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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.



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Gaillardia 'Snappy'

Blanket Flower

  • Finally, a gaillardia that lasts for years in the garden
Finally, a long-lasting gaillardia for years of pleasure in the garden. Blanket Flowers have a reputation for being unreliably perennial but new Gaillardia 'Snappy' makes that a thing of the past. We can now offer you unrivalled flower power alongside true perennial reliability for years of vibrant border and container colour. This world-class introduction offers non-stop flowering on sturdy, compact, upright plants from mid-summer through to late autumn. The red and yellow blooms also take on a purple sheen in the summer sunshine and will be much loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 5 gaillardia Postiplug plants

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    • 10 gaillardia Postiplug plants

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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

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    • £12.99
    • 10 dianthus Postiplug plants

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Dianthus 'Crimson Rim'

Carnation

  • At last - a new carnation with a traditional fragrance

This stunning hardy Carnation bucks the modern trend for flashy flower colours at the expense of their fragrance. Dianthus 'Crimson Rim' combines elegant pristine white blooms with a stylish raspberry edge and a wonderful rich clove fragrance. This clump forming perennial is undemanding and well behaved making it perfect for the front of borders. And with a such a free flowering habit you'll have plenty of stems to spare for a vase indoors. Height: 40cm (16"). 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 jumbo plug plants

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    • 10 dianthus jumbo plug plants

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    • 20 dianthus jumbo plug plants

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Dianthus barbatus 'Sweet'

Sweet William

  • Summer-flowering Sweet Williams!

Enjoy these delightfully fragrant Sweet Williams all summer long! Clusters of sweetly scented flowers in shades of red, white and purple are borne atop stiff upright stems from June through to September. Superb for cutting for a vase indoors, the vibrant flowers of Dianthus barbatus 'Sweet' are also attractive to bees. Often grown as a biennial, this short lived perennial is ideal for cottage garden beds and borders. Height: 45cm (18"). 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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    • 6 dianthus plug plants

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    • £5.99
    • 24 dianthus plug plants

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    • 48 dianthus plug plants

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Scabious 'Butterfly Magnets Mixed'

Scabiosa atropurpurea, Pincushion Flower

Marvel at the whirling clouds of butterflies that are drawn to this lovely Scabious mix. Pincushion blooms in a super colour range are supported on tall wiry stems that make fabulous cut flowers. Scabious 'Butterfly Magnets Mixed' creates a wonderful billowing, airy feature for the back of cottage garden borders particularly when planted in large drifts. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 3 scabious jumbo plug plants

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    • 6 scabious jumbo plug plants

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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

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    • 2 x 1 litre potted eryngium plants

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Pansy 'Ballerina'

Viola x wittrockiana

Unusual frilly tutu-like flowers of Pansy 'Ballerina' create a bright carnival of colour throughout the summer. The delicately ruffled petals make a stunning display in containers, beds and borders. Perfect for planting in window boxes where you can enjoy their pretty blooms close up. Height and spread: 23cm (9").

 

Culinary note: Pansy flowers are edible.

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 36 pansy plug plants

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    • £9.99
    • 72 pansy plug plants

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Lewisia cotyledon 'Elise Mixed'

  • First lewisia to repeat flower throughout summer
Masses of starry flowers in a range of fruity colours, including stripes and picotees adorn slender stems above neat rosettes of fleshy leaves. Traditionally grown as perennials in alpine houses, new breeding has brought us Lewisia 'Elise Mixed' which flowers in its first year, making a bright and attractive annual bedding plant! Winner of a Fleuroselect Gold Medal, these exceptional plants repeat flower throughout summer, lighting up beds, borders, containers and rock gardens. Tolerating heat and drought well, Lewisia is also perfectly happy with cooler temperatures and will overwinter with protection from wet weather. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 30cm (12").
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    • 24 lewisia plug plants

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    • 48 lewisia plug plants

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Pansy 'Tea Party'

Viola x wittrockiana

These cheery little pansies will certainly brighten up the garden. Pansy 'Tea Party' Mixed is a vibrant blend of solid colours and bicolours with plenty of personality. Low maintenance and easy to grow, this free-flowering mix is ideal for filling beds, borders and containers with fabulous summer colour. Height: 23cm (9"). Spread: 30cm (12").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. The crystallised petals are great decorations for cakes and cookies, or they can be added straight to green salads for an injection of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 36 pansy plug plants

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    • £12.99
    • 72 pansy plug plants

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Helianthemum 'Peachy Keen'

Rock Rose, Sun Rose

  • T&M Exclusive

Giving you a glorious display of colour from spring to midsummer, these Rock Roses are both versatile and trouble free. Our new peach flowered variety, Helianthemum 'Peachy Keen', has an overwhelming abundance of petals, which further boosts the display in your garden. This tough, hardy and drought resistant alpine, will produce a second flush of flowers in late summer, if pruned after the first blooming. 'Peachy Keen' can be used as groundcover or an addition to a rockery, either way, it will be also loved by bees and other insects. . Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (12"). Evergreen/semi-evergreen.

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    • 5 helianthemum jumbo plug plants

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    • 10 helianthemum jumbo plug plants

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Scabious 'Kudos'

Scabiosa, Pincushion Flower

  • A cottage garden favourite, now available for the patio
  • You don't need borders to grow this perennial favourite
  • So many blooms we lost track!
We like to tell our customers how many blooms to expect from our plants, but when it came to counting the flowers on Scabious 'Kudos' we just couldn’t keep up! Expect a long season of colour from these hardy herbaceous perennial plants. These compact plants will be smothered in delicate pale pink blooms from June through to October. Leave the last flush of flowers to turn in to attractive seedheads for winter interest. Shorter than many scabious varieties, this cottage garden classic performs perfectly in patio containers and is ideal for attracting butterflies, bees and other pollinators to the garden. If setting Scabious 'Kudos' out in the border, make sure to give it the spot it deserves at the front of your display and enjoy it for months at a time, for years to come. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm(12").
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    • 5 scabious Postiplug plants

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    • 10 scabious Postiplug plants

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Helianthemum Collection

Rock Rose, Sun Rose

These tough little rock roses are hardy, drought tolerant and trouble-free, producing glorious colour from late spring to midsummer. If pruned after flowering, they'll even reward you with a second flush of blooms in late summer! The nectar-rich flowers, set against a backdrop of silvery, semi-evergreen foliage, are loved by bees and other insects. This helianthemum collection makes excellent groundcover or a versatile addition to rockeries or hot, dry borders. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (12").
  • Collection comprises the following varieties:
  • Helianthemum 'Ben Mohr' - Orange, saucer shaped flowers.
  • Helianthemum 'Pink Angel' - An abundance of delicate double, pink flowers.
  • Helianthemum 'The Bride' - A pretty, white rock rose with an RHS Award of Garden Merit.
  • Helianthemum 'Ben Fhada' - Bright, primrose yellow blooms with golden egg-yolk centres.
  • Helianthemum 'Peachy Keen' - New peach bloomed variety 'Peachy Keen' has an overwhelming amount of petals, further boosting the effect in your garden!
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    • 5 helianthemum jumbo plug plants - 1 of each variety

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    • £14.99
    • 10 helianthemum jumbo plug plants - 2 of each variety

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    • £19.99