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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.



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Monarda didyma 'Cranberry Lace' (Large Plant)

Bergamot

Bergamot are unusual-looking perennials that have aromatic foliage and whorls of spidery blooms made up of tubular petals. Monarda 'Cranberry Lace' is a compact, short Bergamot with bright pink, and a built-in resistance to powdery mildew problems.

Bergamot is perfect for cottage garden borders where it can quickly form dense, easy to grow clumps. Bergamot flowers are great for the wildlife garden, as they are loved by bees. Height: 90 cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").


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

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted monarda plant

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    • £9.99
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    • 2 x 1 litre potted monarda plants

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    • £16.99
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Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

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  • Unique mini Verbena for your patio
Like its parents, Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' boasts the same tight clusters of floating purple flowers, but has short, compact stems that reach only half the height. Well shaped, uniform plants with an open airy habit attract butterflies to their glowing blooms from June to September. This fabulous hardy dwarf verbena is perfectly proportioned for patio pots and the front of borders where it creates a wonderful delicate airy effect. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 3 verbena jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 6 verbena jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £14.99

Chrysanthemum 'Bumper Pack'

Subtle autumnal shades harmonise with striking, bold colours in this outstanding chrysanthemum collection. A bold combination of tall, half hardy varieties with reflexed and incurved petals, mixed with lower growing, hardy chrysanthemums that form neat mounds of colour. Savour the colourful shades of these magnificent perennials in your autumn garden when summer bedding plants have faded away. Their vibrant blooms also make excellent and long lasting cut flowers. Height: Up to 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Chrysanthemum collection contains 5 plants each of:
Incurved Mixed – Sturdy stems bear rounded blooms with magnificent incurved petals.
Hardy Patio Mixed – Well branched plants produce rounded domes of colour.
Decorative Mixed – Backward facing petals create colourful flower heads on strong stems.


Companion planting: Try growing Chrysanthemums with chives, whose aromatic leaves will deter aphids.


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Companion Planting

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    • 15 chrysanthemum Postiplug plants - 5 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £29.97 £18.99

Buddleja 'Buzz™ Indigo'

Buddleja davidii, Buddleia, Butterfly Bush

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Our sensational patio Buddlejas are taking the gardening world by storm - and here’s a brand new colour to add to the range! Dusky, deep blue flowers smother the short, bushy stems of Dwarf Buddleja Buzz™ Indigo', attracting clouds of butterflies to its nectar rich blooms. This lovely compact shrub is perfectly proportioned for patio pots and smaller gardens. Height and spread: 120cm (47").

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How to grow Buddleja Buzz™

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    • 1 buddleja jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £7.99 £6.99
    • 2 buddleja jumbo plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 3 buddleja jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £16.99
    • 4 buddleja jumbo plug plants

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    • £19.98 £17.99

Perennial Ground Cover Collection

  • New in 2015

Our ground cover collection of hardy herbaceous perennials brings so many benefits, which all lead to one thing: low maintenance gardening. We've selected some of our best low-growing perennials to offer a range of planting solutions. Use them as front of border plants in large sunny borders or set them in dappled shade as underplanting to trees and shrubs. You can even try them in pots and use your new perennial containers alongside seasonal pots. Every plant in the mix offers a controlled spreading habit, helping to quickly fill borders, cover soils and prevent weeds taking hold. And less weeding leads to more time spent enjoying your garden!


  • Perennial Ground Cover Collection comprises:
  • Arabis 'Lotti Pink' - A spring flowering, cushion-like perennial.
  • Armeria 'Ballerina Mixed' - Dense cushions of bright green foliage produce spherical flower heads set atop sturdy upright stems.
  • Dianthus deltoides 'Red' - Neat clumps of silver green foliage that makes stunning ground cover.
  • Campanula 'Dwarf Blue' - Cushion-like plants, which are smothered in violet-blue flowers through the summer months.
  • Aubrieta 'Mixed' - These tough little plants will thrive in the poorest of soils, forming dense mats of evergreen foliage.
  • Erigeron 'Stallone' - This cheery clump forming perennial enjoys light sandy soils, making it ideal for coastal gardens.

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

Chrysanthemum 'Incurved Mixed'

Sturdy stems bear rounded blooms with magnificent incurved petals that are perfect for long-lasting flower arrangements. Savour the colour of these magnificent half hardy chrysanthemums in your autumn garden when summer bedding plants have faded away. This vibrant collection will reward you with flamboyant blooms right through until the frosts. Disbudding the stems will produce fewer, but larger blooms, or let them grow naturally for a mass of smaller flowers. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Companion planting: Try growing Chrysanthemums with chives, whose aromatic leaves will deter aphids.


