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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.



We have found 44 products.
 

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

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.
More info
    • 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 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

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 September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 6 verbena jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99

Mimulus x cultorum 'Major Bees' (Large Plant)

Diplacus, Monkey Flower, Musk

Mimulus are low growing, bushy plants, which are easy to grow, producing many orchid-like flowers from early summer. They love a moist soil, and can cope with waterlogging and growing at the edge of ponds.

Monkey Flowers can be grown in borders or in patio containers, and will flower for longer in a shady corner. Mimulus 'Major Bees' is a distinctive cultivar with golden-yellow, spotted flowers. Height and spread: 50cm (20").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted mimulus plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted mimulus plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99

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 November 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted peony plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £24.99

Agastache 'Summer Glow' (Large Plant)

Giant Hyssop

This fantastic perennial is one of the best slug-proof plants for your garden. Slugs and snails dislike the felted, minty-fragranced foliage, so plants are left completely untouched.

Agastache are compact, evergreen plants, with colour-changing flowers, which are loved by bees and butterflies. Agastache plants are also very drought tolerant, and are can be grown in the border or patio pots. Height: 60cm (24"). 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 agastache plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted agastache plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99

Campanula 'Mixed'

Bellflower

  • Exclusive collection
A robust mix of Campanula plants bearing semi-double, cup-shaped blooms in shades of white, purple and blue. These pretty flowers are borne in abundance on tall, slender stems from May to July, making a wonderful addition to the middle of perennial borders. Campanula 'Mixed' is ideal for creating drifts of summer colour in cottage garden borders where it will return year after year. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 x 7cm potted campanula plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £19.99
    • 6 x 7cm potted campanula plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
    • SAVE £14.99  
    • £39.98 £24.99

Aster ericoides 'Schneetanne' (Large Plant)

Crinitaria, Microglossa

Heath Aster is a pretty little plant, which is hugely attractive to butterflies, and perfect for the wildlife garden. The prostrate, semi-trailing habit of Aster ericoides 'Schneetanne' is great for ground cover on banks and in borders.

Asters are perfect for keeping the garden colourful and interesting, as they provide welcome autumn colour, when all the summer bedding has faded. Height: 50cm (19"). Spread: 1m (39").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted aster plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted aster plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99

Melittis 'Royal Velvet Distinction' (Large Plant)

Bastard Balm

Melittis 'Royal Velvet Distinction' is an easy to grow, hardy plant for those damp shady corners of the garden. The aromatic foliage is honey-scented and, along with the orchid-like pink and white flowers, attracts bees and butterflies to the garden. Melittis is very easy to establish, and makes robust ground cover for woodland gardens and shaded borders. Height: 70cm (28"). Spread: 50cm (20"). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted melittis plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted melittis plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £16.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted melittis plants

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    • £16.99
    • Out of stock

Agapanthus africanus 'Albus' (Large Plant)

African Lily

Exotic, hardy plants with globes made up of many small, trumpet-like blooms in pure white, coming up from robust, grassy foliage. Agapanthus africanus 'Albus' makes an outstanding border perennial for a sunny position in the garden.

African Lilies also make attractive patio container plants; especially in aged terracotta containers. They are easy maintenance plants, and only need re-potting every few years. For something new, try cutting a few blooms of your African Lilies and display them in a vase indoors. Height: 1m (39"). Spread: 50cm (19").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted agapanthus plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted agapanthus plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2015
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    • £19.99

Dianthus barbatus 'Messenger'

Sweet William

A cottage garden favourite with the sweetest perfume! Clusters of flowers in shades of white, pink and mauve are produced in summer on stiff upright stems. The fragrant blooms of Sweet William 'Messenger' are particularly attractive to bees and make a superb cut flower for a vase indoors. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for cottage garden borders, beds and containers. Height: 60cm (24"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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

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    • 36 dianthus plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
    • 72 dianthus plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99