasting display. Neat, compact plants are smothered in golden-yellow, semi-double flowers all summer long. This versatile tickseed plant will grow almost anywhere, even in dry soil! Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 6 coreopsis plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £5.99
    • 72 coreopsis plug plants

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    • £21.98 £15.99

Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba'

Himalayan Poppy, Tibetan Poppy, Meconopsis betonicifolia

  • Glorious white Himalayan poppy
Rarely seen, this stunning white form of the Himalayan blue poppy is a real eye-catcher in late spring and early summer. Pure white, silky petals surround golden yellow stamens to form clear, single blooms up to 10cm (4") across. Forming a basal rosette of hairy leaves, Meconopsis baileyi 'Alba' thrives in cool, moist, shady borders and woodland gardens, making a stunning feature when planted en masse. This captivating short-lived perennial is a 'must have' in the garden! Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 2 meconopsis jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 4 meconopsis jumbo plug plants

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    • £17.99

Lupin 'Russell Hybrids Mixed' (Large Plant)

Lupinus

Tall spires of tightly packed flowers rise above clumps of palmate foliage in a magical array of colours. This wonderful mix of the ever popular 'Russell Hybrids' is ideal for adding height and structure to the back of perennial borders and woodland edges. A distinctive hardy perennial that remains a cottage garden favourite. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 50cm (20").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted lupin plant

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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted lupin plants

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    • £19.98 £16.99

Dicentra spectablis (Large Plant)

Lamprocapnos spectabilis, Bleeding Heart, Dutchman's Breeches, Lyre Flower

Charming rose-pink, heart shaped flowers dangle enticingly from elegant arching stems, giving this plant its common name of Bleeding Heart. This beautiful spring flowering perennial is one of the earliest to bloom each year, often continuing into early summer. The finely-cut foliage forms attractive clumps that increase year after year, at a slow but steady rate. This graceful hardy perennial enjoys a reliably moist soil, making it ideal for damp woodland areas as well as cottage garden borders. Dicentra spectabilis holds an RHS AGM for its superb garden performance and makes a worthy addition to any Spring garden. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 45cm (18").

 

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    • 1 x 3 litre potted dicentra plant

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Ptilotus 'Joey'

  • Major wow factor for minimum effort!
  • Exotic plumes on compact plants
  • Attractive bottlebrush flower spikes
Looking for a plant that will look after itself, and maybe even stand some neglect? Then 'Joey' is the plant for you! Originating from Australia, Ptilotus 'Joey' is perfect for those looking for exceptional heat and drought tolerance. The feathery blooms are produced in abundance and give off a neon pink glow, creating a definite talking point no matter where or how you plant them!
Excellent as a standalone container specimen or as an accent in mixed pots, Ptilotus 'Joey' also acts as the perfect compliment plant or block display in annual flower beds - 'Joey' is a natural in any sunny garden location. Pair 'Joey' with Eucalyptus gunnii, Salvia 'Amistad' or your favourite lavender for a show stopping combination. This sturdy annual will perform with some shade, but for the best display make sure to give this unusual flowering plant a prime position in the sunniest part of your garden. Height 40cm (16"). Spread 25cm (10").
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    • 1 x 7cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 7cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £19.99