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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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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 September 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted salvia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 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

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    • £8.99
    • 10 heteropappus Postiplug plants

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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 September 2016
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    • £14.99
    • 2 x 13cm potted strelitzia plants

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    • £24.99

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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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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    • 2 x 1 litre potted artemisia plants

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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 September 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted aristolochia plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 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

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
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    • £9.99
    • 10 geranium jumbo plug plants

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    • £19.98 £16.99

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
    • 10 geranium jumbo plug plants

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    • £19.98 £16.99

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
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Chrysanthemum 'Bumper Pack'

Subtle autumnal shades harmonise with striking, bold colours in this outstanding chrysanthemum collection. A bold combination of tall, half hardy varieties with reflexed and incurved petals, mixed with lower growing, hardy chrysanthemums that form neat mounds of colour. Savour the colourful shades of these magnificent perennials in your autumn garden when summer bedding plants have faded away. Their vibrant blooms also make excellent and long lasting cut flowers. Height: Up to 90cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Chrysanthemum collection contains 5 plants each of:
Incurved Mixed - Sturdy stems bear rounded blooms with magnificent incurved petals.
Hardy Patio Mixed - Well branched plants produce rounded domes of colour.
Decorative Mixed - Backward facing petals create colourful flower heads on strong stems.


Companion planting: Try growing Chrysanthemums with chives, whose aromatic leaves will deter aphids.


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    • 15 chrysanthemum Postiplug plants - 5 of each variety

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    • £14.99
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Geranium 'Best Red' F1 Hybrid

Pelargonium

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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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    • 36 geranium plug plants

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    • 36 geranium plug plants + 100g of geranium fertiliser

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    • 72 geranium plug plants

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Geranium 'Black Rose'

Pelargonium, Rosebud Geranium

The full, rounded buds of Rosebud Geranium 'Black Rose' 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.
More info
    • 5 geranium jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
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    • £9.99
    • 10 geranium jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
    • SAVE *£2.99  
    • £19.98 £16.99