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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.



We have found 85 products.
 

Salvia x jamensis 'Hot Lips' (Large Plant)

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips'

Spice up your summer patio pots with Salvia 'Hot Lips'. Naturally bushy plants boast eye-catching flower spikes with open-mouthed, bicolour blooms. In particularly hot weather look out for individual flowers in solid red or solid white. The aromatic foliage has a fine blackcurrant fragrance that only adds to its charm. This showy ornamental sage is perfect for cottage garden borders and containers, or incorporated into bedding schemes for a vibrant summer display. Although perennial, this half hardy Salvia will appreciate some protection from winter weather. Height: 90cm (35"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted salvia plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted salvia plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £16.99

Heteropappus meyendorfii

Blue Chrysanthemum

  • Hundreds of electric blue blooms
Like a little blue Chrysanthemum, this fabulous plant produces an abundance of blooms from late summer, and continues throughout autumn. Heteropappus meyendorfii is a colourful, late flowering half hardy perennial with a lovely spreading habit. This pretty little daisy is perfect for filling gaps in containers and late summer borders when other plants are beginning to fade. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 5 heteropappus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £8.99
    • 10 heteropappus Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £17.98 £12.99

Strelitzia 'Bird of Paradise'

Strelitzia

Bring a touch of the tropics to your garden with the exotic blooms of the Bird of Paradise plant. This striking plant makes a great seasonal summer addition, plunged into sunny borders or kept in a container on a sunny patio. Protected over winter plants will reach an impressive size, rivalling any plants you've seen on your sunshine holidays. As temperatures drop moving into autumn, bring the plant inside for a touch of summer all winter long. The stately blue green, deeply ribbed foliage makes an attractive foil for their magnificent flowers which resemble birds with bright plumage. The striking blooms will make for an impressive talking point on the patio! Height: 210cm (83"). Spread 100cm (36") More info
    • 1 x 13cm potted strelitzia plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 13cm potted strelitzia plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £24.99

Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Chocamocha'

Chocolate Cosmos, Bidens atrosanguineus

A 'must have' plant for gardening chocoholics! You'll be amazed by the luxurious, velvety blooms in rich cocoa shades that even smell of chocolate. Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Chocamocha' is particularly compact and much shorter than other cultivars, so the red-brown stems won't require staking. Chocolate Plants make as fabulous container plant and associate beautifully with fiery shades in hot coloured perennial borders. Although often grown as an annual, this lovely Cosmos can easily be over-wintered as a perennial when grown in containers and kept in frost free conditions. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 3 cosmos jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 6 cosmos jumbo plug plants

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    • £25.98 £17.99
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Freesia 'Premium Collection'

Fabulous double Freesia flowers packed with that unmistakeable fresh fragrance! Freesia 'Premium Collection' combines some of the largest flowered varieties in a rainbow of summery colours. Grow Freesias in patio containers, sheltered borders and greenhouses for a perfumed display that will really tantalize the senses. Their strong arching stems make them perfect for adding to home-grown bouquets too! Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 15cm (6"). More info
    • 20 freesia corms

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 40 freesia corms

    • Despatch: By end of November 2016
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    • £19.98 £14.99

Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Spellbound' (Large Plant)

Bidens atrosanguinea, Chocolate Plant

A particularly striking Chocolate Cosmos with rich maroon daisy-like flowers and a seductive chocolate fragrance. Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Spellbound' is a choice half-hardy perennial for a sunny border, and well loved by pollinating insects. Plant it among other perennials to support its stems - it associates beautifully with hot fiery colours. Although perennial, the Chocolate plant is often grown as an annual in the UK, but can easily be over-wintered if grown in containers and kept in frost free conditions. Height and Spread: 60cm (24").

