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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 25 products.
 

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

Digitalis

 Customer Rating
  • Winner of Plant of the Year 2012 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Best new product at the Anglian Business Awards, Best new product at the Garden Retail awards
  • T&M's own breeding

Thought to be an impossible hybridisation, this is the most spectacular foxglove you will have ever seen! Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives this exciting new Digitalis its fabulous tropical colouring. Being completely sterile Foxglove ‘Illumination’ won’t set seed, giving it an incredibly long flowering period. Unlike most foxgloves which are generally biennial, this half-hardy semi-evergreen is a true perennial so you will be able to enjoy its flowers for years to come. The exotic looking blooms are densely packed on sturdy stems, with many side branches, making a striking addition to summer borders. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").

Useful links:

'Impossible' Foxglove named Plant of the Year at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Gardening news: Top 10 best-selling plants of 2012
Read Michael Perry's blog: Futuristic Foxgloves

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    • 1 x 9cm potted foxglove plant

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    • £9.99
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    • 3 x 9cm potted foxglove plants

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    • £19.98
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Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer'

Peruvian Lily

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  • Flowering for 6 months
You'll love the beautifully coloured flowers of Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer' set against unique rich, bronze foliage. These hardy Peruvian Lilies are compact with an upright habit, ensuring that stems are still a good length for cutting. The perfect perennial for borders and patio containers where it will flower continuously from June to November. Height: 75cm (30”). Spread: 60cm (24”).

Useful links:

Read Michael Perry's blog: Make a change to your plant choices - 3

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    • 3 jumbo plug plants

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    • £41.97 £19.99
    • Out of stock

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").
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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 72 wallflower plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £17.99

Pansy 'Frizzle Sizzle' Mixed

Viola x wittrockiana

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Plant a rainbow of colours and frills that bring your garden to life during late winter and spring. Cheery blooms on compact plants with a hint of pansy scent and incredible flowering performance. Pansy 'Frizzle Sizzle' is ideal for brightening up your beds, containers, Flower Pouches® and window boxes. Height and spread: 23cm (9?).

 

Culinary note: Pansy 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 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £17.99

Alstroemeria 'Butterfly Hybrids'

Peruvian Lily

  • T&M exclusive
An old strain of Peruvian lilies called the 'Ligtu Hybrids' included some great purples, but over the years these got lost. Now only the pinks and purples have been selected to create this eye-catching mix. One of the easiest cut flowers to grow and definitely one of the most impressive. Height and spread: 60cm (24”).
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    • 3 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 6 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £14.99

Alstroemeria 'Rock 'n' Roll'

Peruvian Lily

  • Flowers until November
Ten years of breeding by Australia's leading specialists have produced this unusual new Alstromeria with amazing variegated foliage. This fantastic Peruvian Lily grows just as well in sun as in shade, with no burning of the creamy foliage. Alstroemeria 'Rock 'n' Roll' is super hardy, withstanding temperatures down to -10°C (14F). Perfect for borders and patios where it will flower continuously throughout summer, producing beautiful stems that are ideal for cutting. Height: 75cm (30”). Spread: 60cm (24”).
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    • 1 jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £19.99

1st Year Flowering Perennial Collection

  • New in 2015
An essential mix of hardy herbaceous perennials, all selected to bring big impact to your garden in their first year, and many more to come. This classic combination of cottage garden staples offers four months of continual floral colour from early summer into autumn, which gets better and bolder as the years go by - just perfect for adding shape and structure to your planting displays. There's something for every part of the border too. Set the towering spires of Digitalis 'Dalmatian' and Hollyhock 'Halo' at the back of your designs behind Poppy 'Fruit Punch' and Scabious 'Beaujolais Bonnets'. Front the display with Gaillardia 'Mesa Peach' and Geum 'Blazing Sunset' for a tiered show of lasting shape and colour.

Powerliner® plugs are well established, mature plugs which can be potted on or can be planted straight into the border or containers. Each plug module is 6.5cm in diameter.
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    • 6 Powerliner plug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 12 Powerliner plug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99

Foxglove 'Sugar Plum'

Digitalis

  • New in 2015

A reworking of a cottage garden classic. Foxglove ‘Sugar Plum’ is an improved form of old-time favourite ‘Pam’s Choice’. Careful selection work has led to foxglove plants with a stronger border habit and impressive flower spikes. Each bloom now carries deeper speckling and all sit closer together on the stem for a fuller display. This biennial foxglove makes an eye-catching addition to mixed borders and formal woodland planting schemes. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 24 plug plants

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    • £12.99
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    • 48 plug plants

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    • £17.99
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Pansy 'RHS Winning Formula'

Viola x wittrockiana

  • Exclusive mixture
  • Superb garden performance
Turn up the heat this winter with bright, bold pansies. This exclusive mixture comprises 11 varieties that have been singled out by the RHS for their superb garden performance. Stunning in colour and form, this winning combination guarantees to brighten up your beds and containers from October right the way through until spring. 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 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £23.98 £16.99

Pansy 'Waterfall Mix'

Viola x wittrockiana

  • New in 2015
Large, scented flowers on compact, trailing plants. This is our best hanging basket pansy yet! We challenged our breeding team to develop a pansy colour collection with a vigorous, cascading habit, offering large and showy, long-lasting flowers. Not only have they hit the spot with Pansy 'Waterfall Mixed', they have also packed an amazing soft sugary scent into this top-performing variety. This tough garden performer stands up to winter rain and bad weather, bursting into colour in February for over 3 months of colour and scent, just when we need it most! Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 36 pansy plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 72 pansy plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £17.99

Foxglove 'Illumination Raspberry'

Digitalis

The next colour in our Foxglove ‘Illumination’ range and this one is simply stunning! This beautiful Digitalis produces spires of open-mouthed blooms in a juicy shade of raspberry pink with contrasting apricot lips. Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives these exciting new Digitalis their fabulous tropical colouring. Being completely sterile, this stunning Foxglove won’t set seed, making it incredibly long flowering. Unlike most foxgloves which are generally biennial, this hardy semi-evergreen variety is a true perennial so you can enjoy it year after year. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18"). More info
    • 1 x 9cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 3 x 9cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
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    • £19.98

Chinese Foxglove

Rehmannia elata, Rehmannia angulata

  • Blooms from May to November
This colourful Chinese Foxglove is named for its foxglove-like flowers, and it will repeat bloom all through the summer - unlike digitalis - and with a much showier flower! Rehmannia makes a superb choice for sunny borders, containers or a cool greenhouse, adding a touch of the exotic to your garden from late spring through until autumn. Chinese foxgloves are best over-wintered in a protected position with a minimum temperature of 5°C. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 3 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 6 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2015
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    • £17.99