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Companion Planting

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    • 5 chrysanthemum Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99

Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus' (Large Plant)

Salvia are effortless, hardy plants for mixed borders. Salvia nemorosa 'Marcus' is a particularly special selection, with deep indigo flower spikes above clumps of aromatic foliage, the blooms coming in such density that they create a solid block of colour.

Salvia plants are deer resistant, rabbit resistant, and will attract bees and butterflies to your garden. Salvia 'Marcus' is short, neat and will make a strong feature towards the front of cottage garden borders and wildlife gardens. Trimming the plants in midsummer will encourage even more flowers! Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted salvia plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted salvia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Chrysanthemum 'Hardy Patio Mixed'

  • NEW for 2012

As the days shorten, these shimmering chrysanthemums come into their own. Bright colours and long-lasting blooms give a real boost to the autumn garden when many things are looking tired. This collection of hardy perennial patio Mums will reward you with rounded domes of colour from September right through until the first frosts. Superb for growing in borders and containers, and the sturdy stems make excellent cut flowers too. Our young plants are supplied as a mix of 4 named varieties. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 60cm (24").


Companion planting: Try growing Chrysanthemums with chives, whose aromatic leaves will deter aphids.


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Companion Planting

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    • 5 chrysanthemum Postiplug plants - 1 of each colour

    • Despatch: By end of March 2016
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    • £9.99

Perennial Fragrant Collection

  • New in 2015

A colourful mix of hardy perennials, all chosen for their fragrance and flower power. Drop them into gaps in the border or fill a whole new bed with this autumn planting perennial collection. There's something for every part of the garden in this elegant mix, which has been hand selected to guarantee colour and scent in the garden from June right though to the end of September. These hardy garden plants return each year to give a bigger and better display than the last - the perfect low maintenance option for high-end results.


  • Perennial Fragrant Collection includes:
  • Agastache foeniculum - Silvery-green foliage which is scented unmistakenly of aniseed.
  • Monarda 'Bergamo' - Deliciously aromatic foliage and whorls of spidery pink blooms.
  • Oenothera 'Apricot Delight' - Tightly scrolled buds open in palest lemon, maturing to yellow, apricot and finally salmon-pink.
  • Nepeta 'Hot Pink' - Pink flowered Catmint with pungent, aromatic foliage.
  • Dianthus 'Bananaberry Fizz' - Rich, clove-scented, double blooms in lemaon and magenta.
  • Salvia 'New Dimension Blue' - Intense violet blue flower spikes above aromatic foliage.

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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    • £9.99
    • 12 Powerliner plug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99

Salvia x jamensis 'Hot Lips' (Large Plant)

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'

Spice up your summer patio pots with Salvia 'Hot Lips'. Naturally bushy plants boast eye-catching flower spikes with open-mouthed, bicolour blooms. In particularly hot weather look out for individual flowers in solid red or solid white. The aromatic foliage has a fine blackcurrant fragrance that only adds to its charm. This showy ornamental sage is perfect for cottage garden borders and containers, or incorporated into bedding schemes for a vibrant summer display. Although perennial, this half hardy Salvia will appreciate some protection from winter weather. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
    • 1 x 2 litre potted salvia plant

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    • £9.99
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    • 2 x 2 litre potted salvia plants

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    • £16.99
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Peony 'Coral Sunset' (Large Plant)

Paeonia lactiflora, Herbaceous Peony

Herbaceous Peonies will last a lifetime in your garden; giving late spring displays of show-stopping, ruffled blooms each year for the minimum of effort! Plant them into the middle of herbaceous borders, where they will add structure and of course, rich colours.

Peony 'Coral Sunset' is especially recommended for its bowl-shaped blooms, which open coral pink, changing slowly to apricot and soft yellow. Imagine all these colours on one plant at the same time! Flowering in May, border Peonies are the perfect companions for Tulips! 'Coral Sunset' is a gold medal winner with the American Peony Society. Height: 80cm (31"). Spread: 55cm (21").

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    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted peony plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted peony plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £24.99

Perovskia 'Blue Spire' (Large Plant)

Russian Sage

Perovskia 'Blue Spire' is an easy maintenance plant, which is particularly at home in a bright, sunny border. Plants of Russian Sage are drought resistant, and will establish quickly and easily, and are ideal for beginners and first time gardeners. They can also be grown in coastal areas quite successfully.

The foliage of Perovskia is silvery and aromatic, and plants will look fantastic when planted en masse. The blue flowers combine well, and are useful for colour later in the summer. Plants of Russian Sage are loved by bees and butterflies, and 'Blue Spire' also holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 1m (39").

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    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted perovskia plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted perovskia plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £19.99