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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 74 products.
 

Astilbe x arendsii 'Look at Me'

False Goatsbeard

  • New in 2015
Turn any dark, damp corner of the garden into a focal point with this stunning Astilbe. The bubble-gum pink flower plumes and vivid ruby-red stems of Astilbe 'Look At me' virtually shout for your attention. This easy-grow perennial will thrive in soil too wet for many garden plants, but you don't have to tuck it out of site. This star perennial is also a top performer in patio pots when kept shaded and well watered. Voted Best New Plant when launched to the industry at the 2013 European Plantarium trade fair - we now have stock to meet consumer demand for this sought after perennial plant. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 3 bare root astilbe plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £8.99
    • 6 bare root astilbe plants

    • Despatch: By end of November 2015
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    • £14.99

Meconopsis baileyi 'Hensol Violet'

Himalayan Blue Poppy, Tibetan Blue Poppy, Meconopsis betonicifolia

  • New in 2015
The 'must-have' Himalayan Blue Poppy' has a rival in this exquisite cultivated form. Bright violet-purple, almost shimmering flowers, with the merest hint of red, make a stunning addition planted in groups in shady borders and woodland areas. This 'collectors plant' still surprises countless poppy-lovers who have never seen this unusual perennial before. Meconopsis betonicifolia 'Hensol Violet' is so named for its origins from Hensol Castle, South Wales, where it was discovered by Lady Henderson. Height: 90 (36"). Spread 30cm (12").
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    • 1 x 9cm potted meconopsis plant

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £11.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted meconopsis plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2015
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    • £17.99

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").

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    • 6 foxglove plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £5.99
    • 24 foxglove plug plants

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    • £12.99
    • Out of stock

Dicentra spectablis (Large Plant)

Lamprocapnos spectabilis, Bleeding Heart, Dutchman's Breeches, Lyre Flower

  • New in 2015
Charming rose-pink, heart shaped flowers dangle enticingly from elegant arching stems, giving this plant its common name of Bleeding Heart. This beautiful spring flowering perennial is one of the earliest to bloom each year, often continuing into early summer. The finely-cut foliage forms attractive clumps that increase year after year, at a slow but steady rate. This graceful hardy perennial enjoys a reliably moist soil, making it ideal for damp woodland areas as well as cottage garden borders. Dicentra spectabilis holds an RHS AGM for its superb garden performance and makes a worthy addition to any Spring garden. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted dicentra plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £17.99

Actaea cordifolia (Large Plant)

Cimicifuga racemosa var. cordifolia, Bugbane, Cohosh

Cimicifuga is an attractive border perennial with an exotic appearance. Actaea has a robust habit, and can fill a gap in the border with its fancy foliage and summer flower spikes, which are tall and imposing.

The flower spikes of Actaea are made up of many tiny florets, and these have a spicy fragrance. Cimicifuga is a long-lasting plant, surviving for many years, and is very useful for difficult situations, such as cold, wet corners of the garden. Height: 1m (39"). Spread: 50cm (20").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted actaea plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Astrantia major 'Roma' (Large Plant)

Hattie's Pincushion, Masterwort

Astrantia is a vigorous, hardy perennial with flowers like small pincushions. 'Roma' is one of the best varieties, and comes with an RHS AGM. The delicate, soft pink flowers persist from June to September.

For almost instant gardening, choose Masterwort. Plants are quick-growing, easy to establish and long-lasting. Plants will grow in sun or part shade. Height: 90cm (35in) and Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted astrantia plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £10.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted astrantia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

Hellebore 'Black Swan'

Helleborus × hybridus

  • New in 2015
  • T&M Exclusive
  • Grow the most prestigious Christmas Rose in your garden
Winter-flowering hellebores are true garden gems, producing luxuriant blooms when little else is in growth, let alone flower! Fresh from our unique hellebore breeding programme we have hit on the perfect form and habit with Hellebore 'Black Swan'. The sumptuously dark velvety petals, starkly contrasted by pure white stamens, are a vast improvement on older black-flowered hellebore plants. Where older types tend to face their blooms to the soil below, 'Black Swan' holds its jet-black blooms up for all to see. This classy performer deserves a place in every garden as the star attraction through winter. Height and spread: 60cm (2').
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    • 1 x 7cm potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of December 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 3 x 7cm potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of December 2015
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    • £19.99

Foxglove 'Camelot Rose' (Large Plant)

Digitalis purpurea

Foxgloves are the perfect cottage garden plant; and new strain Foxglove ‘Camelot Rose' has the traditional appearance of usual wild Foxgloves, but with blooms all around the stem, giving even more impact.

‘Camelot' Foxgloves are superior, F1 hybrid quality, and plants will flower in the same year that they are planted. Digitalis are ideal for cottage garden borders, are easy to grow and will last for many years. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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    • 1 x 3 litre potted foxglove plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 3 litre potted foxglove plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

Lupin 'The Page' (Large Plant)

Lupinus

Lupins are cottage garden favourites with colourful, often two-toned, strong flower spikes. Plants are undemanding, and give a long flowering period and excellent garden performance in sun or shade.

Lupin ‘The Page' is a particular favourite, with blooms in 2 distinct shades of red. Those flower spikes are invaluable in the early season herbaceous border, as the display begins in June each year. Height: 1.2m (3.9') Spread: 60cm (24").

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted lupin plant

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

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £16.99

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 golden lysimachia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £9.99
    • 10 golden lysimachia Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.98 £14.99

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 anemone potted plant

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £13.99
    • 2 x 7cm anemone potted plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £19.99

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 fragrant cowslip jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £12.99
    • 6 fragrant cowslip jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2015
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    • £17.99