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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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Alstroemeria 'Butterfly Hybrids'

Peruvian Lily

An old strain of Peruvian lilies called the 'Ligtu Hybrids' included some great purples, but over the years these got lost. Now only the pinks and purples have been selected to create this eye-catching mix. One of the easiest cut flowers to grow and definitely one of the most impressive. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

SPECIAL OFFER - To get your alstroemeria plants at the reduced price, simply add them to your order and use order code TNS445Z in your shopping basket.

Please note that this offer is limited to one pack per order at this special price. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or with promotional vouchers. Hurry, offer ends midnight Friday 27th May or while stock lasts.

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    • 6 alstroemeria Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
    • 6p with order code TNS445Z  
    • £14.99

Osteospermum 'Blue Eyed Beauty'

African Daisy, Cape Daisy

  • The most rewarding plant for the least effort

Buttery yellow blooms with a contrasting blue eye smother this stocky little African Daisy from June to September. This early flowering variety has a compact, branching habit that is perfect for filling beds and containers, or edging sunny borders. Like all Cape Daisies, Osteospermum 'Blue Eyed Beauty' thrives in hot and sunny conditions, performing beautifully, even in difficult dry soils. Height and spread: 40cm (16").

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    • 5 osteospermum Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £9.99 £6.99
    • 10 osteospermum Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE £5  
    • £14.99 £9.99

Eryngium planum 'Blue Hobbit' (Large Plant)

Sea Holly, Blue Eryngo

Eryngium are handy little plants for the border, as they'll grow in many different types of soil, and the flower power of Eryngium 'Little Hobbit' is second to none!

Eryngium 'Blue Hobbit' is a unique, dwarf Eryngium, which can be grown in a patio pot. The 30cm (12") plants become top-heavy in midsummer, with sprays of nearly 100 inky-blue flowers. Height and Spread: 30cm (12").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted eryngium plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted eryngium plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £19.98 £16.99

Hellebore 'Washfield Doubles'

Helleborus x hybridus

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Breathtaking, double-flowered hellebores from the 'Washfield' collection that are bred to perfection. Intriguing colours, patterns, flecks and ruffles are a sheer delight during the cold months of winter and early spring, while their leathery palmate foliage has an evergreen presence all year round. These delightful doubles come in a wide colour range including yellows, greens, blacks, reds, apricots and many other shades. Height and spread: 40cm (16").

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    • 5 x 7cm potted hellebore plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £13.99
    • 10 x 7cm potted hellebore plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £18.99

Geranium 'Best Red' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

Pelargonium

  • 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.

This exceptional variety, Geranium F1 'Best Red' outperformed all others in our trials. The uniform, well branched plants become smothered in large, shapely scarlet flowers that retain their form, without shattering as they fade. These vigorous pelargonium plants are guaranteed to create a top performance in beds, borders and containers. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 35cm (14").
Although technically perennial, Pelargoniums are only half hardy and therefore normally treated as annuals in the UK. However, with care, they may be overwintered in a frost free greenhouse.

 

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    • 30 geranium garden ready plants

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    • £14.99
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

Digitalis

 Customer Rating
  • Winner of Plant of the Year 2012 - RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Best new product at the Anglian Business Awards, Best new product at the Garden Retail awards
  • T&M's own breeding

Thought to be an impossible hybridisation, this is the most spectacular foxglove you will have ever seen! Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives this exciting new Digitalis its fabulous tropical colouring. Being completely sterile Foxglove ‘Illumination’ won’t set seed, giving it an incredibly long flowering period. Unlike most foxgloves which are generally biennial, this half-hardy semi-evergreen is a true perennial so you will be able to enjoy its flowers for years to come. The exotic looking blooms are densely packed on sturdy stems, with many side branches, making a striking addition to summer borders. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").

Useful links:

'Impossible' Foxglove named Plant of the Year at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Gardening news: Top 10 best-selling plants of 2012
Read Michael Perry's blog: Futuristic Foxgloves

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    • 1 x 9cm potted foxglove plant

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted foxglove plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE *£9.99  
    • £29.98 £19.99

Rudbeckia 'Summerina Collection'

Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan

  • T&M Exclusive
  • New perennial rudbeckia for borders

Rudbeckia 'Summerina' Collection is exclusive to Thompson & Morgan, a near impossible breeding breakthrough - the crossing of an annual rudbeckia and a perennial echinacea! The result: tough, hardy perennial rudbeckias that return year on year to offer the stronger and longer flowering habit of annual varieties. This three colour mix is ideal for extending the life of your summer border - the plants go on to provide much needed autumn colour right up to the first hard frosts. Height and spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 3 rudbeckia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £17.99
    • 6 rudbeckia jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £35.98 £29.99

Fuchsia 'Bella Collection'

  • T&M Exclusive
  • The fuchsia that doesn't hide it's blooms

This innovative range of Fuchsias are perfectly proportioned for hanging baskets and patio pots. Neat bushy plants are smothered in large blooms throughout the summer. Fuchsia 'Bella Collection' contains both upright bushy varieties as well as cascading forms, giving you the perfect choice of Fuchsias for almost any container. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 45cm (18").


