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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.


For beautiful summer flowers browse our range of annual plants.



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Gaillardia 'Snappy'

Blanket Flower

  • Finally, a gaillardia that lasts for years in the garden
Finally, a long-lasting gaillardia for years of pleasure in the garden. Blanket Flowers have a reputation for being unreliably perennial but new Gaillardia 'Snappy' makes that a thing of the past. We can now offer you unrivalled flower power alongside true perennial reliability for years of vibrant border and container colour. This world-class introduction offers non-stop flowering on sturdy, compact, upright plants from mid-summer through to late autumn. The red and yellow blooms also take on a purple sheen in the summer sunshine and will be much loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 gaillardia Postiplug plants

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Rudbeckia 'Summerina Collection'

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

  • T&M Exclusive
  • New perennial rudbeckia for borders

Rudbeckia 'Summerina' Collection is exclusive to Thompson & Morgan, a near impossible breeding breakthrough - the crossing of an annual rudbeckia and a perennial echinacea! The result: tough, hardy perennial rudbeckias that return year on year to offer the stronger and longer flowering habit of annual varieties. This three colour mix is ideal for extending the life of your summer border - the plants go on to provide much needed autumn colour right up to the first hard frosts. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 3 rudbeckia jumbo plug plants

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    • 6 rudbeckia jumbo plug plants

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Fuchsia 'White King'

The purest white blooms of any double-flowered variety, Fuchsia 'White King' is ideal for brightening shady corners where the pale blooms will seemingly glow in the dark! The huge 12cm (5") blooms on these trailing fuchsia plants are the perfect showy addition for hanging baskets and tall containers. Easy-care fuchsias thrive in sun or shade. Height and spread: 50cm (20in).

Useful links:

How to grow fuchsias


Culinary note: Add the beautiful coloured flowers to salads, crystallise them for a sweet garnish or add them to jellies for an extra splash of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 5 fuchsia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 10 fuchsia Postiplug plants

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    • £14.99

Nepeta 'Patchwork Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Catmint

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants
Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.

A new twist on a classic cottage garden plant! Nepeta 'Patchwork Mixed' has neat, compact growth that makes it perfect for summer bedding and patio pots. Catmint is well loved by gardeners and their cats for its sweet, pungent aroma and hazy pink and blue flowers. This hardy little perennial has a loose, relaxed habit that makes it perfect for creating soft, informal displays. Height and spread: 40cm (16").

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 nepeta garden ready plants

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    • £14.99

Verbena bonariensis

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

Tightly clustered florets form glowing lavender flower heads that float atop stiffly upright, branching stems. The long lasting blooms of Verbena bonariensis attract clouds of bees and butterflies. This perennial verbena has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years, associating beautifully with grasses for a tranquil planting scheme, or adding a touch of architectural style to the back of herbaceous borders. This elegant perennial is at its most effective when planted in large swathes. Height: 200cm (79"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 6 verbena plug plants

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    • £5.99

Dianthus barbatus 'Sweet'

Sweet William

  • Summer-flowering Sweet Williams!

Enjoy these delightfully fragrant Sweet Williams all summer long! Clusters of sweetly scented flowers in shades of red, white and purple are borne atop stiff upright stems from June through to September. Superb for cutting for a vase indoors, the vibrant flowers of Dianthus barbatus 'Sweet' are also attractive to bees. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for cottage garden beds and borders. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").


Culinary note: Use the clove like tasting petals for adding to cakes, either for flavour or decorating, suitable for soups, salads and sauces too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 6 dianthus plug plants

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    • 24 dianthus plug plants

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Geranium 'Best Red' F1 Hybrid

Pelargonium, Zonal Geranium, Zonal Pelargonium

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This exceptional variety, Geranium F1 'Best Red' outperformed all others in our trials. The uniform, well branched plants become smothered in large, shapely scarlet flowers that retain their form, without shattering as they fade. These vigorous pelargonium plants are guaranteed to create a top performance in beds, borders and containers. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 35cm (14").


Although technically perennial, Pelargoniums are only half hardy and therefore normally treated as annuals in the UK. However, with care, they may be overwintered in a frost free greenhouse.

 

Buy this variety in a larger plant size
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    • 36 geranium plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 36 geranium plug plants + 100g of geranium fertiliser

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    • £12.99

Foxglove 'Dalmation 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").

Useful links:

Gardening news: Move over marigolds... new bedding plants fly in the face of tradition

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    • 6 foxglove plug plants

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    • 24 foxglove plug plants

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Pansy 'Ballerina'

Viola x wittrockiana

Unusual frilly tutu-like flowers of Pansy 'Ballerina' create a bright carnival of colour throughout the summer. The delicately ruffled petals make a stunning display in containers, beds and borders. Perfect for planting in window boxes where you can enjoy their pretty blooms close up. Height and spread: 23cm (9").

 

Culinary note: Pansy flowers are edible.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 36 pansy plug plants

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    • 72 pansy plug plants

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Penstemon 'Ice Cream Collection'

Including three fantastic varieties, these popular hardy perennials deserve a prime spot in the garden. Eyecatching tubular flowers appear in summer above a flush of glossy, semi-evergreen foliage. The long-lasting blooms of Penstemon 'Ice Cream Collection' continue well into autumn, long after other plants have run out of steam. Undemanding and easy to grow, Penstemons tolerate almost any position in the garden, regardless of rain or drought, and even resist slug damage. What more could you ask of a plant? Height: 80cm (31"). Spread: 45cm (18").


  • Collection comprises:
  • Penstemon 'Blackberry' - Luxurious, rich purple, tubular blooms.
  • Penstemon 'Juicy Grape' - Wide trumpet shaped flowers in a fruity shade of purple.
  • Penstemon 'Strawberries & Cream' - White trumpet shaped flowers with delicately speckled pink throats.
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    • 9 penstemon jumbo plug plants

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Lavender 'Hidcote'

Lavandula angustifolia, English Lavender

With its compact habit and dark purple flower spikes, this must be one of the nation's best known varieties of English lavender. The fragrant stems of Lavandula 'Hidcote' are ideal for cutting or drying, and the nectar-rich flowers are particularly attractive to bees. Lavender makes an excellent low hedge or path edging where the perfume can be appreciated as you brush past the aromatic evergreen foliage. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 75cm (30").

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

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    • 6 lavander plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £5.99

Pansy 'Tea Party'

Viola x wittrockiana

These cheery little pansies will certainly brighten up the garden. Pansy 'Tea Party' Mixed is a vibrant blend of solid colours and bicolours with plenty of personality. Low maintenance and easy to grow, this free-flowering mix is ideal for filling beds, borders and containers with fabulous summer colour. Height: 23cm (9"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 36 pansy plug plants

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    • 72 pansy plug plants

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