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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.


For beautiful summer flowers browse our range of annual plants.



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Clematis 'Picotee Kiss'

  • Large blooms for big impact
  • Each petal like a lipstick kiss!
  • Flowers in spring and again in summer

One of the finest hardy clematis introductions in recent years, expect Clematis 'Picotee Kiss' to be a future classic. The dazzling pink picotee-edged blooms, each up to 15cm (6in) across, have amazed us on the trial ground, adorning the plants in abundance - once in spring and again in summer! Enjoy the first flush of blooms through May-June, then watch the plants flush into colour again though July-September. Each petal looks like a lipstick kiss! Be one of the first UK gardeners to cover walls, fences and trellis with the stand-out flowers of Clematis 'Picotee Kiss'. Height: 210cm (83"). Spread 100cm (39"). Pruning Group 2.
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    • 1 x 7cm potted clematis plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 7cm potted clematis plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £19.99

Echinacea 'Papallo Collection'

Instantly recognisable, Echinacea’s have always been a firm favourite for summertime perennial borders. The bright and cheerful colours of coneflowers not only look spectacular in drifts, they are also a great attraction for bees and butterflies, making them perfect for a wildlife garden too! Height 50cm (20").

Your Echinacea 'Papallo Collection' will be made of several varieties from those listed below and can be planted out or potted up immediately on delivery for strong establishment in the garden ahead of winter.

  • Echinacea purpurea ‘Papallo Compact White’ - purest white petals perfectly surround the central cone on this compact growing variety, ideal for beds and containers alike.
  • Echinacea purpurea ‘Papallo Compact Pink’ - The classic colour, deep pink blooms produced on compact plants that are perfect for growing in containers as well as flower beds and borders.
  • Echinacea purpurea ‘Papallo Semi-Double Pink’ - a gorgeous variety that combines the features of Echinacea but with a lovely semi double flower, the centres being deeper pink frills with surrounding paler, larger petals to accent them.
  • Echinacea purpurea ‘Papallo Semi-Double White’ - a really stunning variety; feathery outer petals of pristine white form a delicate frame for the masses of creamy-yellow central blooms that cover the central cone, an eye catching addition to any collection.
  • Echinacea purpurea ‘Papallo Classic Rose’ - Delicately pale pink petals and an almost golden central cone add a touch of elegance to your summer borders. A delight to behold as a cut flower too!

  • Varieties included may differ from those illustrated.

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    • 5 echinacea jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 10 echinacea jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £19.99
    • 20 echinacea jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £24.99

Phlox Collection (Creeping)

Phlox subulata, Moss Phlox

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  • Fragrant ground cover
Groundcover needn't be dull! Carpet your garden in rich colour and keep the weeds at bay with our perennial creeping phlox collection. This hardy rockery plant has many uses – underplant trees, shrubs and tall perennials, soften path edging or cover awkward slopes and banks. If you're tired of your lawn, why not replace it with a sea of seasonal colour. This collection comes into its own in March to May, bridging the colour gap between winter and summer bedding. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 50cm (20")..
  • Collection comprises:
  • Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripes'
  • Phlox subulata 'Snowflake'
  • Phlox subulata 'Red Wings'
  • Phlox subulata 'Drummonds Pink'
  • Phlox subulata 'Emerald Cushion'
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    • 5 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 10 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
    • SAVE *£7.99  
    • £27.98 £19.99
    • 20 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
    • SAVE *£30.97  
    • £55.96 £24.99
    • 50 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
    • SAVE *£99.91  
    • £139.90 £39.99

Perennial 'Best Value' Collection

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Fill your beds and borders with this bargain collection of herbaceous perennials. Perennial plants bloom year after year, and many can also be cut and brought into the house for beautiful flower arrangements. Height: Up to 1m (39"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Please note, when you receive your plants, the green plastic tray is embossed with letters underneath each row of plants - these letters correspond to the list supplied with your plants so that you can identify them.


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    • 72 perennial plug plants - 6 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
    • SAVE *£51.89  
    • £71.88 £19.99

Polyanthus eliator 'Crescendo® Mixed' F1 Hybrid

Primula, Oxlip

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  • T&M Recommends
  • Polyanthus are a majestic spring container choice

Give your garden a dose of springtime magic and banish the winter gloom. Polyanthus 'Crescendo®' paints a rainbow of colour with its large blooms in bright colours making bold splashes in pots, window boxes and borders.The flowers are long-lasting, fragrant and produced in abundance upon strong stems which are held above neat rosettes of foliage. With excellent winter hardiness and superior disease resistance, you can expect repeat performances year after year. By far the best bedding polyanthus available.

