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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 17 products.
 

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.
More info
    • 9 osteospermum jumbo plug plants - 3 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £19.99

Phlox Collection (Creeping)

Phlox subulata, Phlox douglasii, Moss Phlox

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  • Fragrant ground cover
Delicate in appearance but tough in character, these spreading evergreen perennials soften the edges of paths and grow in dry rockeries or on sunny banks and slopes. Perfect for creating colourful, weed smothering, ground cover. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 50cm (20").
  • Collection comprises:
  • Phlox subulata 'Candy Stripes'
  • Phlox douglassi 'Red Admiral'
  • Phlox subulata 'Fort Hill'
  • Phlox subulata 'Scarlet Flame'
  • Phlox subulata 'Emerald Cushion Blue'
More info
    • 5 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 10 phlox Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £17.99

Osteospermum 'Tresco Purple' (Hardy)

Osteospermum 'Nairobi Purple', African Daisy, Cape Daisy

Bold pink daisy flowers open every morning to greet the sun. Versatile and resilient, hardy Osteospermum 'Tresco Purple' will thrive in hot, dry, neglected conditions and yet is one of the longest-flowering plants in the garden! Expect vibrant summer colour and weed suppressing ground cover from this easy to grow, sun loving Cape Daisy. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 90cm (36").
More info
    • 3 osteospermum jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £11.99

Vinca 'Collection'

Periwinkle 'Collection'

Periwinkle is one of the toughest plants you'll find, flowering relentlessly throughout the summer months in lovely shades of purple, pink and white. This vigorous low growing shrub thrives in virtually any garden position, from full sun to the darkest, shady corners. The clump forming stems provide evergreen dark green and variegated foliage that makes useful, weed suppressing ground cover. This colourful collection of Vinca major are perfect for filling those tricky areas of the garden where little else grows.
  • Collection comprises:
  • Vinca major 'Variegata' - Sky blue flowers set against variegated foliage. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 75cm (30").
  • Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea' - Deep plummy purple flowers. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19").
  • Vinca minor f. alba 'Gertrude Jekyll' - Profuse white flowers, carried on compact plants. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19").
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    • 6 vinca jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 12 vinca jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £19.99

Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum (Hardy)

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

Irrepressibly cheerful, bright pink daisy flowers smother carpets of low growing foliage. Versatile and resilient, hardy Osteospermum jucundum var. compactum will thrive in hot, dry, neglected conditions, yet remains one of longest-flowering plants in the garden! Expect vibrant summer colour and weed suppressing ground cover from this easy to grow, sun loving Cape Daisy. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 90cm (36").
More info
    • 3 osteospermum jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £11.99

Osteospermum 'Snow Pixie' (Hardy)

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

A perfect contrast to its purple-pink coloured cousins, sporting clean, white petals with a golden yellow eye. Versatile and resilient, hardy Osteospermum 'Snow Pixie' will thrive in hot, dry, neglected conditions, yet remains one of longest-flowering plants in the garden! Expect vibrant summer colour and weed suppressing ground cover from this easy to grow, sun loving Cape Daisy. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 90cm (36").
More info
    • 3 osteospermum jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £11.99

Vinca major (Large Plant)

Greater Periwinkle

Periwinkle is one of the toughest plants money can buy, producing plants that flower relentlessly throughout the summer. Periwinkle is a vigorous, low growing shrub, which thrives in almost any garden position, from full sun to the darkest, shady corners.

The ground-covering stems of Vinca major provide evergreen, dark green foliage that can help to beat the weeds, with inky blue flowers from April to September! Vinca are perfect for filling those tricky areas of the garden where little else grows. Height: 45cm (18") Spread: 75cm (30").

More info
    • 1 x 9cm potted vinca major plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted vinca major plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Ajuga reptans f. albiflora 'Alba' (Large Plant)

Bugle

This useful hardy perennial forms dense mats of evergreen foliage that makes superb ground cover. From late spring to early summer, Ajuga reptans f. albiflora 'Alba' is decorated with small white flower spikes that will brighten even the darkest corner of your garden. The nectar rich flowers are a magnet for pollinating insects. Commonly known as Bugle, this tough, reliable plant will grow on virtually any soil, and positively thrives in those tricky shaded areas, even where soils are poor. This versatile perennial plant is ideal for creeping through woodland areas, rockeries, or at the front of cottage garden borders. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted ajuga plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted ajuga plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £12.99

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' (Large Plant)

Ajuga reptans 'Binblasca', Bugle

Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' is a highly attractive variety of Bugle. The violet blue flower-spikes appear from late spring against a dense matt of glossy, liquorice-black foliage. This dark leaved perennial is more sun tolerant than many cultivars, with the foliage becoming blacker when grown in full sun. A superb groundcover plant, Bugle is a tough and reliable evergreen that copes in almost any soil conditions. Ajuga reptans 'Black Scallop' is particularly effective at the front of borders, creeping through rockeries or as groundcover in wildlife gardens where it will attract pollinating insects. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted ajuga plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted ajuga plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £12.99

Vinca minor 'Illumination' (Large Plant)

Lesser Periwinkle

Vinca minor 'Illumination' is particularly striking, with gold-splashed foliage, paired with cobalt-blue flowers. This vigorous, carpeting shrub will thrive in virtually any garden position, from sun to deep shade. Its colourful foliage makes it especially useful for brightening dark corners.

Vinca minor is less vigorous than its larger cousin Vinca major, making it easier to confine to its allotted space. Periwinkle plants are easy to grow, flowering relentlessly from spring to autumn. A popular choice for landscaping and low-maintenance gardens. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19").

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    • 1 x 10.5cm potted vinca minor plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted vinca minor plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 10.5cm potted vinca minor plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted vinca minor plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £24.99

Phlox douglasii 'Red Admiral' (Large Plant)

Moss Phlox

Phlox 'Red Admiral' is perfect for rockeries, the front of border or patio containers, and looks fantastic alongside spring bulbs. Also known as the Moss Phlox, this hardy perennial creates a low cushion of weed-suppressing foliage and, in spring, luminous displays of red flowers. Plants are vigorous, disease resistant, and stay compact, yet full of bloom! Phlox 'Red Admiral' also holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 30cm (12").

More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted phlox plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted phlox plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Ajuga reptans 'Catlins Giant' (Large Plant)

Bugle

Bugle is an easy to grow, spreading evergreen plant, which is perfect for a difficult shady corner. Ajuga 'Caitlin's Giant' is a robust, low-maintenance variety with glossy leaves, and erect spikes of purple-blue flowers during the summer.

Ajuga are ideal for moist, shady corners of the garden and are maintenance-free. Plants are tight and mat-forming, and will stop weeds coming through their tough blanket of foliage and flowers. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread up to 1m (39").

More info
    • 1 x 1 litre potted ajuga plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted ajuga plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2015
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    • £16.99