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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 17 products.
 

Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop'

Glandularia, Verbena patagonica

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  • Unique mini Verbena for your patio
Like its parents, Verbena bonariensis 'Lollipop' boasts the same tight clusters of floating purple flowers, but has short, compact stems that reach only half the height. Well shaped, uniform plants with an open airy habit attract butterflies to their glowing blooms from June to September. This fabulous hardy dwarf verbena is perfectly proportioned for patio pots and the front of borders where it creates a wonderful delicate airy effect. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
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    • 3 verbena jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £11.99
    • 6 verbena jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £23.98 £17.99

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

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 72 pansy plug plants

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

Heucherella 'Trailing Collection'

  • New hanging basket plant!

A cross between Heuchera and Tiarella, these trailing hardy perennials look fabulous billowing out of hanging baskets, window boxes and patio containers, where the broad-lobed, evergreen leaves provide all-year-round interest! Grow them alone for a fountain of foliage, or in mixed baskets to add texture and contrast. Vigorous and easy to grow, Heucherella 'Trailing Collection' also makes a fantastic groundcover plant for sun or part shade. Height: 25cm (10"). Spread: 60cm (24").


  • Collection comprises:
  • Heucherella 'Crimson Cascade' - Wonderful green to copper-red foliage with contrasting dark veins.
  • Heucherella 'Yellowstone Falls' - Striking lime green leaves with crimson markings.
  • Heucherella 'Redstone Falls' - Vibrant green and ruby red leaves creating a mixture of autumnal colours which change with the seasons.
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    • 3 heucherella jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
    • SAVE £5  
    • £14.99 £9.99
    • 6 heucherella jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of October 2016
    • SAVE £7  
    • £19.99 £12.99

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Geranium 'Gerwat'

  • Winner of The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 'Plant of the Centenary'
  • Unique long-flowering period for a Hardy Geranium

A celebrated Cranesbill producing masses of saucer shaped, violet-blue blooms with dainty white centres. Being a sterile hybrid, Geranium 'Rozanne' flowers repeatedly throughout the summer and won’t self-seed like other Geraniums. This hardy perennial makes excellent ground cover through the front of informal borders or spilling from containers. As summer ends the loose mounds of foliage colour to reddish brown and fiery orange for an extended display into autumn. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 60cm (24").


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Geranium 'Rozanne gets our vote for RHS 'Plant of the Centenary'

 

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    • 1 geranium jumbo plug plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 3 geranium jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
    • SAVE *£9.98  
    • £29.97 £19.99

Monarda didyma 'Cranberry Lace' (Large Plant)

Bergamot

Bergamot are unusual-looking perennials that have aromatic foliage and whorls of spidery blooms made up of tubular petals. Monarda 'Cranberry Lace' is a compact, short Bergamot with bright pink, and a built-in resistance to powdery mildew problems.

Bergamot is perfect for cottage garden borders where it can quickly form dense, easy to grow clumps. Bergamot flowers are great for the wildlife garden, as they are loved by bees. Height: 90 cm (36"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Culinary note: Use the dried leaves to make Bergamot tea or use the sweet, spicy flavoured petals to enhance salads, jellies, rice or pasta dishes. For more details about edible flowers click here.

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 1 litre potted monarda plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 2 x 1 litre potted monarda plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £16.99

Penstemon 'Strawberries & Cream'

This popular hardy perennial deserves a prime spot in the garden. White trumpet shaped flowers with delicately speckled throats appear in summer above a flush of glossy, semi-evergreen foliage. The long-lasting blooms of Penstemon 'Strawberries and Cream' continue well into autumn, long after other plants have run out of steam. Undemanding and easy to grow, Penstemons tolerate almost any position in the garden, regardless of rain or drought, and even resist slug damage. What more could you ask of a plant? Height: 80cm (31"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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    • 3 penstemon jumbo plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £9.99

Echinacea purpurea 'Pink Parasol'

Coneflower

Pink Parasol has stunning, large, deep purplish-pink blooms, with contrasting orange cones standing proudly above strong stems. Each bloom can reach 7-10cm (3-4in) in diameter compared to other varieties only reaching a diameter of 5-7cm (2-3in). Once established, bushy plants produce clusters of stems adding height to your borders, attracting butterflies and beneficial insects to your garden, as well as making dramatic long lasting cut flowers. Height 90-120cm (3-4ft)
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    • 6 echinacea plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £5.99

Pansy 'Matrix™ Mixed' (Garden Ready)

Viola x wittrockiana

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants
Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.

