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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.
Mimulus x hybridus 'Magic Rainbow'
Diplacus, Monkey Flower, Musk
These low growing, bushy mimulus plants produce masses of tubular blooms, looking much like exotic, wide snapdragon flowers. Although monkey flowers are tender perennials, they are best treated as an annual for beds, containers and baskets, except in the mildest parts of the country. Mimulus 'Magic Rainbow' is ideal to add a bright splash of summer colour from June to August in lightly shaded, moist beds in the garden. Height and spread: 30cm (12"). More info
Oxalis triangularis 'Burgundy Wine' (Large Plant)
Shamrock, SorrelThe handsome ornamental foliage of this burgundy shamrock is rich burgundy-red with separate triangular shaped lobes. With an attractive summer display of tubular pink flowers, this frost tender perennial oxalis makes a delightful container plant for a conservatory or bright windowsill. In very mild areas Oxalis triangularis 'Burgundy' can be grown in sheltered borders or alpine gardens. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (12"). More info
Oxalis 'Sunny' (Large Plant)
The Burgundy Shamrock is versatile, and can be used in summer patio pots, bedding, borders, rockeries, or beneath trees and shrubs. Oxalis 'Sunny' is particuarly handsome, with leaves carrying in burgundy and ruby colourings.
The rich foliage is accompanied by tubular pink flowers from spring to summer. In very mild areas, Oxalis can be grown in sheltered borders or patio pots. The spring foliage looks especially pretty against spring bulbs. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 30cm (12").More info
Lilac FuchsiaThis tender species fuchsia bears large panicles of delicately scented cerise pink flowers in summer, followed by decorative spherical purple fruits. Fuchsia arborescens is an elegant evergreen fuchsia for a large patio container or conservatory specimen. Take a trip back in time and discover some of the original species, from which the plethora of today's new varieties are derived. Height: 180cm (72"). Spread: 150cm (59").
Culinary note: Add the beautiful coloured flowers to salads, crystallise them for a sweet garnish or add them to jellies for an extra splash of colour. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
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