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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 13 products.
 

Heteropappus meyendorfii

Blue Chrysanthemum

  • New in 2014
  • Hundreds of electric blue blooms
Like a little blue Chrysanthemum, this fabulous plant produces an abundance of blooms from late summer, and continues throughout autumn. Heteropappus meyendorfii is a colourful, late flowering half hardy perennial with a lovely spreading habit. This pretty little daisy is perfect for filling gaps in containers and late summer borders when other plants are beginning to fade. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £8.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £17.98 £12.99

Campanula 'Mixed'

Bellflower

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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 plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £19.99
    • 6 x 7cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £39.98 £24.99

Comfrey 'Bocking 14'

Symphytum x uplandicum 'Bocking 14', Russian Comfrey

Grow your own soil conditioner! Comfrey 'Bocking 14' contains high levels of basic NPK nutrients and because it is a sterile hybrid, it won't self seed all over your garden.


The nutrient rich foliage of comfrey can be used as a compost activator, mulch, or soaked in barrels of water for 3 to 5 weeks to make a useful liquid feed for tomatoes and beans. Scatter the wilted leaves throughout potato trenches just before planting, to fertilise the crop and improve their flavour! Once established, this quick growing plant can be cut 3 or 4 times throughout the growing season, for a constant supply of nutrient rich, organic, comfrey fertiliser. Height: 100cm (40”). Spread: 75cm (30”).


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    • 5 root cuttings

    • Despatch: By end of October 2014
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    • £9.99

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 Postiplug plants - 1 of each colour

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £9.99

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 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £9.99

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 Postiplug plants - 5 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £16.99

Chrysanthemum 'Decorative Mixed'

Tall stems bear wide blooms 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 dazzling 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 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £9.99

Penstemon 'Juicy Grape'

This popular hardy perennial deserves a prime spot in the garden. Wide trumpet shaped flowers in a fruity shade of purple appear in summer above a flush of glossy, semi-evergreen foliage. The long-lasting blooms of Penstemon 'Juicy Grape' 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: 60cm (24"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £9.99

Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

  • New in 2014
  • 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 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £11.99
    • 6 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £16.99

Salvia x jamensis 'Hot Lips'

Sage

  • New in 2014
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").
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £19.98 £14.99

Mimulus x hybridus 'Magic Rainbow'

Diplacus, Monkey Flower, Musk

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These low growing, bushy mimulus plants produce masses of tubular blooms, looking much like exotic, wide snapdragon flowers. Although monkey flowers are tender perennials, they are best treated as an annual for beds, containers and baskets, except in the mildest parts of the country. Mimulus 'Magic Rainbow' is ideal to add a bright splash of summer colour from June to August in lightly shaded, moist beds in the garden. Height and spread: 30cm (12”).
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    • 36 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of April 2015
    • Double up 36 to 72 for £5 extra  
    • £15.99

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 plug plants

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    • £9.99
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    • 72 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £14.99