This vibrant blend has been specially bred for their excellent branching habit and super size flowers; and the results speak for themselves! The compact sturdy stems hold their vibrant flower heads high, whatever the weather brings to ensure your garden is filled with colour. Easy to grow, Pansy 'Matrix Mixed' is the perfect plant for all your containers and bedding displays. Height and spread: 23cm (9").

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.

 

Garden ready special offer
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    • 30 pansy garden ready plants

    • Despatch: By end of September 2016
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    • £14.99

Perennial 'Best Value' Collection

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Fill your beds and borders with this bargain collection of herbaceous perennials. Perennial plants bloom year after year, and many can also be cut and brought into the house for beautiful flower arrangements. Height: Up to 1m (39"). Spread: 45cm (18").


Please note, when you receive your plants, the green plastic tray is embossed with letters underneath each row of plants - these letters correspond to the list supplied with your plants so that you can identify them.


  • Collection includes;

  • Lavender 'Hidcote' - This classic English lavender plant has an attractive grey-green fragrant foliage and will display stunning violet-blue compact spikes.
  • Digitalis 'Dalmation Mixed' - Well branched, compact, dwarf plants. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 40cm (16").
  • Erigeron 'Stallone' - This cheery clump forming perennial enjoys light sandy soils, making it ideal for coastal gardens.
  • Echinacea 'Pink Parasol' - Pink Parasol has stunning, large, deep purplish-pink blooms, with contrasting orange cones standing proudly above strong stems.
  • Verbena Bonariensis - Tightly clustered florets form glowing lavender flower heads that float atop stiffly upright, branching stems. Height: 200cm (78"). Spread: 45cm (18").
  • Scabiosa 'Blue Jeans' - Blue pincushion flowers attract bees and butterflies throughout summer. Height and spread: 45cm (18").
  • Aquilegia 'Swan' Mixed - An abundance of large flowers on upright, multi-branched stems Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 25cm (10").
  • Geum 'Blazing Sunset' - Fully double, large scarlet blooms are borne over a long period in summer. Height and spread: 60cm (24").
  • Carnation 'Ever-blooming Mixed' (Hardy) - Richly fragrant blooms that are ideal for cutting. Height and spread: 30cm (12").
  • Armeria 'Mixed' - Long flowering plants with unusual ball shaped flower heads on thin wiry stems. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 30cm (12").
  • Delphinium 'Pacific Giants' - Excellent for adding structure and presence to the back of borders. Height: 150cm (60"). Spread: 75cm (30").
  • Coreopsis 'Early Sunrise' - Golden yellow, semi double flowers that attract bees and butterflies. Height: 45cm.
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    • 72 perennial plug plants - 6 of each variety

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
    • SAVE *£51.89  
    • £71.88 £19.99

Polyanthus 'Firecracker'

Primula

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An eye-catching new Polyanthus bearing yellow blooms with a fiery orange-red edge. These long-lasting flowers are borne on strong, stout stems above rosettes of semi-evergreen foliage. Versatile and easy to grow, Polyanthus 'Firecracker' is perfect for edging borders and brightening up spring patio containers. Height and spread: 23cm (9").

Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Try the sweet tasting petals on top of salads or even pancakes, crystallise them for use as cake decorations too. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 12 polyanthus plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £9.99 £7.99
    • 24 polyanthus plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £9.99
    • 48 polyanthus plug plants

    • Despatch: By end of August 2016
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    • £12.99

Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'Prinz Heinrich' (Large Plant)

Chinese Anemone

This vibrant Chinese Anemone bears a profusion of deep pink flowers in late summer. Each tightly rounded bud reveals semi-double flowers, with delicately rolled petals that fade to paler pink as they mature. Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'Prinz Heinrich' makes a delightful border perennial, forming a spreading clump of palmate, dark green foliage. An elegant and easy to grow plant that makes a pretty cut flower and is well loved by bees and other pollinators. Height: 75cm (30"). Spread: 60cm (24").

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer
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    • 1 x 2 litre potted anemone plant

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £12.99
    • 2 x 2 litre potted anemone plants

    • Despatch: By end of July 2016
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    • £19.99

Geranium 'Best Red' F1 Hybrid

Pelargonium, Zonal Geranium, Zonal 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.

 

Buy this variety in a larger plant size
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    • 36 geranium plug plants

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    • £11.99
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    • 36 geranium plug plants + 100g of geranium fertiliser

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    • £12.99
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    • 72 geranium plug plants

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    • £23.98 £17.99
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