 

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    • 1 x 2 litre potted cosmos plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted cosmos plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £19.99

Chinese Foxglove

Rehmannia elata, Rehmannia angulata

  • Blooms from May to November
This colourful Chinese Foxglove is named for its foxglove-like flowers, and it will repeat bloom all through the summer - unlike digitalis - and with a much showier flower! Rehmannia makes a superb choice for sunny borders, containers or a cool greenhouse, adding a touch of the exotic to your garden from late spring through until autumn. Chinese foxgloves are best over-wintered in a protected position with a minimum temperature of 5°C. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 50cm (20").
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    • 3 Chinese foxglove Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 6 Chinese foxglove Postiplug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £17.99

Artemisia arborescens 'Powis Castle' (Large Plant)

Artemisia arborescens 'Brass Band', Wormwood

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A common sight in stately home gardens and local parks, Artmesia is often chosen due to its resilient, drought tolerant, easy grow attitude.

The holder of an esteemed RHS AGM, 'Powis Castle' is a hardy perennial which is evergreen, easy to maintain and can add a silver glint to borders. Use Artemisia as edging for pathways in cottage garden style borders. Height and Spread: 50cm (19").

 

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    • 1 x 1 litre potted artemisia plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted artemisia plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £16.99

Aristolochia elegans

Aristolochia littoralis, Dutchman's Pipe

A show stopping half hardy climber for the summer garden or conservatory. The blooms of the Dutchman's Pipe are highly sought after and we are pleased to have sourced this stunning Brazilian vine for all you would-be plant hunters. The exotic 7.5cm (3") flowers take on a unique rich purple-brown hue overlaid with a creamy white patina and exude a soft fragrance. The soft lush foliage is over-sized and heart-shaped - everything about this plant is spectacular. Aristolochia plants will enjoy a warm conservatory over winter, but as you can see, a little fuss is well worth the effort! Height: up to 8m (26'). Spread: 100cm (3'). More info
    • 1 x 9cm potted aristolochia plant

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted aristolochia plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £19.99

Geranium 'Pink Sybil'

Pelargonium, Rosebud Geranium

The full, rounded buds of Rosebud Geranium 'Pink Sybil' resemble dainty roses when they first break open, then cluster together to form a pretty posy. This vigorous, trailing variety has the exceptional garden performance of other ivy-leaf geraniums, but their unique flower form truly sets them apart. With regular deadheading, they will spill from windowboxes, containers, and hanging baskets, blooming profusely throughout the summer. Trails to: 45cm (18").
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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    • 5 geranium jumbo plug plants

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    • £9.99
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    • 10 geranium jumbo plug plants

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    • £19.98 £16.99
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Geranium 'Blue Sybil'

Pelargonium, Rosebud Geranium

The full, rounded buds of Rosebud Geranium 'Blue Sybil' resemble dainty roses when they first break open, then cluster together to form a pretty posy. This vigorous, trailing variety has the exceptional garden performance of other ivy-leaf geraniums, but their unique flower form truly sets them apart. With regular deadheading, they will spill from windowboxes, containers, and hanging baskets, blooming profusely throughout the summer. Trails to: 45cm (18").
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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    • 5 geranium jumbo plug plants

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    • £9.99
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    • 10 geranium jumbo plug plants

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    • £19.98 £16.99
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Geranium 'Red Sybil'

Pelargonium, Rosebud Geranium

The full, rounded buds of Rosebud Geranium 'Red Sybil' resemble dainty roses when they first break open, then cluster together to form a pretty posy. This vigorous, trailing variety has the exceptional garden performance of other ivy-leaf geraniums, but their unique flower form truly sets them apart. With regular deadheading, they will spill from windowboxes, containers, and hanging baskets, blooming profusely throughout the summer. Trails to: 45cm (18"). Geranium 'Red Sybil' is protected by Plant Breeder's Rights - propagation prohibited.
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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    • 5 geranium jumbo plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • Out of stock
    • 10 geranium jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch:
    • SAVE *£2.99  
    • £19.98 £16.99
    • Out of stock