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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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Wallflower 'Sugar Rush Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Erysimum, Cheiranthus

  • 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.

Winner in the 'Best New Bedding Plant' category at the Grower of the Year Awards 2013, this is one of the most exciting wallflowers to emerge in recent years. Dense, fragrant flower spikes in shades of cream, yellow, red and purple appear not only in the spring, but throughout the autumn too, blooming in just 6 weeks from an August planting! With a delightful sweet fragrance and compact, multi-branching habit, Wallflower 'Sugar Rush' is perfect for beds, borders, containers and window boxes, creating a mass of colour and scent when much of the garden is dormant. Versatile and undemanding, wallflowers are tough enough to cope in even the poorest soils. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 30 wallflower garden ready plants

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Scabious 'Butterfly Magnets Mixed'

Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion Flower

Marvel at the whirling clouds of butterflies that are drawn to this lovely Scabious mix. Pincushion blooms in a super colour range are supported on tall wiry stems that make fabulous cut flowers. Scabious 'Butterfly Magnets Mixed' creates a wonderful billowing, airy feature for the back of cottage garden borders particularly when planted in large drifts. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 3 scabious jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 6 scabious jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

Pansy 'Frou Frou Mixed'

Viola x wittrockiana

  • New in 2015
  • Beautifully ruffled, large wavy flowers
  • Abundance of deeply scented, bright, multicolour blooms
  • Bring stunning colour to patios and beds through winter and spring
This Pansy has all the frills, and more! Thompson & Morgan's award-winning breeders have come up trumps again with this selection of large-flowered, wavy, ruffled, two-tone flowers. Excellent for cool season flowering, Pansy 'Frou Frou' Mixed will jazz up winter and spring pots with a carnival of colour and a cloud of perfume, just when we need it most! Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 25cm (10").
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    • 36 pansy plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 72 pansy plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £14.99

Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' (Large Plant)

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

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  • New in 2015

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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    • 1 x 1 litre potted verbena plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted verbena plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99

Delphinium 'New Millennium Dwarf Mixed'

  • New in 2015
We source our delphinium stocks from the best breeder in the world to guarantee top performance from our plants in your garden. The towering flower spires that make delphiniums a must-have garden perennial, can require sturdy staking to prevent them flopping under wind and rain. We're looking to change that with Delphinium 'New Millennium Juniors Mixed'. The sturdy upright stems don't need any staking or support, but give the same cottage garden feel as traditional varieties. From the world famous breeding of Terry Dowdeswell in New Zealand, these shorter, sturdier plants have been bred to perfection, with clear colours, evenly spaced florets, long flowering and high disease resistance. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 5 delphinium postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 delphinium postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £5.99
    • 12 verbena plug plants

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    • £7.99
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Wallflower 'Sunset Orange'

Erysimum

  • New in 2015
We've hand-picked this special orange wallflower for its quick flowering to offer you fragrance and colour in autumn as well as spring. This tough performer establishes quickly after planting in autumn to offer a strong flush of fragrant flowers before winter. Wallflower 'Sunset Orange' loves the cooler weather, and is the perfect winter border filler As spring warms up the plants burst back into colour for a second show. Leave in place for a third hit of autumn flowers. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 36 wallflower plug plants

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    • £11.99
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    • 72 wallflower plug plants

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    • £17.99
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Pansy 'Waterfall Mix'

Viola x wittrockiana

  • New in 2015
Large, scented flowers on compact, trailing plants. This is our best hanging basket pansy yet! We challenged our breeding team to develop a pansy colour collection with a vigorous, cascading habit, offering large and showy, long-lasting flowers. Not only have they hit the spot with Pansy 'Waterfall Mixed', they have also packed an amazing soft sugary scent into this top-performing variety. This tough garden performer stands up to winter rain and bad weather, bursting into colour in February for over 3 months of colour and scent, just when we need it most! Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 36 pansy plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 72 pansy plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £17.99

Gaillardia 'Snappy'

Blanket Flower

  • New in 2015
  • 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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 gaillardia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99

Delphinium 'Pink Blushes'

  • New in 2015
This Pink Blush is anything but embarrassing! Glorious, tall spikes of evenly spaced, perfectly formed florets in shades of pink, from pastel to magenta! The result of many years of breeding from Terry Dowdeswell, our world-class Delphinium expert in New Zealand, Delphinium 'Pink Blushes' are strong plants with disease resistance and unrivalled garden performance. Height: 1.5m (5'). Spread: 75cm (30").
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    • 5 delphinium Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 delphinium Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99

Primrose 'Alaska Improved Mixed'

Primula

  • Exclusive extra-hardy primrose mix
  • Up to 20 colours
  • Best In Class for widest primrose colour mix - click here for details
Plant a rainbow of primroses with up to 20 different colours. Primrose 'Alaska Improved Mixed' are super hardy, blooming from winter all the way through to late spring. Once established in beds, borders and containers, these easy to grow perennials will virtually look after themselves. Height and spread: 20cm (8").

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

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    • 36 primrose plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 72 primrose plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £14.99

Dianthus barbatus 'Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Sweet William

  • 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.


Enjoy the sweet clove like fragrance of this cottage garden favourite with the minimum of effort. This traditional mix of Sweet Williams combines a fabulous range of pinks, reds and white including solid shades and bicolours for a real tapestry of colour. Dianthus barbartus 'Mixed' carries its large clusters of flowers upon short, compact plants that make superb bedding. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for beds and borders. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 25cm (10").


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

 

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    • 30 dianthus garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
    • Buy 2 packs for just £25  
    • £17.99