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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.
Lysimachia punctata, Dotted Loosestrife
Arum Lily (Large Plant)
Zantedeschia aethiopica, Calla Lily
Grow the classic Arum Lily in your own garden; plants are suitable for moist borders or large patio pots. The architectural foliage is joined by unusual hooded flowers, which are up to 15cm (6") in length.
Zantedeschia can be grown at the edge of ponds, or in soil that is consistently moist. The Arum Lily will flower from early summer, and is a hardy perennial in most areas of the UK. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").More info
Gunnera manicata (Large Plant)
Gunnera is the ‘big daddy’ of the gardening world. The giant evergreen leaves can reach 1-2 metres across, and will add the wow factor to any garden, although isn’t necessarily suitable for smaller gardens!
Also affectionately known as Giant Rhubarb, Gunnera is robust, spectacular and architectural. They make great specimen plants bog gardens and waterlogged spots, the reflection in water is especially beautiful. Gunnera manicata holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit too. Height: 2.5m (8’) Spread: 4m (13’).More info
Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' (Large Plant)
Houttuynia cordata 'Tricolor'
Houttuynia is a robust and versatile perennial. Plants are both moisture and drought tolerant, and will thrive in almost any position from sun to dappled shade.
The heart-shaped leaves of Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon' are completely unique, with splashes of green, gold and red. When crushed, the foliage emits a pungent orange fragrance. Throughout mid-summer, the spreading stems are covered in pure white flowers. Houttuynia makes excellent ground cover through borders or around boggy pond margins. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 100cm (39").More info
Lythrum salicaria 'Robin' (Large Plant)
Purple Loosestrife is an easy to grow, hardy perennial for moist borders in full sun. Lythrum salicaria ‘Robin’ can be extremely long-flowering, with upright flower spikes from late spring to late summer.
Lythrum plants are showy and robust, with magenta pink flowers and are excellent for cottage garden borders. They offer unrivalled summer colour. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").More info
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").More info
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