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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.



We have found 20 products.
 

Phlox Collection (Creeping)

Phlox subulata

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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 July 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 10 phlox Postiplug plants

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

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

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

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

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £19.99

Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'

Lesser Periwinkle

Deep plum-purple flowers appear in spring above the evergreen foliage of Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea'. This attractive Lesser Periwinkle is less vigorous than its larger cousin Vinca major, making it easier to confine to its allotted space. Vinca are perfect for filling tricky spots where little else grows. Ideal for creating weed suppressing ground cover in almost any position, from sunny banks to dark, shady corners. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19"). More info
    • 1 x 8cm potted vinca minor plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 8cm potted vinca minor plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £16.99

Vinca minor 'Gertrude Jekyll'

Lesser Periwinkle

The spreading stems of Vinca minor 'Gertrude Jekyll' provide glossy, evergreen foliage that makes useful, weed-beating ground cover. This lovely Lesser Periwinkle flowers relentlessly from spring to autumn. The pure white blooms will brighten even the shadiest position in the garden. Vinca is ideal for tricky areas where nothing else will grow. This low growing, creeping plant will thrive in the most inhospitable of places and requires little attention or maintenance. Height: 20cm (8") Spread: 50cm (19"). More info
    • 1 x 9cm potted vinca minor plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted vinca minor plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £16.99

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 May 2016
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    • £11.99

Vinca major

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 May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted vinca major plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £16.99

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").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted phlox plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted phlox plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £16.99

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 May 2016
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    • £11.99

Phlox douglasii 'White Admiral' (Large Plant)

Moss Phlox

Phlox douglasii ‘White Admiral’ is a fantastic, carpeting plants, which creates a low cushion of weed-suppressing foliage. During the spring, this is smothered in white flowers.

Moss Phlox plants are vigorous, pest and disease free, and perfect for rockeries, the front of border or patio containers. Plant up some spring patio pots with Moss Phlox, mixed with spring bulbs. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted phlox plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted phlox plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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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").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted ajuga plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted ajuga plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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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").

 

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

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted ajuga plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £12.99

Ajuga reptans 'Rainbow' (Large Plant)

Ajuga reptans 'Multicolor', Bugle

Grown for its extraordinary foliage, Ajuga reptans 'Rainbow' forms a dense mat of multicoloured groundcover. The rounded leaves are streaked and spotted with bronze, yellow, pink and cream, brightening even the shadiest corner of the garden. In early summer, the blue flower spikes of Bugle attract bees and pollinating insects. This low growing evergreen perennial has a reputation for being tough and resilient, spreading through the front of borders, rockeries and woodland areas with ease. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
More info
    • 1 x 9cm potted ajuga plant

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £7.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted ajuga plants

    • Despatch: By end of May 2016
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    • £11.99