  • Collection comprises:
  • Fuchsia 'Bella Vera' - Upright and bushy with single purple blooms and contrasting pink sepals.
  • Fuchsia 'Bella Evita' - An upright, bushy form with single white blooms and contrasting red sepals.
  • Fuchsia 'Bella Mariska' - Mauve purple blooms and contrasting pale pink sepals cover this upright bushy plant.
  • Fuchsia 'Bella Nora' - A gently cascading form with purple-pink blooms and contrasting ice white sepals.
  • Fuchsia 'Bella Sophia' - Pristine white petals and contrasting pale pink sepals hang from semi trailing stems.

Useful links:

How to grow fuchsias


Culinary note: Add the beautiful coloured flowers to salads, crystallise them for a sweet garnish or add them to jellies for an extra splash of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 5 fuchsia Postiplug plants - 1 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
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    • £8.99
    • 10 fuchsia Postiplug plants - 2 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE *£2.99  
    • £17.98 £14.99

Foxglove 'Illumination Collection'

Digitalis

Parentage from the little-known Isoplexis (Canary Island Foxglove) gives these exciting new Digitalis their fabulous tropical colouring. Being completely sterile Foxglove 'Illumination Duo' won't set seed, making them incredibly long flowering. Unlike most foxgloves which are generally biennial, these hardy semi-evergreen varieties are true perennials so you can enjoy them year after year. The exotic looking blooms are densely packed on sturdy stems, with many side branches, making a striking addition to summer borders. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").

  • Collection comprises:
  • click here - Awarded 'Best New Plant' at the Chelsea Flower Show 2012.
  • click here - This beautiful Digitalis produces spires of open-mouthed blooms in a juicy shade of raspberry pink with contrasting apricot lips.
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    • 2 x 9cm potted foxglove plants - 1 of each colour

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE *£9.99  
    • £29.98 £19.99

Gerbera 'Sweet Collection' (Hardy)

Barberton Daisy, Transvaal Daisy

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  • Bigger and better winter hardy gerberas
  • Three seasons of stunning colour
Growing Gerberas outdoors was virtually inconceivable ten years ago. Now these 2nd generation hardy Gerberas can be grown year round in the border! Gerbera 'Sweet Collection' produces plenty of classic daisy blooms that are twice the size of other hardy Gerberas, and make fabulous cut flowers. Blooming reliably from June to October, these wonderful clump forming hardy perennials make a big impact in borders and patio containers. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 x 7cm potted gerbera plants (1 of each variety)

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE £10  
    • £19.99 £9.99

Dianthus 'Scents of Summer Pink Peony'

Pink, Carnation

  • T&M Exclusive
  • We've put the scent back into garden carnations!

Part of the 'Scents of Summer' series, Dianthus 'Pink Peony' is the pick of the bunch. The crested magenta blooms have a deep, rich fragrance, just like the old fashioned varieties, but with modern vigour and strong garden performance which continues throughout the season. Look forward to an abundance of strong stemmed blooms from this hardy garden pink, which make superb cut flowers. Perfect for edging pathways and borders or brightening up patio containers with long lasting colour. 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 June 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 10 dianthus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of June 2016
    • SAVE *£7.99  
    • £25.98 £17.99

SunDiascia 'Eternal Flames'

Twinspur

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  • T&M exclusive
  • Brand new hardy diascia
This lovely South African plant produces slender spires, packed with pretty tubular blooms, over a remarkably long flowering period. Diascia 'Eternal Flames' will fill borders, beds and containers with vibrant shades of orange and pink from June to October. Although Twinspur is generally grown as an annual, it is actually perennial and hardy to -8C (18F), so it can be easily overwintered with some protection from winter weather. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 3 sundiascia jumbo plug plants

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    • £9.99
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    • 9 sundiascia jumbo plug plants

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    • SAVE *£14.98  
    • £29.97 £14.99
    • Out of stock