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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 43 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.
More info
    • 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

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.

More info
    • 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

Phlox Collection (Creeping)

Phlox subulata, Phlox douglasii, Moss Phlox

  • Fragrant ground cover
Delicate in appearance but tough in character, these spreading evergreen perennials soften the edges of paths and grow in dry rockeries or on sunny banks and slopes. Perfect for creating colourful, weed smothering, ground cover. Height: 15cm (6”). Spread: 50cm (20”).
  • Collection comprises:
  • Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripes'
  • Phlox douglassi 'Red Admiral'
  • Phlox subulata 'Calvides White'
  • Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame'
  • Phlox subulata 'Emerald Cushion Blue'
More info
    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £11.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £16.99

Polyanthus eliator 'Crescendo® Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Primula, Oxlip

 Customer Rating
  • Best In Class for polyanthus click here for details
  • Polyanthus are a majestic spring container choice
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Give your garden a dose of springtime magic and banish the winter gloom. Polyanthus 'Crescendo®' paints a rainbow of colour with its large blooms in bright colours making bold splashes in pots, window boxes and borders.The flowers are long-lasting, fragrant and produced in abundance upon strong stems which are held above neat rosettes of foliage. With excellent winter hardiness and superior disease resistance, you can expect repeat performances year after year. By far the best bedding polyanthus available.

 

Culinary note: Primula flowers are edible.

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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    • £9.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £14.99

Aubrieta 'Royal Mixed'

Aubretia

 Customer Rating
These tough little plants will thrive in the poorest of soils, forming dense mats of evergreen foliage. Aubretia 'Royal Mixed' produces masses of colourful flowers in spring that will brighten rockeries, spill from containers and creep through cracks in walls and paving. Height: 10cm (4”); spread 60cm (24”).
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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
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    • £10.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    • SAVE £5.99  
    • £21.98 £15.99

Wallflower Collection

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

Evergreen erysimum hybrids with an alluring perfume. Versatile and undemanding, this short lived perennial tends to be grown as a biennial, and is tough enough to cope in even the poorest of soils. Height and spread: 50cm (20").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Wallflower 'Plant World Lemon'
  • Wallflower 'Sweet Sorbet'
  • Wallflower 'Winter Joy'
  • Wallflower 'Winter Sorbet'
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    • 12 jumbo plug plants - 3 of each variety

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    • SAVE £24.98  
    • £44.97 £19.99
    • Out of stock

Myosotis sylvatica 'Sylva'

Forget-me-not

  • Brilliant with spring bulbs
The perfect partner for spring bulb displays. Frothy plants with not just the traditional blue flowers, but also new pinks and whites. So easy to grow, 'Sylva' will create a carpet of colour that will keep your garden looking fabulous until your summer plants kick in. A simple yet effective bed filler.
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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
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £4 extra  
    • £25.98 £16.99

Wallflower 'Sugar Rush'

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

 Customer Rating
  • 'Best New Bedding Plant' at the Grower of the Year Awards
  • Autumn and spring flowering
  • Super-vigorous
Winner in the 'Best New Bedding Plant' category at the Grower of the Year Awards 2013, this is one of the most exciting wallflowers to emerge in recent years. Dense, fragrant flower spikes in shades of cream, yellow, red and purple appear not only in the spring, but throughout the autumn too, blooming in just 6 weeks from an August planting! With a delightful sweet fragrance and compact, multi-branching habit, Wallflower 'Sugar Rush' is perfect for beds, borders, containers and window boxes, creating a mass of colour and scent when much of the garden is dormant. Versatile and undemanding, wallflowers are tough enough to cope in even the poorest soils. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
More info
    • 36 plug plants

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2014
    •  
    • £16.99