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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.
Erigeron glaucus 'Sea Breeze' (Large Plant)
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").More info
Candytuft 'Pink Ice' (Large Plant)
Iberis ‘Pink Ice’ is an unusual, hardy Candytuft, which carries sprays of white, fragrant blooms, which smother the evergreen foliage over a long period. Iberis ‘Pink Ice’ thrives in poor soils, and plants are particularly useful for ground cover in sunny borders, planting in rockeries or on top of walls.
Iberis is a shrubby perennial, which is perfect for the front of borders, where it will attract beneficial insects with its sweetly scented flowers. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 50cm (20").More info
Veronica spicata 'Royal Candles' (Large Plant)
SpeedwellVeronica ‘Royal Candles’ produces an endless supply of upright flower spikes in a deep shade of indigo blue. With a spreading habit it will quickly form a dense mat of toothed, mid green foliage that makes superb groundcover. This low growing perennial makes a lovely feature at the front of a well drained border, where it will spill over to soften edges and add a splash of summer colour. Height and spread: 30cm (12"). More info
A celebrated Cranesbill producing masses of saucer shaped, violet-blue blooms with dainty white centres. Being a sterile hybrid, Geranium 'Rozanne' flowers repeatedly throughout the summer and won’t self-seed like other Geraniums. This hardy perennial makes excellent ground cover through the front of informal borders or spilling from containers. As summer ends the loose mounds of foliage colour to reddish brown and fiery orange for an extended display into autumn. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 60cm (24").
Michael Perry comment
"I'm not surprised at all that 'Rozanne' was voted 'Plant of the Centenary'! Geranium 'Rozanne' is the king of the Hardy Geranium world, and now the king of all plants in the UK. Tough, long-lasting, bullet-proof plants are totally smothered in azure-blue flowers from June to November, that's 6 months of colour!"
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