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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 30 products.
 

Golden Lysimachia

Lysimachia punctata, Dotted Loosestrife

  • A towering, elegant plant for the border
Bring some sunshine to your borders with this resilient cottage-garden favourite. Neat clumps of tall, elegant stems with striking yellow flowers are borne from mid-summer through until early autumn. Golden Lysimachia is great for difficult clay soils and shadier parts of the garden, thriving in damp borders, bog gardens or at the margins of a pond. Grow dotted loosestrife in woodland gardens or informal areas for a burst of late summer colour! Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 5 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2014
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    • £9.99
    • 10 Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2014
    • SAVE £4.99  
    • £19.98 £14.99

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"). Please note: Plants are selected at random from a wide colour range.

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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2014
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    • £13.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2014
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    • £18.99

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

Digitalis

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  • 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
  • World Exclusive
  • 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 jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £9.99
    • 3 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £19.99
    • 6 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £24.99

Hellebore Collection

Grow one of the UK's favourite winter-flowering plants; each flower bursting with glorious colour; easy to grow and fully hardy! This Hellebore Collection produces intriguing colours, patterns, flecks and ruffles which are a sheer delight during the cold months of winter and early spring. Their leathery palmate foliage has an evergreen presence all year round. Plants are vigorous, low-maintenance and long-lasting in sunny or difficult shady spots, representing excellent value for money. Height and spread: 45cm (18").


  • Collection comprises 5 plants each of:
  • Hellebore 'Hybridizers Singles' - Elegant, single-flowered Hellebores from our hand-pollinated breeding program, with a whole range of patterns and colours including whites, creams, pinks, greens, yellows, purples and black.
  • Hellebore 'Washfield Doubles' - Breathtaking, double-flowered Hellebores from the 'Washfield' collection that are bred to perfection. These delightful doubles come in a wide colour rangeincluding yellows, greens, blacks, reds, apricots and many other shades.

Plants are taken from selection, and we are unable to label colours upon despatch.

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    • 10 jumbo plug plants - 5 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of October 2014
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    • £18.99

Hellebore 'Hybridizers Singles'

  • Easy to grow, problem-free and will last for years
  • Fabulous early colour when the garden is dull and drab
  • Plants quickly establish and form clumps in any shady spot
Thompson & Morgan inherited the breeding successes of world renowned hellebore expert Elizabeth Strangman a few years ago. Since then, we've raised a superb range of Washfield hybrids, each with carefully perfected forms and colours. Now we're giving our customers the chance to get their hands on these elegant, single-flowered hellebores from our hand-pollinated breeding program. Helleborus 'Hybridizers Singles' are superb garden plants - and you might even get a surprise colour or two! Height and spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2014
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    • £13.99
    • 10 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2014
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    • £18.99

Giant Fragrant Cowslip

Primula florindae, Tibetan Cowslip

Stiff stems carry whorls of sulphur yellow, tubular, flowers with a delicate, sweet fragrance. Once established, Giant Cowslips will naturalise to form swathes of lush, mid green foliage that makes ideal groundcover for natural planting schemes. With an RHS AGM, Primula florindae makes a superb choice for a damp, shady corner where other plants won't grow. Height: 90cm (35”). Spread: 50cm (20”).
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    • 3 x 5cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £10.99 £7.99
    • 6 x 5cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £14.99 £9.99

Foxglove 'Dalmatian Mixed'

Digitalis purpurea

Digitalis 'Dalmatian Mixed' looks magnificent in cottage gardens and woodland borders - but thanks to their uniform branching habit, these statuesque foxgloves make fabulous annual bedding too! These short lived perennials will happily seed about to create dramatic drifts and attract wildlife to their nectar rich flowers. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").

Useful links:

Gardening news: Move over marigolds... new bedding plants fly in the face of tradition

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    • 24 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £10.99
    • 48 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
    • Double up 24 to 48 for £5 extra  
    • £21.98 £15.99

Meconopsis 'Lingholm'

Himalayan Blue Poppy

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A perennial wow factor for a difficult, damp shady corner. I just love the indescribable blue colour of Meconopsis blooms; once seen, never forgotten! This specially selected strain acts as a perennial too, lasting in the garden for many years. Height: 75cm (30”). Spread: 50cm (20”).
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    • 2 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 4 jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
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    • £15.99

Anemone 'Wild Swan'

Windflower

  • Award winning new anemone, a Chelsea champion
A truly beautiful perennial, and winner of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2011 Plant of the Year title. Trialled over a 10 year period, Anemone 'Wild Swan' is a cross between early and late flowering anemones and as such, the unique flowers bloom intermittently from April right through to the autumn. Each elegant white flower is backed with pretty blue streaks that look particularly eye catching when the flowers nod closed in the mornings and evenings. A superb perennial for borders and woodland gardens with a neat, compact habit. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 60cm (24”)
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    • 1 x 7cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 7cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £19.99

Astrantia 'Roma'

Hattie's Pincushion, Masterwort

  • Tough perennial star flower
Pretty pincushion flowers in a delicate shade of pink, rise above loose clumps of attractive glossy foliage. Often seen in cottage garden borders, Astrantia major 'Roma' also thrives in the moist soil at a woodland edge or beside a pond or stream. The understated blooms, surrounded by papery outer bracts, are ideal for cutting for a delicate fresh or dried flower arrangement. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 bareroot plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
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    • £13.99
    • 6 bareroot plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2014
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    • £21.99

Foxglove 'Dalmatian Cream' F1 Hybrid

Digitalis purpurea

Elegant cream trumpets with pretty spotted throats crowd the vertical stems of Foxglove 'Dalmation Cream'. This statuesque foxglove has a sturdy, uniform habit forming well branched plants that look magnificent in cottage gardens and woodland borders. Let this short lived perennial seed about to create dramatic drifts and attract wildlife to its nectar rich flowers. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").
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    • 12 plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £7.99

Hellebore 'Gold Star'

  • New in 2014
  • The very best hellebores that money can buy

Exquisite cup shaped, pale gold blooms appear like jewels in dull winter borders. Hellebore ‘Gold Star’ is the essential low maintenance plant for any difficult, shady border where they will form clumps of leathery evergreen foliage for a year round garden presence. These resilient hardy perennials are vigorous and long lived, lasting for 20 years or more. Height and spread: 45cm (18").



Thompson & Morgan inherited the highly-commended hellebore breeding programme of Elizabeth Strangman when she retired and we are immensely proud to carry on her legacy, perfecting the amazing colours and forms of this wonderful perennial.
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    • 1 x 9cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2014
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    • £13.99