 

Culinary note: Primula flowers are edible.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try the sweet tasting petals on top of salads or even pancakes, crystallise them for use as cake decorations too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 36 polyanthus plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
    • SAVE £3  
    • £9.99 £6.99
    • 72 polyanthus plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
    • SAVE* £3.99  
    • £9.99

Pansy 'Matrix™ Mixed'

Viola x wittrockiana

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  • Colour throughout winter and spring
  • 100% bigger, better and stronger than Pansy 'Universal'

This vibrant blend has been specially bred for their excellent branching habit and super size flowers; and the results speak for themselves! The compact sturdy stems hold their vibrant flower heads high, whatever the weather brings to ensure your garden is filled with colour. Easy to grow, Pansy 'Matrix Mixed' is the perfect plant for all your containers and bedding displays. Height and spread: 23cm (9").


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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
    • + FREE £5 voucher  
    • £6.99
    • 72 pansy plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
    • + FREE £5 voucher  
    • £9.99

Dianthus 'Scents of Summer Collection'

Pink, Carnation

  • T&M Exclusive

Immerse your senses in Dianthus 'Scents of Summer Mixed'! We've hand selected a range of modern dianthus plants to offer bright colours, strong garden performance and multi-flowering stems, while retaining the vintage spicy fragrance of garden pinks. The extreme flower power of these hardy perennials means you'll enjoy 100s of cut flower blooms through the summer, every year, with plenty left on the plants to keep them looking good in the garden. Height and 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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    • 5 dianthus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
    • SAVE £5  
    • £9.99 £4.99
    • 10 dianthus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
    • SAVE £7.50  
    • £14.99 £7.49
    • 20 dianthus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
    • SAVE £12.50  
    • £24.99 £12.49

Iberis sempervirens (Large Plant)

Sprays of white, fragrant blooms smother the evergreen foliage of this Candytuft. Iberis sempervirens thrives in poor soils making this RHS AGM variety particularly useful for ground cover in rockeries and on top of walls. This shrubby perennial is equally at home in the front of borders where it will attract beneficial insects to its scented flowers. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 50cm (20").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted iberis plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted iberis plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £14.99

Hollyhock rosea 'Pleniflora' (Large Plant)

Alcea rosea

Hollyhocks are classic cottage garden perennials. They provide spires of ruffled, pompom blooms, which are excellent for adding colour and height to summer borders. Plant Hollyhock 'Pleniflora' at the back of borders where their striking blooms will tower over lower growing plants. Height: 180cm (71"). Spread: 60cm (24").

Culinary note: try crystallising the flowers for a tasty cake decoration, or use them to make a delicately flavoured syrup to use with puddings. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted hollyhock plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £16.99

Osteospermum Collection (Hardy)

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

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Versatile and resilient, hardy Osteospermums will thrive in hot, dry, neglected conditions, yet remain some of longest-flowering plants in the garden! Expect vibrant summer colour and weed suppressing ground cover from these easy to grow, sun loving Cape Daisies. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 90cm (36").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Osteospermum 'Snow Pixie' - A perfect contrast to its purple-pink coloured cousins, sporting clean, white petals with a golden yellow eye.
  • Osteospermum 'Tresco Purple' - Bold pink daisy flowers open every morning to greet the sun.
  • Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum - Irrepressibly cheerful, bright pink daisy flowers smother carpets of low growing foliage.
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    • 9 osteospermum jumbo plug plants - 3 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99

Aquilegia vulgaris 'William Guinness' (Large Plant)

The striking black bonnets of Aquilegia 'William Guiness' make a superb contrast with the white corolla. The exquisite blooms of this classic cottage garden perennial are carried on wiry stems, set above pretty ferny foliage. This hardy Columbine is perfect for en masse in borders and shady woodland edges, and makes an attractive cut flower for a vase indoors. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted aquilegia plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted aquilegia plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £14.99

Corydalis flexuosa 'Purple Leaf' (Large Plant)

Corydalis flexuosa 'Purple Leaf' is an unusual garden plant, which is often admired. Plants may look delicate, but they're quite robust, and enjoy our cool English summers. Flowering can often persist from late spring into the middle of summer.

Corydalis plants will effortlessly form clumps in borders, rockeries and shady corners. The foliage is ferny and purple, tinged with red. The accompanying flowers are tubular and in a dashing shade of bottle blue. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 50cm (19").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted corydalis plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted corydalis plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £16.99